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Archive of Lost Choreography

DAME ALICIA MARKOVA recreating excerpts from Le Chant du Rossignol (Nightingale variation; excerpts from pas de deux of Nightingale and Death) §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Iohna Loots (Royal Ballet School)
Advisors: Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer
Taped: January 30-February 3, 1995, London; 116 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating a male solo from Raymonda (1946) §
Music: Alexander Glazounov
Dancer: Nikolaj Hübbe (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: May 19, 1997, New York City; 55 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating excerpts from Mozartiana (1945), with SONJA TYVEN and ROBERT LINDGREN
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Lilyan Vigo (Southern Ballet Theatre), James Fayette (New York City Ballet), students from North Carolina School of the Arts
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: September 9-24, 1996, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; 68 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN and MARIA TALLCHIEF recreating the Gypsy pas de deux from Baiser de la Fée (1940) and "None but the Lonely Heart" (a reminiscence), with VIDA BROWN §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Nikolaj Hübbe, Lourdes López (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jack Anderson
Taped: April 15, October 21 and November 18, 1996, New York City; 80 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating the Bride and Bridegroom pas de deux and Bride's solo from Baiser de la Fée (1940), with MARIA TALLCHIEF and VIDA BROWN §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Nichol Hlinka, Nikolaj Hübbe (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jack Anderson
Taped: October 26,1996 and January 27, 1997, New York City; 101 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating female solos from Raymonda (1946), with later Balanchine variations to the same music from Pas de Dix, Raymonda Variations, and Cortège Hongrois §
Music: Alexander Glazounov
Dancer: Corps members of New York City Ballet
Interviewer: Mindy Aloff
Taped: September 13-14, 1998, New York City; 90 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating two pas de deux and STANLEY ZOMPAKOS recreating the Gigue from Mozartiana (1945) §
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Julie Kent (American Ballet Theater), Nikolaj Hübbe (New York City Ballet), Christopher Barksdale (Kansas City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: January 24, 2000, New York City;, and May 5, 2000, Kansas City; 106 minutes

TODD BOLENDER recreating Renard (1947) §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Members of Kansas City Ballet
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: May 4-5, 2000, February 7 and 15, 2001, Kansas City; 103 minutes

NANCY MANN recreating a variation from Reminiscence (1935) §
Music: Benjamin Godard
Dancer: Ashley Bouder (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: January 29, 2001; 34 minutes

Interpreters Archive

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Firebird and Orpheus (Firebird Berceuse; Eurydice's solo) §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Heléne Alexopoulos (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Arlene Croce, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: June 27, 1995, New York City; 82 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching ballerina variation, 1st movement, from Symphony in C §
Music: Georges Bizet
Dancer: Jennie Somogyi (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Arlene Croce, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: June 28, 1995, New York City; 77 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Pas de Dix (ballerina variation; excerpt from finale) §
Music: Alexander Glazounov
Dancer: Jennie Somogyi (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Arlene Croce, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: June 28, 1995, New York City; 86 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker §
Sugar Plum Fairy variation (partial); pas de deux
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Jennie Somogyi, Wendy Whelan, Damian Woetzel (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Arlene Croce, Francis Mason, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: June 28, 1995, and April 15, 1996, New York City; 110 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching the pas de deux from Scotch Symphony §
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Dancer: Judith Fugate, Peter Boal (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Francis Mason, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: April 14-15, 1996, New York City; 109 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching "Sanguinic" variation from The Four Temperaments and Sylvia: Pas de Deux (ballerina solo) §
Music: Paul Hindemith, Léo Delibes
Dancer: Wendy Whelan, Damian Woetzel, Judith Fugate (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Arlene Croce, Francis Mason, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: April 14-15, 1996, New York City; 112 minutes

PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Raymonda Variations (2 ballerina variations; pas de deux) §
Music: Alexander Glazounov
Dancer: Laura Desiree, Blythe Turner, Stanko Milov (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre)
Interviewer: Nancy Goldner
Taped: May 23-24, 1996, Pittsburgh; 120 minutes

PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Square Dance (pas de deux from 1st movement; excerpts from "girls dance"; finale) §
Music: Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli
Dancer: Laura Desiree, Alexander Nagiba (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre)
Interviewer: Nancy Goldner
Taped: May 24, 1996, Pittsburgh; 70 minutes

