Last November, the Libraries became a repository for the George Balanchine Foundation Video Archives, consisting of two collections: the Archive of Lost Choreography and the Interpreters Archive.
According to the foundation website, “The Archive of Lost Choreography is dedicated to the retrieval of Balanchine choreography no longer performed and in danger of permanently disappearing. The Interpreters Archive features the creators of important Balanchine roles as they teach and coach the roles with dancers of today.”
These videos are not sold commercially but are made available to research libraries for non-circulating collections. As a result, they can only be viewed in the library. To date, there are 42 DVDs that are searchable in the library catalog.
Special Thanks . . .
The Libraries wish to thank Music Department member William Lawson for negotiating with the Balanchine Foundation to obtain these rare videos at a discounted price.
We would also like to acknowledge Barbara Wolfe, chair of the Theatre Department, for her efforts in obtaining them.