Courses

How to Build a Ballet from Archival Sources

The seminar is dedicated to the reconstruction of ballets of the 19th century with emphasis on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Our task is to understand the composition and staging of a select group of ballets from the essential primary source materials, both those that reflect the work of 19th century balletmasters (Saint-Leon, Bournonville, Gansen, and Petipa) and the institutions with which they were affiliated. The course will include visits from the dance notation experts Doug Fullington, Lynn Weber, and Rhonda Ryman, and trips to NYCB and ABT rehearsals and/or productions.

Faculty

Sections

S01

Thursdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

Instructor(s)

Sergey Konaev