MARIE-JEANNE coaching Concerto Barocco, with JOHN TARAS, SUKI SCHORER, and MERRILL ASHLEY §
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Dancer: Students from School of American Ballet
Interviewer: Stephanie Jordan, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: June 16-17, 1996, New York City; 116 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Apollo and Swan Lake with PAUL MEJIA §
Music: Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Maria Terezia Balogh, Michael Clark, Todd Edson (Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Goldner
Taped: May 31-June 1, 1997, Fort Worth, Texas;107 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Firebird, with PAUL MEJIA §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Maria Thomas, Todd Edson (Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Goldner
Taped: May 31-June 1, 1997, Fort Worth, Texas; 101 minutes

ALICIA ALONSO coaching principal roles from Theme and Variations §
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Paloma Herrera, Angel Corella (American Ballet Theatre)
Interviewer: Doris Hering
Taped: January 29-30, 1998, New York City; 86 minutes

TODD BOLENDER coaching 'Phlegmatic' variation from The Four Temperaments §
Music: Paul Hindemith
Dancer: Albert Evans (New York City Ballet), with Christopher Barksdale (Kansas City Ballet)
Interviewer: Robert Greskovic
Taped: September 15, 1997, New York City; 113 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching principal roles from Allegro Brillante §
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Deanna Seay, Mikhail Nikitine (Miami City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jordan Levin
Taped: January 18-19, 1999, Miami Beach, Florida; 93 minutes

MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching principal roles from Pas de Dix §
Music: Alexander Glazounov
Dancer: Iliana Lopez, Franklin Gamero (Miami City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jordan Levin
Taped: January 18-19, 1999, Miami Beach, Florida; 56 minutes

MARJORIE TALLCHIEF coaching a variation from Pas de Trois (Minkus)
Music: Léon Minkus
Dancer: Melanie Atkins (Miami City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jordan Levin
Taped: January 18-19, 1999, Miami Beach, Florida; (TO BE EDITED)

ALLEGRA KENT coaching excerpts from Bugaku §
Music: Toshiro Mayuzumi
Dancer: Janie Taylor, Albert Evans (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Robert Gottlieb
Taped: October 17, 1999, New York City; 97 minutes

ALLEGRA KENT coaching excerpts from La Sonnambula §
Music: Vittorio Rieti (after Bellini)
Dancer: Janie Taylor, Peter Boal (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Robert Gottlieb
Taped: October 18, 1999, New York City; 65 minutes

MELISSA HAYDEN coaching principal roles from Stars and Stripes §
Music: John Philip Sousa, Hershy Kay (arr.)
Dancer: Gillian Murphy (American Ballet Theatre), Charles Askegard, (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: November 16-17, 1999, New York City; 73 minutes

MELISSA HAYDEN coaching excerpts from Donizetti Variations §
Music: Gaetano Donizetti
Dancer: Gillian Murphy (American Ballet Theatre), Peter Boal (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: November 22-23, 1999, New York City; 69 minutes

MELISSA HAYDEN coaching principal roles from the Ricercata from Episodes
Music: Anton Webern
Dancer: Lisa Apple, Jeff Stanton (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
Interviewer: Francia Russell
Taped: April 1-2, 2000, Seattle (TO BE EDITED)

KARIN VON AROLDINGEN coaching excerpts from Davidsbündertänze §
Music: Robert Schumann
Dancer: Charles Askegard, Jenifer Ringer (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Anna Kisselgoff
Taped: October 29-30, 2000, New York City; 116 minutes

SUZANNE FARRELL coaching principal roles from Monumentum pro Gesualdo and Movements for Piano and Orchestra §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Jennifer Fournier, Runqiao Du (Suzanne Farrell Ballet)
Interviewer: Joan Acocella, Nancy Reynolds
Taped: September 16, 2001, New York City; 155 minutes

ARTHUR MITCHELL coaching the pas de deux from Agon §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Tai Jimenez, Donald Williams (Dance Theatre of Harlem)
Interviewer: Anna Kisselgoff
Taped: January 7, 2002, New York City; 106 minutes

