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Villella, Edward 1936-

Works: 178 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 2,676 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Biography  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies  Nonfiction television programs  Televised plays 
Roles: Dancer, Performer, Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Director, Host, Speaker, Producer, Interviewer, Consultant
Classifications: PR2827.A23, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Publications about Edward Villella
Publications by Edward Villella
Most widely held works by Edward Villella
Ballet with Edward Villella ( visu )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Edward Villella, virile lead dancer of the New York City Ballet, dissolves the notion that male ballet dancers are sissified in a montage of dances demonstrating the muscular power and control necessary in this art. He shows how the body is transformed into a smoothly working organism adhering to the demands of musical timing while expressing ideas and feeling through beautiful gesture, form and line. With members of his troupe, he shows the importance of the placement of the foot in gathering power for a bravura performance, and of the glove-like ballet shoe in providing freedom of movement. A Pas De Deux illustrates how the male dancer supports and works in partnership with the ballerina. A segment from Giselle reveals the posturing, posing, storytelling qualities of the romantic ballet. Contrasted to this literal style is a sequence from Apollo, a 20th century neoclassic ballet. Total freedom with total control, the paradox of dance, is demonstrated in a brilliant performance of Rubies
Omnibus. dancing, a man's game ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Gene Kelly performs and discusses the art of dance, drawing similarities between dance and athletic performance. Features a number of popular athletes of the era
Dance on ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
In this episode of Dance On, Billie Mahoney interviews American ballet dancer Edward Villella, who served as principal dancer of the New York City Ballet in the 1960s
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
In this video, Edward Villella coaches the two principal roles from Balanchine's "Rubies."
So, you want to be a ballet dancer? by Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A guide for aspiring ballerinas including instruction on diet, stage presence, condition, dress code, and how to take criticism
The nutcracker ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Tchaikovsky's beloved holiday ballet comes home with sumptuous sets and costumes and the dazzling dance artistry of the New York City Ballet's Melissa Hayden, Edward Villella and Patricia McBride. Also features David Anderson, Cynthia Gregory, Virginia Johnson, and Terry Orr
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
This video is devoted to examining selected passages of Balanchine's choreography in detail. In a studio setting, Edward Villella coaches Sara Esty, Alex Wong, and Miami City Ballet on Tarantella. The overall goal of the Video Archives Program is to create an original "manuscript" of Balanchine ballets by preserving not only the steps but the nuances of the choreography as conceived and taught to the dancers by Balanchine himself
Man who dances : Edward Villella ( visu )
6 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Concentrates primarily on the energy expended and the tension felt by dancers by focusing on a day in 1968 when Edward Villella collapsed on stage because of overwork. Includes scenes from several ballets, including George Balanchine's Rubies and Glinkiana
Dancing with the camera ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"This documentary, made in 1982 and written by Sally Banes and Noel Carroll, explores the roots of Cinedance by looking at works from a variety of trailblazers...Starting by defining dance for the camera, [the film] expands to show the relationship between choreographic processes in dance and editing processes in film." --
Dance : from folk to classical by Edward Villella( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Del baile popular a la danza clásica : conferencia by Edward Villella( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Prodigal son : dancing for Balanchine in a world of pain and magic by Edward Villella( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A leading advocate for the arts in America and recent recipient of the 1997 National Medal of the Arts, the 1997 Kennedy Center Honors, and the George Abbott Carbonell Award for Achievement, Edward Villella was recently inducted into the State of Florida Artist Hall of Fame. Villella also received the Frances Holleman Breathitt Award for Excellence for his contributions to the arts and to education, the thirty-eighth annual Capezio Dance Award, and Award for Lifetime Achievement, becoming only the fourth dance personality to receive National Endowment for the Arts advisory artistic director o
Stars of New York City Ballet : Bell Telephone Hour telecasts 1959-1966 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A collection of performances that includes: Souvenirs, Circus Ballet, The Nutcracker, grand pas de deux, An American in Paris, Allegro Brillante, Young Lovers, Wild West Dance, Stars & Stripes
Dance : from folk to classical : lecture by Edward Villella( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Celebrate ... the cultural connection ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A documentary film focusing on the ethnic diversity in Broward County. Informal interviews with members of the community representing a cross-section of ethnic groups celebrate the cultural connection
Choreography by Balanchine ( visu )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Soloists & members of the New York City Ballet perform ballets choreographed by George Balanchine
Man who dances ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Enters the life of Edward Villella, one of the great male dancers in the 20th century. A primary dancer in the New York City Ballet, Villella's on-stage collapse signals the human limits of this deemingly indefatigable artist. The film features breathtaking footage from Villell's performances, both on and off the state and intimate interviews with the famed dancer as he deals with the physical mental aftermath of his collapse. Examines the true cost of a dancer losing control over his body
Mia : a dancer's journey ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"This is the story of the Croatian-born ballerina Mia Slavenska, one of the most celebrated dancers of her time. It is also a story about historical memory, national identity, and the power of art. A glittering star of the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, in her era, everyone who loved dance knew her name. Yet, in spite of a career that lasted decades, when Slavenska died in 2002, she believed that she had been completely forgotten, not only in America, but also in her native Croatia. As her daughter, Maria, retraces Slavenska's life journey, she unearths the fascinating story of a maverick ballerina and a lost time of dance. And Maria discovers something more: Mia Slavenska hasn't been forgotten after all"--Container
Suzanne Farrell : elusive muse ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Profile of the ballerina Suzanne Farrell, most of it told in her own words, focusing on her complex and often troubled professional and private relationship with choreographer George Balanchine. She describes their collaboration, beginning with Movements for piano and orchestra (1963) in which she replaced Diana Adams as creator of the principal female role. Among the major ballets by Balanchine that she created or danced in the 1960s are Meditation; Apollo; Don Quixote, in which Balanchine performed the title role; A midsummer night's dream; and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Farrell discusses her marriage to dancer Paul Mejia, which led to a break with Balanchine and her departure from New York City Ballet in 1970; her engagement with Maurice Béjart's Ballet du XXe Siècle; and her return to New York City Ballet in 1974. She discusses Tzigane, the first ballet Balanchine created for her upon her return; her partnership with dancer Peter Martins; and the ballets Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze, Vienna Waltzes and Mozartiana. In conclusion, she talks about her reactions to Balanchine's death, her retirement from performing, and her role in preserving his legacy by teaching and staging his ballets. Additional insights are provided by her mother, Donna Holly; Mejia; Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell, Edward Villella, and Béjart. The documentary is profusely illustrated with excerpts of her past performances, and footage of her rehearsing various dancers in ballets from the Balanchine repertory
Interview with Edward Villella by Edward Villella( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Edward Villella discusses his recent appointment as advisor to the Eglevsky Ballet; his goals for the company; his association with André Eglevsky; the School of American Ballet; dancing with the New York City Ballet; roles he created for George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins
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Alternative Names
Edward Villela
Edward Villella americký baletní tanečník
Edward Villella Amerikaans choreograaf
Edward Villella danseur et directeur artistique
Edward Villella US-amerikanischer Balletttänzer und Choreograf
Villella, Edward 1936-...
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Spanish (4)
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