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Title
Gloria Contreras: What I learned from Balanchine
Names
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Producer)
Contreras, Gloria (Director)
Contreras, Gloria (Speaker)
Mesavage, Marlene (Dancer) (Speaker)
Freeman, Judi (Dancer) (Speaker)
Davis, Jacqueline Z. (Jacqueline Zurat), 1946- (Speaker)
Beltran, Ruben (Speaker)
Donneaud, Gerardo (Director)
Pally, Alan J (Producer)
Pally, Alan J (Speaker)
Brooks, Virginia (Videographer)
Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM (Dancer)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Presenter)
Collection

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Public Program Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2009-05-18
Table of Contents
Introduction (17 min.) / speakers, Alan Pally, Jacqueline Z. Davis, Ruben Beltran and Gloria Contreras' son -- Panel discussion (32 min.) / panelists: Gloria Contreras, Marlene Mesavage DeSavino, Judi Freeman Coopersmith and Gloria Contreras' son -- Taller Coreografico de la UNAM Film (2008) (10 min.) / written and directed by Gerardo Donneaud -- Donating collection to the Dance Division (3 min.) / donor, Gloria Contreras ; recipient, Jan Schmidt.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7133
Topics
Contreras, Gloria
Balanchine, George
School of American Ballet
Choreography -- New York (State) -- New York
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussions
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Notes
Statement of responsibility: series producer, Alan J. Pally ; presented by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Creation/production credits: Taped during the program by Virginia Brooks.
Performers: Panelists: Gloria Contreras, Marlene Mesavage DeSavino, Judi Freeman Coppersmith.
Venue: Videotaped during panel discussion at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y. on May 18, 2009.
Acquisition: Gift; Virginia Brooks; Feb. 2012. NN-PD
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (62 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
Gloria Contreras reads excerpts from her book, What I learned from Balanchine, including her first encounter with Balanchine, how her style changed due to Balanchines influence, how she implemented what she learned from Balanchine after leaving the School of American Ballet, how Balanchine's legacy has been transformed in Mexico and how his ideas inspired this movement, and she concludes by donating her collection to the Dance Division. Judi Freeman Coopersmith and Marlene Mesavage DeSavino briefly talk about their experiences working with Gloria Contreras.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 794777656
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19631191
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f021beb0-78f6-0138-859e-51b36067f79d
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 2009: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gloria Contreras" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2009. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/e4b569c1-2f5c-43bf-a9cd-e13dacef732c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gloria Contreras" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/e4b569c1-2f5c-43bf-a9cd-e13dacef732c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2009). Gloria Contreras Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/e4b569c1-2f5c-43bf-a9cd-e13dacef732c

Wikipedia Citation

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Gloria Contreras