Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie

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Title
Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie
Additional title: Valse-Fantaisie
Additional title: Valse-fantaisie (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Names
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Paul, Mimi (Teacher)
Paul, Mimi (Interviewee)
Clifford, John, 1947- (Teacher)
Clifford, John, 1947- (Interviewee)
Goldner, Nancy (Interviewer)
Fairchild, Megan (Dancer)
Angle, Jared (Dancer)
McDill, Nancy (Instrumentalist)
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- (Project director)
Brooks, Virginia Loring (Editor)
Hlinka, Nichol (Director)
Otterson, William (Technical director)
Clarke, James (Videographer)
Padilla, Pedro (Videographer)
Padilla, Pedro (Editor)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Donor)
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1804-1857 (Composer)
Collection

George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2011
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation
Table of Contents
Coaching session (59 min.) / coaches, Mimi Paul and John Clifford ; dancers, Megan Fairchild and Jared Angle -- Run-through (8 min.) / dancers, Megan Fairchild and Jared Angle -- Interview (approximately 15 min.) / interviewees, Mimi Paul and John Clifford ; interviewer, Nancy Goldner.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2550
Topics
Paul, Mimi
Clifford, John, 1947-
Balanchine, George
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1804-1857. Valse-fantaisie
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Choreography
Pas de deux
Music and dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Title from opening video credits.
Creation/production credits: Music, Mikhail Glinka (Valse-Fantaisie in B Minor, 1839, orchestrated 1856) ; scenery and costumes, Esteban Francés ; costumes executed by Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production and post production, Otterson TV, inc.; on-line editor, Pedro Padillo ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Performers: Pianist, Nancy McDill. Dancers, Megan Fairchild and Jared Angle (principal dancers, New York City Ballet).
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on November 3, 2008.
Funding: This project was assisted by a special grant for The National Endowment for the Arts.
Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
Biographical/historical: Valse-Fantaisie premiered (as the second section of Glinkiana) on Nov. 23, 1967 with Mimi Paul and John Clifford (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater; from June 1, 1969, Valse-Fantaisie was performed as a separate work: the other sections of Glinkiana were eliminated.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (82 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Mimi Paul and John Clifford discuss the music score for this piece that had already been used for 4-5 dances when this piece was created; speed and stamina issues involved with this choreographic work; the technique of the glissade; the dynamic qualities needed for this work; being told by George Balanchine that his teaching was more important than his choreography due to it changing over the years; Nancy Goldner remembering Mimi Paul's jetés during her solo and the thrust of the front leg; Balanchine teaching Clifford how to jeté properly; and Balanchine asking dancers during the choreographic process if they needed breaks in the choreography to catch their breath.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f55e3210-3138-0132-555c-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f63ba0a0-3138-0132-110a-3c075448cc4b

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Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie