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Charles Weidman: "On his own"

Title
Charles Weidman: "On his own" [electronic resource]
Publication
c1990.

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Additional Authors
  • Weidman, Charles
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
  • Seckler, Beatrice.
  • Sherman, Lee.
  • Towner, Janet
  • Hamilton, Peter.
  • Nielsen, Douglas
  • Carr, Deborah.
  • Mezzacappa, Carol.
  • Nikolais, Alwin.
  • Schurman, Nona.
  • Barzel, Ann.
  • Thompson, Betty Lynd.
  • Knight, Helen.
  • O'Sullivan, Margaret.
  • Brooks, Virginia Loring.
  • Mendelsohn, Janet.
  • Cooper, Miriam Raphael.
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958.
  • Humphrey-Weidman Company.
  • Charles Weidman Dance Theatre.
  • Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble.
  • Charles Weidman Modern Dance Foundation.
Description
1 streaming video file (U-matic, NTSC) (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Charles Weidman Dance Foundation.
Uniform Title
  • On my mother's side (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Brahms waltzes, opus 39 (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Christmas oratorio (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Duo-drama (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Traditions (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Visualization, or From a farm in New Jersey (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Biographies.
Note
  • Presented by the Charles Weidman Dance Foundation. Distributed as a videocassette by Dance Horizons Video, Princeton Book Company, Publishers, Pennington, New Jersey. Executive producer: Miriam Raphael Cooper. Directors/editors: Virginia Brooks, Janet Mendelsohn. Artistic directors: Beatrice Seckler, Nona Schurman. Writer: Janet Mendelsohn. Narrator: Alwin Nikolais. Film score: Peter Carino.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
  • DANCE CONTENTS. - Choreography by Weidman except where noted otherwise. Reconstructions in order of appearance: On my mother's side: Excerpts. Staged/directed by Peter Hamilton. Music: Lionel Nowak. Text: William Archibald. Performed by Douglas Nielsen. - Study in contrast. Performed by Patricia Ambrose, Priscilla Davidson, and Robert Garcia. - New dance: Men's dance. Staged/directed by Deborah Carr. Music: Wallingford Riegger. Performed by Garcia and Sam Harris. - Flickers: Excerpt. Staged/directed by Carr. Music: Nowak. Performed by Gail Corbin, Garcia, and Harris. - Lynchtown. Staged/directed by Carol Mezzacappa. Artistic advisor: Margaret O'Sullivan. Performed by the Mezzacappa/Gabrian Dance Company. - Brahms waltzes: Excerpts. Staged/directed by Carr. Music: Brahms. Performed by Harris and members of the Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble. - Christmas oratorio: Excerpts. Staged/directed by Carr. Music: Bach. Performed by Carr, Corbin, and Laren Lynn. - Archival dance excerpts in order of appearance: New dance. Choreography: Humphrey. Music: Riegger. Filmed by Helen B. Knight, 1935. Performed by the Humphrey-Weidman Company. - Duo-drama. Choreography: Humphrey. Music: Roy Harris. Performed by Humphrey and Weidman. - New dance: Men's dance. Performed by the Humphrey-Weidman Company. - Traditions. Music: Lehman Engel. Filmed by Ann Barzel, 1938. Performed by Weidman, José Limón, and George Bachman. - Visualization
  • or from a farm in New Jersey. Music: Camille Saint-Saëns. Recorded in 1974. Performed by Towner. - Additional dances filmed by Betty Lynd Thompson, 1938.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 5006
Title
Charles Weidman: "On his own" [electronic resource]
Imprint
c1990.
Summary
Documentary on the life and career of Charles Weidman, illustrated with historical footage and contemporary reconstructions of his choreography. Lee Sherman and Beatrice Seckler, former members of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, reminisce about him, as does Janet Towner, formerly with Weidman's own company. Weidman himself is seen in a dance workshop recorded in 1970 and an interview recorded in 1973. Reconstructions are performed by members of the Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble and the Mezzacappa/Gabrian Dance Company.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-2472.
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Local Subject
Television. Charles Weidman: on his own.
Modern dance -- Technique -- Humphrey.
Added Author
Weidman, Charles, choreographer.
Weidman, Charles, dancer.
Weidman, Charles, ive
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, dancer.
Seckler, Beatrice. Director. Commentator
Sherman, Lee. Commentator
Towner, Janet, dancer. Commentator
Hamilton, Peter. Restager
Nielsen, Douglas, dancer.
Carr, Deborah. Restager
Mezzacappa, Carol. Restager
Nikolais, Alwin. Narrator
Schurman, Nona. Director
Barzel, Ann. Cinematographer
Thompson, Betty Lynd. Cinematographer
Knight, Helen. Cinematographer
O'Sullivan, Margaret. Consultant
Brooks, Virginia Loring. Director
Mendelsohn, Janet. Director. Author
Cooper, Miriam Raphael. Producer
Humphrey-Weidman Company.
Charles Weidman Dance Theatre.
Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble.
Charles Weidman Modern Dance Foundation.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958. New dance.
Added Title
On my mother's side (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Brahms waltzes, opus 39 (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Christmas oratorio (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Duo-drama (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Traditions (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Visualization, or From a farm in New Jersey (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Gift of the Charles Weidman Dance Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 5006
*MGZIC 9-2472 (former)
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