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Title Balanchine Foundation video archives. Suzanne Farrell coaching meditation / directed by Nancy Reynolds ; choreographed by George Balanchine ; produced by George Balanchine Foundation ; interview by George Jackson ; performed by Michael Cook, Elisabeth Holowchuk and Suzanne Farrell.
Imprint New York : George Balanchine Foundation, 2013.

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Subject Farrell, Suzanne, 1945-
Meditation (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Ballet -- Study and teaching.
Pas de deux.
Music and dance.
Genre/Form Dance films.
Feature films.
Filmed dance.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Instructional films.
Dance films.
Filmed dance.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Alt Name Karinska, Barbara,
Balanchine, George,
Jackson, George, 1931-
Cook, Michael,
Holowchuk, Elisabeth,
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938-
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945-
Container of (expression): Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Souvenir d'un lieu cher. M├ęditation; arranged.
George Balanchine Foundation,
Add Title Interpreters' archive. Suzanne Farrell coaching 'meditation'
Coaching Mediation
Description 1 online resource (84 min.) : sound, color
Time 012350
Note Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 18, 2014).
Recorded at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Videotaped during rehearsal and interview at the Eisenhower studio, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. on 2009 September 10-11.
Summary Suzanne Farrell coaching Meditation.
Suzanne Farrell discusses George Balanchine's Meditation, which was the first ballet Balanchine created for Farrell; where she learned that this was happening; how did she discover what Meditation would be; how was she dressed for the first rehearsal; when did the costume dress come into the process; Jacques d'Amboise's original outfit for the opening night, and how it changed to a more contemporary costume after that performance; wearing her hair down for the first time on stage and how that affected her movement; the importance of the eyes in this work; how Farrell had trouble with the opening entrance; Balanchine leaving for Hamburg during the middle of the rehearsal process so didn't work on Meditation for several weeks at that point; how this piece has very detailed movement but not typical Balanchine steps; Farrell's book entitled, Holding onto the Air, refers to a comment Balanchine made to her during the choreographic process of the opening entrance; how learning and teaching the man's role has been an advantage for her; Balanchine giving the piece to her in 1965 and how he didn't want anyone else to perform it, so she didn't let other companies perform it until after Balanchine's death; how Farrell starts teaching this ballet; Balanchine wanting visual expressions to come out of the movement and music; and the bond that Balanchine and Farrell had because of how they listening to music in the same way.
Note This edition in English.
Credits Music, Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (Meditation, Op. 42, no. 1, from Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher, three pieces for piano and violin, 1878, orchestrated by Alexander Glazounov) ; costumes, Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; camera, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Ishai Ratz ; boom operator, Erin B. Tinsley ; production and post production, Otterson Creative Media, Inc.; on-line editor, Pedro Padilla ; photographer, Fred Fehl.
Performer Interviewer, George Jackson ; pianist, Glenn Sales.
Dancers, Elisabeth Holowchuk (soloist, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet) and Michael Cook (principal dancer, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet).
OCLC # 877952062
Link Coaching Meditation
Additional Format Original version: Suzanne Farrell coaching 'Meditation'. New York : George Balanchine Foundation, 2013 (OCoLC)859804595