Research Catalog

The golden road to health and beauty

Title
The golden road to health and beauty [electronic resource]
Publication
[192-?].

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Impekoven, Niddy
  • Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958
  • Ishii, Baku, 1886-1962
  • Bereska, Dussia
  • Hasselquist, Jenny, 1894-
  • Karsavina, Tamara
  • Vladimiroff, Pierre, 1893-1970
  • Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973
  • Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile, 1865-1950
  • Prager, Wilhelm.
  • Mensendieck, Bess M.
  • Loheland-Schule.
Description
2 streaming video files (U-matic, PAL) (91 min.) : si., b&w.
Subjects
Note
  • English version of the motion picture Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit, made by the Cultural Dept. of the UFA (Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft), Germany. Director: Wilhelm Prager. Scenario/scientific preparation: Nicholas Kaufmann, M.D. Music: Dr. Giuseppe Becce. Photography: Weinmann, Hrich, Paulmann. Silent, with English titles.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Contents
SUMMARY: Documentary on the value of physical fitness. Includes recreations of ancient Greek athletics and health practices, which are contrasted to modern neglect of the body. Survey of current exercise systems, including gymnastics for children, crawling exercises, Jaques-Dalcroze's eurythmics as practiced at the Hellerau school, the Loheland-Schule, Bess M. Mensendieck's exercises, and other athletic activities. Dance contents include: glimpses of dances from Africa, Hawaii, Japan, Burma, Bavaria, and Spain; Niddy Impekoven in The decadent doll, The life of the flower, and as a München tea-cozy; Rudolf von Laban and his company in a men's dance and the final scene of the dance-drama The living idol; Dussia Bereska in The orchid; Baku Ishii in The prisoner; Jenny Hasselquist in The white rose; Tamara Karsavina exercising at the barre and in a pas de deux from Sylvia with Pierre Vladimiroff; and Mary Wigman and her students in the final scene from the dance-drama The exodus.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 7870
Title
The golden road to health and beauty [electronic resource]
Imprint
[192-?].
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-1116.
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Local Subject
Physical education and training.
Gymnastics.
Sports.
Local Subject
Gymnastics and rhythmic dancing.
Physical education for children.
Local Subject
Physical fitness.
Motion pictures. The golden road to health and beauty.
Motion pictures. The prisoner.
Added Author
Impekoven, Niddy, dancer.
Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958, choreographer, dancer.
Ishii, Baku, 1886-1962, dancer.
Bereska, Dussia, dancer.
Hasselquist, Jenny, 1894- dancer.
Karsavina, Tamara, dancer.
Vladimiroff, Pierre, 1893-1970, dancer.
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973, dancer.
Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile, 1865-1950, choreographer.
Prager, Wilhelm. Director
Mensendieck, Bess M., choreographer.
Loheland-Schule.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 7870
*MGZIC 9-1116 (former)
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