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Mythology and the arts, Part 1: The artist in society

Title
Mythology and the arts, Part 1: The artist in society [videorecording]
Publication
1986.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2966Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987
  • Erdman, Jean
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
Description
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Summary
Joseph Campbell, considered the world's foremost expert on mythology, and dancer/choreographer Jean Erdman, his wife, discuss their participation in the early years of American modern dance, especially at Sarah Lawrence, where Campbell first saw and was profoundly impressed by Martha Graham, and at Bennington. Erdman recalls her study of choreography with Louis Horst, and reminisces about her association with John Cage, who composed the score for her work Daughters of the lonesome isle. Campbell discusses the historical function of masks, with particular reference to their use in Erdman's Solstice, an excerpt of which is screened. He also discusses the idea of art as the source of mythology, and the use of mythological motifs by the artist. The latter point is illustrated by an excerpt from Erdman's The transformations of Medusa. In conclusion, an excerpt from Erdman's Chapel perilous is shown.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 174
Uniform Title
  • Solstice (Choreographic work : Erdman)
  • Transformations of Medusa (Choreographic work : Erdman)
  • Perilous chapel (Choreographic work : Erdman)
Subjects
Note
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on December 12, 1985 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on January 24, 1986. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2966
OCLC
NYPY916083835-F
Title
Mythology and the arts, Part 1: The artist in society [videorecording]
Imprint
1986.
Series
Eye on dance ; 174
Local Subject
Ballet in television. Mythology and the arts.
Television. Eye on dance.
Added Author
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987, interviewee.
Erdman, Jean, interviewee.
Erdman, Jean, choreographer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Solstice (Choreographic work : Erdman)
Transformations of Medusa (Choreographic work : Erdman)
Perilous chapel (Choreographic work : Erdman)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2966
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