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Athleticism in dance: Daring dancers

Athleticism in dance: Daring dancers [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2927Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Gillis, Christopher.
  • Smith, Nancy Stark.
  • Salz, Barbara.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Paxton, Steve
  • Gainer, Kay
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Guests are dancers Christopher Gillis of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Nancy Stark Smith, who pioneered contact improvisation with Steve Paxton, and Barbara Salz, co-artistic director of the Multigravitational Aerodance Group. They discuss the athletic challenges and element of risk in their respective dance forms, describe how they train and rehearse, and note the difficulties of developing a vocabulary for these innovative forms of dance. Recorded excerpts depict a contact improvisation performance by Smith and Paxton; Autumn song, an aerial dance choreographed by Salz and Kay Gainer; and a promo for the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 135
  • 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 18, 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 9-2927
Athleticism in dance: Daring dancers [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 135
Local Subject
Television. Athleticism in dance.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Contact improvisation.
Added Author
Gillis, Christopher. Interviewee
Smith, Nancy Stark. ive, dancer.
Salz, Barbara. ive, choreographer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Paxton, Steve, dancer.
Gainer, Kay, choreographer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2927
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