FREDERIC FRANKLIN coaching excerpts from The Night Shadow (later called La Sonnambula) §
Music: Vittorio Rieti (after Bellini)
Dancer: Kristi Capps, Tricia A. Sundbeck, Dmitri Trubchanov (Cincinnati Ballet)
Interviewer: Mindy Aloff
Taped: August 20, 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio; 93 minutes

HELGI TOMASSON coaching the male variation from Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée' §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Gonzalo Garcia (San Francisco Ballet)
Interviewer: Sheryl Flatow
Taped: April 21, 2003, San Francisco; 87 minutes

VIOLETTE VERDY and CONRAD LUDLOW coaching Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux §
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Jennie Somogyi, Peter Boal (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jennifer Dunning
Taped: October 26, 2003, New York City; 116 minutes

VIOLETTE VERDY and CONRAD LUDLOW coaching excerpts from 'Emeralds' from Jewels §
Music: Gabriel Fauré
Dancer: Carla Körbes, James Fayette (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jennifer Dunning
Taped: October 27, 2003, New York City; 73 minutes

ALLEGRA KENT and TODD BOLENDER coaching 'The Unanswered Question' from Ivesiana §
Music: Charles Ives
Dancer: Janie Taylor (New York City Ballet), Herman Cornejo (American Ballet Theatre)
Interviewer: Robert Gottlieb
Taped: March 21, 2004, New York City; 45 minutes

MERRILL ASHLEY coaching principal roles from Ballo della Regina §
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Dancer: Ana Sophia Scheller, Joaquin De Luz (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Deborah Jowitt
Taped: April 3-4, 2005, New York City; 169 minutes

EDWARD VILLELLA coaching principal roles from 'Rubies' from Jewels §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado (Miami City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: April 14-15, 2008 Miami Beach; 73 minutes

EDWARD VILLELLA coaching Tarantella §
Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Dancer: Sara Esty and Alex Wong ( Miami City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: April 14-15, 2008 Miami Beach; 58 minutes

YVONNE MOUNSEY coaching excerpts from principal roles from Prodigal Son §
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Dancer: Melissa Barak (Los Angeles Ballet), Arsen Serobian
Interviewer: Emily Hite
Taped: October 19, 2008, Santa Monica; 103 minutes

MIMI PAUL coaching excerpts from 'Emeralds' from Jewels §
Music: Gabriel Fauré
Dancer: Sara Mearns, Jonathan Stafford (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Goldner
Taped: November 2, 2008, New York City; 79 minutes

MIMI PAUL and JOHN CLIFFORD coaching principal roles from Valse Fantaisie §
Music: Mikhail Glinka
Dancer: Megan Fairchild, Jared Angle (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Goldner
Taped: November 3, 2008, New York City; 82 minutes

SUZANNE FARRELL coaching Meditation §
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Elisabeth Holowchuk, Michael Cook (The Suzanne Farrell Ballet)
Interviewer: George Jackson
Taped: September 10-11, 2009, Kennedy Center, Washington DC; 83 minutes

VIOLETTE VERDY and CONRAD LUDLOW coaching the pas de deux from the Act II Divertissement from A Midsummer Night's Dream §
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Dancer: Janie Taylor, Tyler Angle (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Tobi Tobias
Taped: November 16, 2009, New York City; 83 minutes

VIOLETTE VERDY and JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX coaching excerpts from Liebeslieder Walzer §
Music: Johannes Brahms
Dancer: Jennie Somogyi and Sébastien Marcovici (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: March 28, 2010, New York City; 113 minutes

VIOLETTE VERDY and HELGI TOMASSON coaching leading roles from La Source §
Music: Léo Delibes
Dancer: Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Robert Johnson
Taped: November 7, 2010. New York City; 109 minutes

CONRAD LUDLOW coaching two principal roles from Liebeslieder Walzer §
Music: Johannes Brahms
Dancer: Rachel Rutherford and Tyler Angle (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Mindy Aloff
Taped: August 29, 2011. New York City; 98 minutes

SUKI SCHORER coaching soloist role from La Source
Music: Léo Delibes
Dancer: Lauren King (New York City Ballet)
   
Taped: August 29, 2011. New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

MERRILL ASHLEY coaching principal roles from Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (formerly called Ballet Imperial)
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Tiler Peck and Jonathan Stafford (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Anna Kisselgoff
Taped: October 10-11, 2011. New York City; 182 minutes - two discs

