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Jelko Yuresha Video Archive

Collection Data

Description
The Jelko Yuresha Video Archive comprises 13 videos filmed between 1984 and 1998.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1984 - 1998 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Notes
Biographical/historical: Jelko Yuresha (b. 1937) is a Croatian dancer, choreographer, and artist. He immigrated to London to study ballet at the Legat School of Dance in 1958, and in 1959 he joined the English National Ballet. He married English ballet dancer Belinda Wright in 1961, and the couple toured internationally under the auspices of the British Government as "The Ambassadors of Dance" from 1967 to 1977. Longtime friends of dancer and choreographer Sir Anton Dolin, Yuresha and Wright obtained the rights to three of his works upon his death in 1983: Pas de Quatre, Variations for Four, and his version of Giselle. Yuresha and Wright staged several renditions of these works throughout the 1980s, including productions in China, Panama, England, France, and the United States. Yuresha also designed dresses, jewelry, and costumes and sets for his productions. He has taught at several dance schools, universities and studios throughout England, Panama and North America. Jelko Yuresha still maintains close relations with the National Ballet of Panama and assisted with their 2013 production of Coppelia.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Jelko Yuresha Video Archive
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 25f5f100-9d29-0133-19a8-00505686d14e
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