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Modern in ballet: The 1959 production of Episodes

Modern in ballet: The 1959 production of Episodes [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3005Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Winter, Ethel.
  • Frame, Peter.
  • Frame, Peter
  • Cook, Bart.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Edwards, Jeffrey
  • Karz, Zippora
  • Buntz, Gina
  • Savoye, Sean
  • Kamara, Myrna
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • New York City Ballet.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Episodes, the historic two-part collaboration by Martha Graham and George Balanchine, is discussed by former Graham dancer Ethel Winter, a member of the original cast, and New York City Ballet dancers Bart Cook and Peter Frame. Winter recounts her memories of the original production, and Cook and Frame discuss the revival of Paul Taylor's solo in Balanchine's portion of the work. The guests also discuss changing attitudes towards ballet and modern dance, technical and other differences between the two forms (e.g., use of the back, male dancing, sex roles), and the increased opportunities for dancers to "cross over" offered by programs such as Patsy Tarr's Dance Chance concert series. Dance excerpts depict Cook's Rondo, danced by Jeffrey Edwards and Zippora Karz of the New York City Ballet; Gina Buntz's Chipped worlds, which Cook performed with Dance Chance; and Cook's Gershwin preludes, danced by Sean Savoye and Myrna Kamara. In conclusion, Frame demonstrates movements and poses from Taylor's solo in Episodes.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 213
Uniform Title
  • Rondo (Choreographic work : Cook)
  • Chipped worlds (Choreographic work : Buntz)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on January 26, 1987 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on February 20, 1987. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3005
Modern in ballet: The 1959 production of Episodes [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 213
Local Subject
Television. Modern in ballet.
Television. Eye on dance.
Male dancing.
Partnering in dance.
Added Author
Winter, Ethel. Interviewee
Frame, Peter. Interviewee
Frame, Peter, dancer.
Cook, Bart. ive, choreographer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Edwards, Jeffrey, dancer.
Karz, Zippora, dancer.
Buntz, Gina, choreographer.
Savoye, Sean, dancer.
Kamara, Myrna, dancer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
New York City Ballet.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Rondo (Choreographic work : Cook)
Chipped worlds (Choreographic work : Buntz)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3005
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