JILLANA coaching two principal roles from Liebeslieder Walzer §
Music: Johannes Brahms
Dancer: Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Mindy Aloff
Taped: October 11, 2011. New York City; 73 minutes

GLORIA GOVRIN coaching Coffee variation from George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM, Hippolyta from A Midsummer Nights Dream; solos from the first movement, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet §
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schoenberg (orch.)
Dancer: Georgina Pazcoguin, Teresa Reichlen, Emily Kikta (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: September 3, 2012. New York City; 112 minutes

JACQUES D'AMBOISE coaching Apollo
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Robert Fairchild and Sterling Hyltin (New York City Ballet)
   
Taped: September 4,5,6, 2012. New York City; 132 minutes – two discs

PETER MARTINS and KAY MAZZO coaching Duo Concertant §
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Robert Fairchild and Sterling Hyltin (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Charles Joseph
Taped: November 19, 2012 New York City; 114 minutes

PETER MARTINS and KAY MAZZO coaching excerpts from Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Robert Fairchild, Sterling Hyltin, Rebecca Krohn, Amar Ramasar (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Charles Joseph
Taped: December 3, 2012 New York City; 104 minutes

JACQUES D'AMBOISE coaching Who Cares?
Music: George Gershwin
Dancer: Robert Fairchild, Tiler Peck, Sara Mearns, Ana Sophia Scheller (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Alastair Macaulay
Taped: November 18, 2013, New York City; 129 minutes

VIOLETTE VERDY and JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX coaching Sonatine
Music: Maurice Ravel
Dancer: Ashley Laracey and Chase Finlay (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Marina Harss
Taped: February 2, 2015, New York City; 167 minutes - two discs

EDWARD VILLELLA coaching Prodigal Son
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Dancer: Sara Mearns, Daniel Ulbricht, Ask la Cour (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Robert Greskovic
Taped: November 23, 2015, New York City; 168 minutes - two discs

KARIN VON AROLDINGEN coaching Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 and Who Cares?
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin
Dancer: Sara Mearns, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, Robert Fairchild (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Anna Kisselgoff
Taped: January 18, 2016 New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

SUKI SCHORER coaching excerpts from Harlequinade, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Raymonda Variations
Music: Riccardo Drigo, Felix Mendelssohn, Alexander Glazounov
Dancer: Claire Von Enck, Anthony Huxley, Kristen Segin(New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Siobhan Burke
Taped: February 1, 2016 New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

PATRICIA McBRIDE coaching excerpts from Who Cares?
Music: George Gershwin
Dancer: Alessandra Ball James and Josh Hall (Charlotte Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: March 22, 2016 Charlotte, NC; 135 minutes

PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Divertimento No. 15, Serenade and La Valse
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel
Dancer: Megan Fairchild, Sterling Hyltin, Rebecca Krohn, Ask la Cour, Chase Finlay (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Nancy Reynolds
Taped: September 19, 2016 New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

KARIN VON AROLDINGEN and JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX coaching excerpts from Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Rebecca Krohn and Amar Ramasar (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Elizabeth Kendall
Taped: September 26, 2016 New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

ROBERT BARNETT, GLORIA GOVRIN, ALLEGRA KENT, PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™and Stars and Stripes
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, John Philip Sousa
Dancer: Alexander Peters (Pennsylvania Ballet), Indiana Woodward, and Claire Kretzschmar(New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Jack Anderson
Taped: November 14, 2016 New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

EDWARD VILLELLA and MIMI PAUL coaching Bugaku
Music: Toshiro Mayuzumi
Dancer: Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Joel Lobenthal
Taped: February 20, 2017, New York City; (TO BE EDITED)

PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Divertimento #15, Swan Lake, Scotch Symphony
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Felix Mendelssohn
Dancer: Daniel Applebaum, Lauren King, Kristen Segin, Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Mary Cargill
Taped: April 10, 2017 New York City; 91 minutes

PATRICIA McBRIDE coaching "Rubies" from Jewels
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Dancer: Lauren Lovette, Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Claudia Roth Pierpont
Taped: April 17, 2017 New York City (TO BE EDITED)

PATRICIA McBRIDE coaching Tarantella
Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Dancer: Emma Von Enck and Roman Mejia (New York City Ballet)
Interviewer: Elizabeth Kendall
Taped: February 26, 2018 New York City (TO BE EDITED)


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