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Demystifying the man: Louis Horst

Demystifying the man: Louis Horst [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2933Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Rudko, Doris.
  • Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996.
  • Seldes, Marian
  • Horst, Louis.
  • Erdman, Jean.
  • Tseng, Muna
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Guests are Doris Rudko, who assisted Louis Horst as a dancer from 1953 to 1963, dancer Dorothy Bird, and Marian Seldes, an actress who studied with Horst in the 1940s. They reminisce about Horst's many contributions to modern dance, particularly to his work in pioneering the formal teaching of choreography. His professional relationship with Martha Graham is also recalled, and Bird tells an anecdote about working with them on a dance to music by Varèse. Rudko and Seldes describe his classes in choreography, and how he worked with dancers to help them craft their movement ideas. They also pay tribute to the periodical Dance observer, which he founded and edited. In Esoterica balletica, Jean Erdman introduces her work The transformations of Medusa, created to music by Horst, which is performed by Muna Tseng.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 141
Uniform Title
Transformations of Medusa (Choreographic work : Erdman)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on January 1, 1985 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on January 6, 1985. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2933
Demystifying the man: Louis Horst [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 141
Local Subject
Television. Demystifying the man: Louis Horst.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Added Author
Rudko, Doris. Interviewee
Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996. Interviewee
Seldes, Marian, interviewee.
Horst, Louis. Composer
Erdman, Jean. cmm, choreographer.
Tseng, Muna, dancer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Transformations of Medusa (Choreographic work : Erdman)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2933
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