Jillana, Conrad Ludlow, and Suki Schorer are the latest Balanchine dancers to participate in a video series that is preserving the thoughts and remembrances of dancers who worked with the great choreographer as he created his classic ballets.
The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive series, which now numbers more than 40 videos, seeks to document the viewpoints of those with whom Balanchine worked in the studio on the creation of his ballets, capturing his original intentions through coaching sessions with dancers of today. In the latest taping, Jillana and Ludlow will coach and teach the principal roles they originated in Liebeslieder Walzer and Schorer will teach and coach her soloist role in La Source. Taping will take place August 29 in the New York City Ballet studios in the Rose Building, Lincoln Center, New York.
Jillana and Ludlow will work with Rachel Rutherford, former soloist, and Tyler Angle, principal dancer with New York City Ballet; Schorer will work with Lauren King, a member of the corps de ballet. Roslyn Sulcas, a dance critic for The New York Times, will conduct interview segments with the coaches. The taping will be supervised by Nancy Reynolds, the foundation’s director of research.
For more information on the video archives, visit http://www.balanchine.org/balanchine/03/gbfvideoarchives.html.