Interpreters Archive & Archive of Lost Choreography

Director: Paul Boos

Founding Director: Nancy Reynolds

Founding Editor: Virginia Brooks

Senior Editor: Gus Reed

Editors: Nichol Hlinka, Shane Horan, David Yoonha Park, Monika Zimmermann

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Edited Video Archives (denoted with an *) are available for digital streaming to dancers, teachers, scholars, writers and others who use these resources as part of their work. Choreographic rights held by The George Balanchine Trust are granted in support of the Foundation’s effort to preserve the legacy of George Balanchine.

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* Indicates recording available for digital streaming
§ Indicates master tape in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 

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) §
Igor Stravinsky
Dancers:
Iohna Loots (Royal Ballet School)
Interviewers:
Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer
Taped:
January 30-February 3, 1995, London; 116 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Firebird and Orpheus (Firebird Berceuse; Eurydice's solo) §
Igor Stravinsky
Dancers:
Heléne Alexopoulos (New York City Ballet)
Interviewers:
Arlene Croce, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
June 27, 1995, New York City; 82 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching ballerina variation, 1st movement, from Symphony in C §
Georges Bizet
Dancers:
Jennie Somogyi (New York City Ballet)
Interviewers:
Arlene Croce, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
June 28, 1995, New York City; 77 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Pas de Dix (ballerina variation; excerpt from finale) §
Alexander Glazounov
Dancers:
Jennie Somogyi (New York City Ballet)
Interviewers:
Arlene Croce, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
June 28, 1995, New York City; 86 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy variation (partial); pas de deux §
Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Dancers:
Jennie Somogyi, Wendy Whelan, Damian Woetzel (New York City Ballet)
Interviewers:
Arlene Croce, Francis Mason, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
June 28, 1995, and April 15, 1996, New York City; 110 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching the pas de deux from Scotch Symphony §
Felix Mendelssohn
Dancers:
Judith Fugate, Peter Boal (New York City Ballet)
Interviewers:
Francis Mason, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
April 14-15, 1996, New York City; 109 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching "Sanguinic" variation from The Four Temperaments and Sylvia: Pas de Deux (ballerina solo) §
Paul Hindemith, Léo Delibes
Dancers:
Wendy Whelan, Damian Woetzel, Judith Fugate (New York City Ballet)
Interviewers:
Arlene Croce, Francis Mason, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
April 14-15, 1996, New York City; 112 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Raymonda Variations (2 ballerina variations; pas de deux) §
Alexander Glazounov
Dancers:
Laura Desiree, Blythe Turner, Stanko Milov (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre)
Interviewers:
Nancy Goldner
Taped:
May 23-24, 1996, Pittsburgh; 120 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Square Dance (pas de deux from 1st movement; excerpts from "girls dance"; finale) §
Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli
Dancers:
Laura Desiree, Alexander Nagiba (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre)
Interviewers:
Nancy Goldner
Taped:
May 24, 1996, Pittsburgh; 70 minutes
Interpreters Archive
*MARIE-JEANNE coaching Concerto Barocco, with JOHN TARAS, SUKI SCHORER, and MERRILL ASHLEY §
Johann Sebastian Bach
Dancers:
Students from School of American Ballet
Interviewers:
Stephanie Jordan, Nancy Reynolds
Taped:
June 16-17, 1996, New York City; 116 minutes