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Trailblazers of modern dance

Title
Trailblazers of modern dance [electronic resource] / WNET ; directed by Emile Ardolino ; produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kinberg.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WNET, c1977.

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Additional Authors
  • Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
  • Duncan, Anna, 1894-1980
  • Duncan, Irma
  • St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
  • Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
  • Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928
  • Graham, Martha
  • Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
  • Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988
  • Seymour, Lynn, 1939-
  • De Raita, Clif
  • Colahan, Nancy
  • Gamson, Annabelle
  • Brockway, Merrill.
  • Kinberg, Judy.
  • Ardolino, Emile.
  • Kendall, Elizabeth, 1947-
  • Graham, Martha.
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • DHCA.
Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (59 min.) : sd., col.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Emile Ardolino.
Uniform Title
  • Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Japanese spear dance (Choreographic work : Shawn)
  • Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
  • Polonaise (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Non-broadcast version. Produced for WNET/New York's Great Performances: Dance in America series.
  • For the broadcast version of this program, with a slightly different ending (a montage of b&w photographs of Isadora Duncan), see: *MGZIC 9-40.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Written by Elizabeth Kendall.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 8597
Title
Trailblazers of modern dance [electronic resource] / WNET ; directed by Emile Ardolino ; produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kinberg.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WNET, c1977.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Voice of Isadora Duncan: Rosemary Harris.
Credits
Written by Elizabeth Kendall.
Summary
Central to the theme is Isadora Duncan's quest of a new dance vocabulary to better express the emotions of humanity. The program includes various historic film excerpts of dance luminaries performing their works. Among these are: Princess Rajah, Loïe Fuller, Annabella, Isadora Duncan at a London garden party, Anna Duncan, Irma Duncan dancers, Anna Pavlova, Irene and Vernon Castle, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Helen Tamiris. Frederick Ashton speaks about his impressions of Isadora Duncan. Lynn Seymour performs Ashton's Five Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan. Clif de Raita performs Ted Shawn's Japanese spear dance. Doris Humphrey's Soaring is performed by Nancy Colahan with Elaine Anderson, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Anne Marie Hackett, and Laurie Kaplan. Annabelle Gamson performs Isadora Duncan's Etude and Mother. Ted Shawn's Polonaise is performed by Tim Wengerd, Clif de Raita, Donlin Foreman, Daniel Ezralow, David Anderson, and Michael Deane. Also included is an early film of Martha Graham performing her work Lamentation.
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 9-2581.
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Local Subject
Television. Trailblazers of modern dance.
Television. Dance in America.
Duncan dancing.
Added Author
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927, choreographer.
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 Depicted
Duncan, Anna, 1894-1980, dancer.
Duncan, Irma, dancer.
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968, dancer.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972, choreographer.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972, dancer.
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928, dancer.
Graham, Martha, choreographer.
Graham, Martha, dancer.
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966, dancer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, dancer.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer.
Seymour, Lynn, 1939- dancer.
De Raita, Clif, dancer.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, speaker
Colahan, Nancy, dancer.
Gamson, Annabelle, choreographer.
Gamson, Annabelle, dancer.
Brockway, Merrill. Producer
Kinberg, Judy. Producer
Ardolino, Emile. Director
Kendall, Elizabeth, 1947- Author
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
DHCA.
Graham, Martha. Lamentation
Added Title
Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Japanese spear dance (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Polonaise (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Gift of Emile Ardolino.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8597
*MGZIC 9-2581 (former)
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