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Tallchief, Maria

Overview
Works: 171 works in 266 publications in 2 languages and 9,640 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee, Performer, Dancer, Director, Teacher
Classifications: GV1785.T32, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maria Tallchief
Dancing for Mr. B six Balanchine ballerinas by Anne Belle ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six ballerinas -- Mary Ellen Moylan, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley, and Darci Kistler -- keep alive Balanchine's ballets and the inspiration they learned from him. They also discuss other Balanchine dancers, such as Tanaquil Le Clercq and Suzanne Farrell. Balanchine was the single most powerful influence in their lives
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Firebird ( )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief, a former principal ballerina with the New York City Ballet, coaches a current principal, Helene Alexopoulos, in excerpts from the leading roles she created in two ballets choreographed by George Balanchine to the music of Igor Stravinsky: Firebird (1949) and Orpheus (1948). In the interview sections, she analyzes details of the choreography, noting the Russian folk flavor in the berceuse, the importance of hand and arm movements and épaulement in Balanchine's choreography, and his emphasis on the proper execution of transitional steps, including walking and running. Having been married to Balanchine at the time, she was able to observe at close hand the creative process that produced both ballets
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Symphony in C ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interview with Maria Tallchief (ca. 12 min.) / Tallchief recalls the premiere of the ballet, then titled Le palais de cristal, by the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1947, and describes some of the dancers who performed in it, notably Lycette Darsonval (who created the variation on this tape), Jacqueline Moreau, and Micheline Bardin. She demonstrates how some of the choreography shows the influence of the Paris Opéra Ballet style, and analyzes details of Balanchine's choreography. She also discusses the New York City Ballet's 1948 production of the ballet, retitled Symphony in C, in which she danced the variation on this tape
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Pas de dix ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interview with Maria Tallchief (ca. 14 min.). Tallchief, who created the principal ballerina's role in George Balanchine's Pas de dix, first presented by the New York City Ballet in 1955, compares this ballet with Balanchine's earlier Raymonda (1946), staged with Alexandra Danilova for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She discusses how Balanchine taught various ballet steps and movements that appear in the ballet, including passé
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Apollo and Swan lake ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Stravinsky's Apollo and Tchaikovsky's Swan lake, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Maria Tallchief coaching the Pas de deux from Scotch symphony ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the New York City Ballet in the Pas de deux from Mendelssohn's Scottish symphony. Included is an interview where Maria discusses premiering the work with the George Balanchine dance troupe, and the experience of dancing with them in general
Maria Tallchief interviews ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Allegro brillante ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Allegro brillante by Tchaikovsky, with movements choreographed by Balanchine in 1955-56
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from the four temperaments and, Sylvia: Pas de deux ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the New York City Ballet in excerpts from Hindemith's The four temperaments and Delibes' Sylvia. Includes an interview with Maria where she talks about performing these works under Balanchine and about the works themselves
Firestone dances ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Rudolf Nureyev's American television solo début; the legendary team of Jacques D'Amboise and Melissa Hayden; the brilliant Maria Tallchief; Carla Fracci in a rare pas de quatre set to the music of Pugni; as well as principal dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet and a performance by the Ballet Español Ximenes-Vargas
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The nutcracker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief, who created the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine's version of The nutcracker for the New York City Balletin 1954, coaches young dancers in excerpts from the ballet. In the interview sections, she analyzes details of the choreography and describes the way in which Balanchine taught specific steps and movements. She also reminisces about the first performance, and compares the choreography to the Petipa-Ivanov version then being presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
The art of Maria Tallchief ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows performances by dancer Maria Tallchief
Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief recreating excerpts from Le baiser de la fée with Vida Brown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Frederic Franklin and Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the the New York City Ballet in excerpts of Stravinsky's ballet Le baiser de le fée with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview with Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief and Vida Brown, all of whom performed this work with the George Ballanchine dance troup. They also reminiscence about some of the other works they performed with him, and the experience of being on the dance troup in general
Swan lake themes and styles ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief and Nicolas Magallanes perform excerpts from Swan Lake and discuss how certain techniques indicate various human emotions and motivations
Rudolf Nureyev, Erik Bruhn their complete Bell Telephone hour performances (1961-1967) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Live telecast excerpts from various ballets, featuring early performances by Nureyev and Bruhn
Tallchief interview ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief coaching 'Sugar plum fairy' excerpts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of the pas de deux ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of pas de deux performances from several ballet favorites featuring a host of renowned dancers
Maria Tallchief ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Tallchief and her sister Marjorie came from the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, and as children trained as both pianists and dancers. Marjorie began a ballet career in Europe, and Maria became America's first home-grown prima ballerina. As her career flourished, her partnership with George Balanchine coincided with the founding of the New York City Ballet, and of a new style of dance and dancer. This documentary, using interviews and archival dance footage, looks at her life and career, at how her heritage informed her dancing, and at what it means to be "a Balanchine dancer."
Swan lake ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the classic ballet "Swan Lake", in performance and commentary by Maria Tallchief and Nicolas Magallanes. Tallchief and Magallanes introduce the characters, and present highlights of the ballet, interspersed with explanations of how certain techniques indicate various human emotions and motivations. The ballet excerpts use the choreography of Marius Petipa as revised by George Balanchine
 
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Alternative Names
Balanchine, Maria Tallchief
Balanchine, Maria Tallchief 1925-2013
Natirboff, Maria Tallchief 1925-2013
Paschen, Maria Tallchief
Paschen, Maria Tallchief 1925-2013
Tall Chief, Betty Marie 1925-2013
Tall Chief, Elizabeth Marie
Tall Chief, Elizabeth Marie 1925-2013 Wirklicher Name
Tallchief, Elizabeth Marie
Tallchief, Elizabeth Marie 1925-2013
Wa-Xthe-Thonba 1925-2013
Wa-Xthe-Thonba, Osage princess
Languages
English (116)
Spanish (1)
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