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Athleticism in dance: Acrobatics of the 18th century

Athleticism in dance: Acrobatics of the 18th century [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2926Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Turocy, Catherine.
  • Turocy, Catherine
  • Pierce, Ken
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Wagoner, Dan.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Catherine Turocy, artistic director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, discusses athleticism in dance as manifested in the 18th and subsequent centuries. She notes how costume, etiquette and decorum, and different aesthetic sensibilities affected dance technique. She and company member Ken Pierce demonstrate batterie and pirouettes of the baroque period, and she also displays a corset and panniers of the type worn by 18th-century dancers. Other topics include acrobatic dances from Lambranzi's New and curious school of theatrical dancing, the costume innovations of Camargo, the introduction of pointe work, the commedia dell'arte and Italian virtuosity, Weaver's ideas on spectacle, and the sports ballets of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. In Esoterica balletica, Dan Wagoner describes Brambles, a conceptual work created in collaboration with poet George Montgomery.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 134
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on November 1, 1984 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on November 11, 1984. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2926
Athleticism in dance: Acrobatics of the 18th century [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 134
Local Subject
Television. Athleticism in dance.
Television. Eye on dance.
Baroque dancing.
Commedia dell'arte.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Ballet technique.
Social dancing -- Etiquette.
Acrobatic dancing.
Added Author
Turocy, Catherine. Interviewee
Turocy, Catherine, dancer.
Pierce, Ken, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Wagoner, Dan. Commentator
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2926
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