Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching principal roles from 'Emeralds' from Jewels

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Title
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching principal roles from 'Emeralds' from Jewels
Additional title: Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching Prélude (pas de deux) and La Fileuse (solo) from 'Emeralds' from Jewels
Additional title: Emeralds
Additional title: Jewels
Additional title: Jewels (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Names
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Verdy, Violette, 1933- (Teacher)
Verdy, Violette, 1933- (Interviewee)
Ludlow, Conrad (Teacher)
Ludlow, Conrad (Interviewee)
Dunning, Jennifer (Interviewee)
Körbes, Carla (Dancer)
Fayette, James (Dancer)
McDill, Nancy (Dancer)
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- (Project director)
Brooks, Virginia Loring (Editor)
Hlinka, Nichol (Director)
Otterson, William (Technical director)
Clarke, James (Videographer)
MacDonald, Jim (Editor)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Donor)
Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924 (Composer)
Collection

George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2013
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation
Table of Contents
Prélude (pas de deux), coaching session (39 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow ; dancers, Carla Körbes and James Fayette -- Prélude, run-through (6 min.) / dancers, Carla Körbes and James Fayette -- La Fileuse (solo), coaching session (8 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow ; dancer, Carla Körbes -- La Fileuse, run-through (3 min.) / dancer, Carla Körbes -- Interview (19 min.) / interviewees, Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow ; interviewer, Jennifer Dunning.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2554
Topics
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016
Ludlow, Conrad
Balanchine, George
Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924. Pelléas et Mélisande. Prélude
Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924. Pelléas et Mélisande. Fileuse
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Pas de deux
Music and dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Filmed performances
Notes
Statement of responsibility: the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Gabriel Fauré ; [coaching by] Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow.
Content: Title from opening video credits; additional title from original cassette label.
Creation/production credits: Music, Gabriel Fauré (Prelude and La Fileuse from Pélleas et Melisande, 1989) ; costumes, Karinska ; scenery, Peter Harvey ; lighting, Ronald Bates ; line producer/technical director, William Otterson ; camera, James Clarke ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production, Otterson TV, Inc. ; post production, Twenty Two Productions, Inc. ; on-line editor, Jim MacDonald ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Performers: Pianist, Nancy McDill.
Performers: Dancers, Carla Körbes and James Fayette (New York City Ballet).
Venue: Videotaped during rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on 2003 October 27.
Original version: Original format: 1 Betacam ; 3/4 in.
Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
Biographical/historical: Emeralds is the first section of the three-part ballet Jewels. Emeralds premiered on April 13, 1967 by New York City Ballet at the New York State Theater, with Prelude (pas de deux) danced by Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow, and La Fileuse (solo) danced by Violette Verdy.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (74 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludow discuss George Balanchine's Emeralds section of the choreographic work, Jewels; their memories of the first rehearsal with Balanchine; Balanchine's high idea of France; Michel Fokine's influence in the movement shown through Balanchine's choreography; Ludlow talks about the complicated partnering and the pressure and tension in the movement; Balanchine liberated partnering with the freedom to use each other only when needed; piece includes clusters of complications and then moments of riding the crest of waves; dancers for this piece need a sense of quality for this work; Verdy had a French style that Balanchine often used; and Balanchine adding to the choreography of this work nine years after it was created.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244022
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5afbb500-3139-0132-d8c6-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2013). Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching principal roles from 'Emeralds' from Jewels Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5ca79b10-3139-0132-84bf-3c075448cc4b

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Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching principal roles from 'Emeralds' from Jewels