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Terpsichorean tales: Impact of Charles Weidman [videorecording]

Terpsichorean tales: Impact of Charles Weidman [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
  • Bill Cratty Dance Theatre.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Carr, Deborah.
  • Cratty, Bill.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Molière, 1622-1673.
  • Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972,
  • Nijinska, Irina.
  • Sewell, James.
  • Sherman, Lee.
  • Weidman, Charles,
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Charles Weidman's comic gifts as performer and choreographer are remembered by three dancer/choreographers who worked with him: Lee Sherman, Bill Cratty, and Deborah Carr. Looking back upon their own choreography, they recall what he taught them about comic timing, characterization, and distillation of essential themes. They also discuss his and Doris Humphrey's approaches towards literary themes, and present-day reconstructions of his works. His works Flickers and Lynchtown are seen in recorded excerpts, as well as Cratty's The kitchen table and Le bourgeois gentilhomme. In Esoterica balletica, James Sewell of the Feld Ballet discusses and demonstrates movements from Irina Nijinska's restaging of Les noces, choreographed by her mother Bronislava.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 168
Uniform Title
  • Bourgeois gentilhomme (Choreographic work : Cratty)
  • Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • Kitchen table (Choreographic work : Cratty)
  • Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
  • 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 November 8, 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 9-2960
Terpsichorean tales: Impact of Charles Weidman [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 168
Local Subject
Television. Terpsichorean tales.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Comedy in dance.
Local Subject
Satire in dance.
Literature and dance.
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Added Author
Carr, Deborah. Interviewee
Cratty, Bill. ive, choreographer.
Sherman, Lee. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Weidman, Charles, choreographer.
Sewell, James. spk, dancer.
Molière, 1622-1673. Author
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Nijinska, Irina. Restager
Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972, choreographer.
Bill Cratty Dance Theatre.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Kitchen table (Choreographic work : Cratty)
Bourgeois gentilhomme (Choreographic work : Cratty)
Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2960
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