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Terpsichorean tales: German/American modern dance [videorecording]

Terpsichorean tales: German/American modern dance [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
  • Ailey, Alvin.
  • Bausch, Pina,
  • Birch, Patricia.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005.
  • Daniel Lewis Dance Repertory Company.
  • Förster, Lutz.
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958,
  • Ide, Letitia.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • José Limón Dance Company.
  • Limón, José,
  • Tanztheater (Wuppertal, Germany)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 165
Uniform Title
  • Arien (Choreographic work : Bausch)
  • Blues suite (Choreographic work : Ailey)
  • Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
  • There is a time (Choreographic work : Limón)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on October 3, 1985 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on October 18, 1985. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2957
Terpsichorean tales: German/American modern dance [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 165
Guests are dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen and dancers Letitia Ide, formerly with the companies of Doris Humphrey and José Limón, and Lutz Förster, formerly with Pina Bausch's Wuppertaler Tanztheater, and now associate artistic director of the Limón Dance Company. They discuss the affinities of the work of Humphrey, Limón, and Bausch, particularly their shared concern for characterization and dramatic expression. Cohen describes the problems of basing choreography on well-known literary works, as Limón did in The moor's pavane, and notes some present-day approaches to narrative. Förster reviews the resurgence of German modern dance in the 1960s and its cross-pollination with its American counterparts. Dance excerpts include Humphrey's Day on earth, performed by the Daniel Lewis Dance Repertory Company; The moor's pavane, performed by the Limón company with Förster as Iago; Bausch's Arien, performed by the Wuppertaler Tanztheater; and Limón's There is a time, performed by the Limón company. Esoterica balletica features an excerpt from Alvin Ailey's Blues suite, recorded for the film Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Three by three, directed by Patricia Birch.
Local Subject
Television. Terpsichorean tales.
Television. Eye on dance.
Dramaturgy in dance.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Literature and dance.
Television. Three by three.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Added Author
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005. Interviewee
Ide, Letitia. Interviewee
Förster, Lutz. ive, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Bausch, Pina, choreographer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Limón, José, choreographer.
Birch, Patricia. Director
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Ailey, Alvin.
José Limón Dance Company.
Tanztheater (Wuppertal, Germany)
Daniel Lewis Dance Repertory Company.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Arien (Choreographic work : Bausch)
There is a time (Choreographic work : Limón)
Blues suite (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2957
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