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Verdy, Violette 1933-2016

Overview
Works: 149 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 2,906 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Stories, plots, etc  Fiction  Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biography  Filmed dance  Dance films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Dancer, Performer, Interviewee, Choreographer, Narrator, Director, Production personnel, Speaker, Donor, Moderator, Actor
Classifications: GV1790.A1, 792.845
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Of swans, sugarplums, and satin slippers : ballet stories for children by Violette Verdy( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of six ballets, including "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Firebird."
Giselle; or, The wilis by Violette Verdy( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the ballet about the peasant girl who tragically falls in love with a prince
Giselle : a role for a lifetime : with the text of the ballet scenario adapted from Théophile Gautier by Violette Verdy( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member 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 in Paris by Dominique Delouche( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balanchine in Paris is the most recent film in the collection, Etoiles pour l'example, by the distinguished French film maker, Dominique Delouche. Throughout his life, the Russian-born choreographer, more usually associated with New York City Ballet which he founded with Lincoln Kirstein in 1934, kept close contact with France, the country where his first creations were staged and where he so nearly became the artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet. He would even choose French perfumes for each of his ballerinas and always insisted upon having a French ballerina in his company. In his film, two of these almost legendary figures, Violette Verdy and Ghislaine Thesmar, are shown coaching younger dancers at the Palais Garnier in Paris the roles that they themselves were taught by the great master, for nearly 30 of his works, including ballets created especially for the company, or re-staged for the French dancers, form part of the repertory of the Paris Opera Ballet today. Indeed, the film opens with shots of Thesmar and Michael Denard interpreting the grand adage from the second movement of Le Palais de Cristal, created for the company in 1947, and now danced as Symphony in C, before superimposing shots of Isabelle Ciaravola and Hervé Moreau being coached in the same pas de deux by Ghislaine Thesmar herself."--Review by Patricia Boccadoro, http://www.culturekiosque.com
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member 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
Boston Ballet 1980-81( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot Norton interviews E. Virginia Williams and Violette Verdy, artistic directors of the Boston Ballet
Comme les oiseaux ... by Dominique Delouche( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary by Dominique Delouche is about Monique Loudières
Violette et Mr. B by Dominique Delouche( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary by Dominique Delouche is about Violette Verdy's work with George Balanchine
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson discuss George Balanchine's La Source; some funny jokes in Balanchine's choreography; the difficult promenades in this work; the accents that help to create the atmosphere; the famous dive at the end; Verdy learning something about herself by being chosen for this role; Tomasson began dancing La Source soon after arriving at New York City Ballet; Tomasson learning from Verdy; the typical Balanchine movement in this work; accomodating the feet and arms for speed; Balanchine bringing out the best in the dancers; the most typical of French School movements in this ballet; Balanchine talking about hands and flowers; the trickiest parts in the choreography; the hardest, most surprising and difficult things for dancers to learn in this work; and how Balanchine knew more about dancers then they knew about themselves
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching excerpts from 'Emeralds' from Jewels
Balanchine. New York City Ballet in Montreal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Balanchine's Serenade and Orpheus by the New York City Ballet in Montreal. Includes Balanchine's introduction to Orpheus
Balanchine. New York City Ballet in Montreal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Balanchine's Concerto barocco, Pas de dix, Agon, and the Grand pas de deux from The nutcracker by the New York City Ballet in Montreal. Includes Balanchine's introduction to Agon
Legends of ballet : stars of American Ballet Theatre and New York City ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of performances that includes: Square dance; Concerto for art lovers; Scenes from Romeo & Juliet and A midsummer night's dream; Pas de quatre; The sleeping beauty: Aurora's act I variation, 'jewels' variation, and Rose Adagio; Giselle: act II pas de deux & finale; and Sylvia: pas de deux
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video is devoted to examining selected passages of Balanchine's choreography in detail. In a studio setting, Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux coach Jennie Somogyi and Sébastien Marcovici excerpts from Liebeslieder Walzer. 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
Violette Verdy : the artist teacher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits former Balanchine ballerina Violette Verdy at Chautauqua Institution, where she currently instructs aspiring young dancers. Verdy discusses her life in ballet and shares her personal ideas regarding how to inspire the new generation of dancers. Includes performance excerpts from Verdy's career and rehearsal footage from Chautauqua
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching Tschaikovsky Pas de deux original version (1960)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars of New York City Ballet : Bell Telephone Hour telecasts 1959-1966( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member 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
Violette and Mr B. by Violette Verdy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Undetermined and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violette Verdy hands down her art, an art influenced by George Balanchine, the greatest master of modern ballet. Born in 1933, Violette Verdy trained with Madam Rousanne (Rose Sarkissian) and Victor Gsovsky, two of the most infuential teachers in the first half of the 20th century. Violette Verdy made her debuts at the Champs-Élysées Ballet in 1945, and joined, for a brief period of time, the Marigny Ballet before starting on an international career which led her to London (soloist at the London Festival Ballet in 1954 and 1955) and then New York where she settled from 1958 to 1976. From soloist she became a well-respected teacher when, in 1977, she took the direction of the Paris Opera Ballet. Basing her teaching upon Balanchine's method, Violette Verdy has influenced the greatest names of the contemporary ballet scene, as Dominique Delouche's documentary bears witness folowing masterclasses given at the Paris Opera
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow coaching Prélude (pas de deux) and La Fileuse (solo) from 'Emeralds' from Jewels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Of swans, sugarplums, and satin slippers : ballet stories for children
Alternative Names
Guillerm, Nelly 1933-...

Guillerm, Nelly 1933-2016

Guillerm, Nelly Armande 1933-2016

Violette Verdy bailiarina, coreógrafa y profesora francesa.

Violette Verdy ballerina and ballet teacher

Violette Verdy ballerina francese

Violette Verdy danseuse et directrice de ballet française

Violette Verdy francia balettművész

Violette Verdy Frans choreograaf

Violette Verdy französische Ballerina

Верди, Виолетт

فيوليت فيردي

ヴィオレット・ヴェルディ

Languages
English (58)

French (13)

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