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McDill, Nancy

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Works: 78 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 3,698 library holdings
Genres: Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Dance films  Short films  Ballet films  Documentary films 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Musician, Performer
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Publications about Nancy McDill
Publications by Nancy McDill
Most widely held works by Nancy McDill
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Pas de dix ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 206 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 Symphony in C ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 206 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
Allegra Kent coaching excerpts from Bugaku ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Allegra Kent coaches dancers in excerpts from Bugaku, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Marie-Jeanne coaching Concerto barocco, original version (1941) ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Features Marie-Jeanne and John Taras instructing Suki Schorer and students of the School of American Ballet in the original version of Balanchine's choreographic work Concerto barocco. Interviewers ask Marie and John about performing this back in the 1940's and the differences in choreography then and now
Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief recreating excerpts from Le baiser de la fée : with Vida Brown ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 196 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
Frederic Franklin recreating the male solo from Raymonda, Act III ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Features Frederic Franklin rehearsing a dancer from the New York City Ballet in an excerpt from Glazunov's ballet Raymonda with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview where Frederic discusses the premiere of Balanchine's version of this work and his part in it
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Merrill Ashley discusses how the scenerio influenced this ballet, the importance of footwork, how height differences influence this ballet, George Balanchine's use of big expansive steps, how she influenced and changed the choreography, how the music's speed created musicality issues, changes made to the choreography and spacing for the televised version due to camera angles and slippery floor, and the addition of fouette turns for the televised show which remained in the ballet. The excerpts from Ballo della Regina are presented in the order in which they appear in the ballet
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Mimi Paul discusses the walking in the duet, George Balanchine coaching her on walking as if on a tightrope, how she was in her own dream-like world but still aware of partner Francisco Moncion, how she listened to the music to become more comfortable, why there are pulses or notches used in the movements of this ballet, how silent the audience is during this ballet's performance, creating the solo, the internal focus she used and how it felt improvisational to her, and how the performance of this ballet has evolved
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow discuss working with George Balanchine, the characters of the Pas de deux, how expression and technique enhance this duet, attributes needed to perform these roles, and how the roles have changed over the years
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Nancy Mann coaches dancer Ashley Bouder in Valse Chromatique from Reminiscence, with music by Benjamin Godard and with movements choreographed by Balanchine in 1934-35
Maria Tallchief coaching the Pas de deux from Scotch symphony ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 169 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
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Todd Bolender coaches the phlegmatic variation from Hindemith's The four temperaments
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
1. Pas de deux (19 min.) / danced by Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 2. Female solo (28 min.) / danced by Jenifer Ringer ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 3. Dance (Schumann's frenzy) / danced by Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 4. Final pas de deux / danced by Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 5. Interview with Karin von Aroldingen / interviewer, Anna Kisselgoff
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow discuss the creating of this work, the first rehearsals where they were understudies, how Balanchine choreographed by allowing for individual expression, how many weeks it took to create this work, partnering in this work, how the different versions came about, importance of preserving the original unique choreography that Balanchine coached multiple times during rehearsals, how Balanchine emphasized spacing more than choreography in this ballet, and how this work has become a great showpiece
Balanchine Foundation video archives ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Stanley Zompakos and Frederic Franklin, who created their respective roles in George Balanchine's Mozartiana in 1945 for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, coach Nikolaj Hübbe, Julie Kent, and Christopher Barksdale. In the interview sections, Zompakos discusses how Balanchine recreated the gigue role with him, Balanchine's reputation in 1945, and his dance career at New York City Ballet. Franklin discusses Balanchine's approach to ballet compared to Leonide Massine's choreography, the differences between the original and recreated versions of Mozartiana, and how Balanchine used counts
Frederic Franklin recreating excerpts from 'Le baiser de la fée' ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 155 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 troupe. They also reminiscence about some of the other works they performed with him, and the experience of being in the dance troupe in general
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The nutcracker ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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
Allegra Kent coaching excerpts from La Sonnambula ( visu )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Allegra Kent coaches dancers in excerpts from La Sonnambula, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Music dances : Balanchine choreographs Stravinsky by Stephanie Jordan( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
"Professor Stephanie Jordan examines the extraordinary range of Balanchine's approach to Stravinsky's music across the years. The major focus is Agon, with additional selections from Apollo, Duo concertant, Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée, Movements for piano and orchestra, and Danses concertantes"--Container
Frederic Franklin recreating five female solos from Raymonda (1946) interspersed with later variations to the same music from Pas de dix, Raymonda variations, and Cortège hongrois ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Frederic Franklin, a former principal dancer of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, teaches five female variations from the company's production of Raymonda, first presented in New York in 1946. The first four variations are taught to a group of four women, one of whom then performs the completed variation. To exemplify Balanchine's rethinking of the same music, each variation is followed by a counterpart from one of his later ballets to the Glazounov score: Pas de dix (1955), Raymonda variations (1961), and Cortège hongrois (1973). Variation V was recreated as a male variation in Raymonda variations. Ends with an interview with Franklin
 
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Agon (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Agon (Stravinsky, Igor) Aroldingen, Karin von, Ashley, Merrill Baiser de la fée (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Balanchine, George Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Ballets (Stravinsky, Igor) Ballet--Study and teaching Ballo della regina (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Bolender, Todd Bugaku (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Chapman, Rachel Choreography Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Dancers Danilova, Alexandra, Danses concertantes (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Don Carlos (Verdi, Giuseppe) Franklin, Frederic, Fugate, Judith Hübbe, Nikolaj Jewels (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Kent, Allegra Ludlow, Conrad Marie-Jeanne, Mason, Francis McDill, Nancy Midsummer night's dream (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Modern dance Mozartiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Night shadow (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine, after Ivanov) Pas de deux Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Pas de dix (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Paul, Mimi Pelléas et Mélisande (Fauré, Gabriel) Raymonda (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Danilova, A after Petipa, M) Reminiscence (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Reynolds, Nancy, Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Scotch symphony (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Shylock (Fauré, Gabriel) Sommernachtstraum (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix) Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Tallchief, Maria Taras, John Verdy, Violette,
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