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Dance of the century from modernism to post-modernism: American dance

Title
Dance of the century [videorecording] : from modernism to post-modernism: American dance
Publication
c1992.

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Description
  • 1 streaming video file (52 min., 59 sec.) : sd., b&w and col.; 3/4 in.
  • 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (53 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ;
Series Statement
Dance of the century ; 4.
Uniform Title
  • Tanagra (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • Shaman's journey (Choreographic work : Trujillo)
  • Hoop dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Steps in the street (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • With my red fires (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • Eternal circle (Choreographic work : Kreutzberg)
  • Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
  • Errand into the maze (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • Junction (Choreographic work : Taylor)
  • Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor, P)
  • Trio A (Choreographic work : Rainer)
  • Pelican (Choreographic work : Rauschenberg)
  • Carnation (Choreographic work : Childs)
  • Einstein on the beach (Choreographic work : Wilson)
  • Dance (Choreographic work : Childs)
  • Water motor (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Line up (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Set and reset (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Newark (Choreographic work : Brown)
Subjects
Note
  • English version of the series Danse du siècle.
  • Co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Télévision, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3. English version produced by Landseer Films. Sponsored by Banco di Napoli. Distributed by Amaya Distribution. Series produced, written and directed by Sonia Schoonejans. Producer: Nicole Philibert. Executive director: Pierre-François Decouflé.
  • Credits taken from container for program 5.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
Dance contents: Among the many dance excerpts included in this program are: Nautch dance (?) (chor/perf: St. Denis) -- Dance of Adonis (chor/perf: Shawn) -- Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers -- Classes at the Denishawn School -- Tanagra (chor/perf: Graham) -- The shaman's journey (chor/perf: Raoul Trujillo) -- Hoop dance (chor/perf: Humphrey) -- Air for the G string (chor: Humphrey) -- Suite from Chronicle (chor: Graham) -- Demonstration of Graham technique -- Frontier (chor/perf: Graham) -- Steps in the street (chor: Graham) -- Lamentation (chor/perf: Graham) -- Demonstration of Humphrey technique -- With my red fires (chor: Humphrey) -- Classes at Bennington College School of the Dance -- Der ewige Kreis (chor/perf: Harald Kreutzberg) -- Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (chor: Humphrey), performed by Limón -- The moor's pavane (chor: Limón) -- Errand into the maze (chor: Graham) -- Night journey (chor: Graham) -- Illusive visions (chor: Nikolais) -- Revelations (chor: Ailey) -- Junction (chor: Taylor) -- Aureole (chor: Taylor) -- Acts of light (chor: Graham) -- Trio A (chor/perf: Yvonne Rainer) -- Pelican (chor: Robert Rauschenberg) -- Steve Paxton -- Carnation (chor/perf: Childs) -- Einstein on the beach (opera by Robert Wilson; chor: Andy de Groat) -- Dance (chor: Childs) -- Water motor (chor/perf: Brown) -- Primary accumulation (chor: Brown) -- Line up (chor: Brown) -- Set and reset (chor: Brown) -- Newark (chor: Brown).
Call Number
*MGZIDF 9123
Title
Dance of the century [videorecording] : from modernism to post-modernism: American dance
Imprint
c1992.
Series
Dance of the century ; 4.
Summary
Fourth of a five-part series. History of American modern dance, beginning with the work of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn at the Denishawn School. The program explores the technical and choreographic innovations of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey, both Denishawn products, and their successors Erick Hawkins and José Limón. The influence of German modern dance, brought to the U.S. by Hanya Holm, and of contemporary developments in American art, cinema, and popular dance are also discussed; for example, the affinity of Abstract Expression and Alwin Nikolais's works is examined. Also discussed are Merce Cunningham's collaboration with composer John Cage; the choreography of Alvin Ailey and Paul Taylor; the iconoclastic performances of Judson Dance Theater; and minimalism in dance, as represented by the choreography of Steve Paxton, Lucinda Childs, and Trisha Brown.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-4500 cassette 4.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Television. Dance of the century.
Added Author
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968, choreographer.
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968, dancer.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972, choreographer.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972, dancer.
Graham, Martha, choreographer.
Graham, Martha, dancer.
Trujillo, Raoul, choreographer .
Trujillo, Raoul, dancer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, dancer.
Limón, José, dancer.
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968, choreographer.
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968, dancer.
Nikolais, Alwin, choreographer.
Ailey, Alvin, choreographer.
Limón, José, choreographer.
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018. choreographer.
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- choreographer.
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- dancer.
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008, choreographer.
Paxton, Steve, dancer.
Childs, Lucinda, choreographer, dancer.
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 choreographer, dancer.
Schoonejans, Sonja. Author. Director
Decouflé, Pierre-François. Director
Bennington School of the Dance.
DHCA.
Graham, Martha. Night journey
Graham, Martha. Frontier
Graham, Martha. Lamentation
Graham, Martha. Acts of light
Ailey, Alvin. Revelations
Graham, Martha. Chronicle
Added Title
Tanagra (Choreographic work : Graham)
Shaman's journey (Choreographic work : Trujillo)
Hoop dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Steps in the street (Choreographic work : Graham)
With my red fires (Choreographic work : Graham)
Eternal circle (Choreographic work : Kreutzberg)
Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Errand into the maze (Choreographic work : Graham)
Junction (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor, P)
Trio A (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Pelican (Choreographic work : Rauschenberg)
Carnation (Choreographic work : Childs)
Einstein on the beach (Choreographic work : Wilson)
Dance (Choreographic work : Childs)
Water motor (Choreographic work : Brown)
Line up (Choreographic work : Brown)
Set and reset (Choreographic work : Brown)
Newark (Choreographic work : Brown)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 9123
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