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Contemporary dance

Title
Contemporary dance [videorecording]
Publication
1946.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZHB 4-481Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-8037Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Horst, Louis.
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
  • Weidman, Charles
  • Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992
  • Limón, José
  • Gray, Harriette Ann
  • Gregory, Robin
  • King, Eleanor, 1906-1991
  • Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982
  • Mabry, Iris
  • Mansfield, Portia.
  • Burt, Karen
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958.
  • Perry-Mansfield School of the Theatre and Dance (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (28 min.) : si. col.; 1/2 in.
Summary
Footage of dance classes, demonstrations of modern dance technique, and brief excerpts from modern dance works, filmed in the open air. Includes excerpts from Charles Weidman's Lynchtown; Doris Humphrey in solo variation from Passacaglia and fugue; and José Limón in excerpts from his Danzas mexicanas.
Uniform Title
  • Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Passacaglia and fugue in C minor (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Danzas mexicanas (Choreographic work : Limón)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Video.
Event (note)
  • Filmed at the Perry-Mansfield School of the Theatre and Dance in Steamboat Springs, Colo., by Portia Mansfield.
Contents
[Titles as given on frame:] Swinging movement (arms and torso, sideward, forward and backward); knee bending; waltz variations (ca. 4 min.) -- [Excerpts] from "Lynchtown"; choreography, Weidman; (study in focus); sarabande (ca. 2 min.) -- Harriette Ann Gray and Charles Weidman dance the popular varsovienne (ca. 30 sec.) -- Doris Humphrey; sustained movement; turns; falls, sideward, backward, forward and rotating (ca. 30 sec.) / this segment contains rather less than the title indicates -- Class technique; Doris Humphrey from her solo in "New dance" (ca. 1 min.) -- Hanya Holm and Valerie Bettis in lighter mood (ca. 1 min.) -- José Limón from his "Mexican suite"; revolutionist and Indian (ca. 2 1/2 min.) / followed by ca. 1 min. depicting three female dancers and candid footage -- Robin Gregory improvisation and class exercises (ca. 2 min.) -- Harriette Ann Gray and Karen Burt and group in Country dance (ca. 3 min.) -- Harriette Ann Gray; "The life of Elizabeth Jenkins" (ca. 3 min.) -- Elinor [i.e. Eleanor] King; Annunciation suite; Angel Gabriel; Virgin Mary (ca. 4 min.) -- Valerie Bettis improvisation, class exercises, and enjoying a dip (ca. 2 min.) / followed by ca. 2 1/2 min. of female dancers in a group piece and two solos, and scenery.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8037
OCLC
NYPY727022383-F
Title
Contemporary dance [videorecording]
Imprint
1946.
Event
Filmed at the Perry-Mansfield School of the Theatre and Dance in Steamboat Springs, Colo., by Portia Mansfield.
Performer
Appearing on camera: Louis Horst, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Hanya Holm, José Limón, Harriette Ann Gray, Robin Gregory, Eleanor King, Valerie Bettis, Iris Mabry and Perry-Mansfield students.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Contemporary dance.
Added Author
Horst, Louis. Musician
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, dancer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Weidman, Charles, dancer, choreographer.
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992, dancer.
Limón, José, dancer, choreographer.
Gray, Harriette Ann, dancer.
Gregory, Robin, dancer.
King, Eleanor, 1906-1991, dancer.
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982, dancer.
Mabry, Iris, dancer.
Mansfield, Portia. Cinematographer
Burt, Karen, dancer.
Perry-Mansfield School of the Theatre and Dance (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958. New dance.
Added Title
Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Passacaglia and fugue in C minor (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Danzas mexicanas (Choreographic work : Limón)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8037
*MGZHB 4-481 Additional copy; 2 film reels (728 ft.) 16mm.
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