Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-FantaisieAdditional title: Valse-FantaisieAdditional title: Valse-fantaisie (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, 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)
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 2011Place: New York, N.Y.Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation
Table of ContentsCoaching 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2550
TopicsPaul, MimiClifford, John, 1947-Balanchine, GeorgeGlinka, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1804-1857. Valse-fantaisieBallet -- Study and teachingChoreographyPas de deuxMusic and dance
GenresFilmed danceFilmed interviewsInterviewsFilmed performances
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (82 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionMimi 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244013Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f55e3210-3138-0132-555c-3c075448cc4b
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