Dedicated to programs and initiatives that preserve and extend George Balanchine’s immeasurable contributions to dance.
The Video Archives coaching sessions record the tradition of passing on knowledge from dancers who worked directly with Balanchine. As they share their experience being in the studio during the time of creation with dancers who dance the roles today, the intention and context of the choreography are revealed.
With over 80 sessions since 1995 covering more than 65 of Balanchine’s ballets, the Video Archives represent the heart of the George Balanchine Foundation’s contribution to the preservation and understanding of Balanchine’s work.
“You’re still learning, making discoveries. It’s never over, and that keeps you alive. Passing it on is just very special to me.”
– Karin von Aroldingen
Explore the technique, musicality and history that brings Balanchine and his work to life. Resources include:
- Notated classes that influenced Balanchine’s style
- Video series that break down the technique that is essential to achieve the Balanchine Style
- Musical analyses of his choreography
- Comprehensive research collections of Balanchine’s work in ballet, theater, popular culture and more.
“All of this is how dancers communicate the movement to the audience, how music flows through their bodies and becomes visible.”
– Barbara Walczak