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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-4116Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Balanchine, George
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Trujillo, Raoul.
  • Tharp, Twyla
  • Tharp, Twyla.
  • Fagan, Garth.
  • Fagan, Garth
  • Kendall, Elizabeth, 1947-
  • Dudley, Jane.
  • Gottschild, Brenda Dixon.
  • Russell, Francia.
  • Kusumo, Sardono W.
  • St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
  • Graham, Martha
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
  • Morris, Mark, 1956-
  • Elkins, Doug
  • Bausch, Pina
  • Meyer, Muffie.
  • Boorstin, David.
  • Blumer, Ronald.
  • Venza, Jac.
  • Grauer, Rhoda.
  • Hovde, Ellen.
  • Eiko and Koma. chr prf
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (56 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Episode 7 of an eight-part documentary series exploring the ramifications of dance around the world. Twentieth-century innovations in dance are discussed by Elizabeth Kendall and Twyla Tharp, who talks about her own and others' works. The program begins and ends with statements by choreographers Garth Fagan, Sardono Kusumo, Eiko (of Eiko and Koma), and Tharp, who discuss their impetus to dance and create, and their relationship with the past. An historical survey of American modern dance examines the contributions of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Martha Graham, whose work is discussed by Jane Dudley. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild discusses Katherine Dunham's integration of African and American dance forms. Francia Russell talks about George Balanchine's extension of the classical ballet tradition. The 1960s are recalled as a period of creative ferment and artistic questioning, which provided fertile ground for the innovations of Merce Cunningham, Tharp, and others.
Series Statement
Dancing ; 7
Uniform Title
Dancing (Television series)
Alternative Title
The individual and tradition.
  • Produced by Thirteen/WNET in association with RM Arts and BBC-TV. Created by Rhoda Grauer, executive producer. Producers/directors: Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, Middlemarch Films, Inc. Director, performance programs: Jac Venza. Directors of photography: Tom Hurwitz. Telescript: Ronald Blumer and David Boorstin. Story: Rhoda Grauer. Host/narrator: Raoul Trujillo.
  • DANCE CONTENTS: Excerpts include: Rehearsal by Tharp and Kevin O'Day [excerpts seen throughout program]. -- Hex (chor/perf: Mary Wigman). -- L'Ag'ya (chor: Dunham). -- Lamentation (chor/perf: Graham). -- Astral convertible (chor: Trisha Brown). -- Exchange (chor: Cunningham). -- Time after/before place (chor: Fagan). -- Nelken (Les oeillets) (chor: Pina Bausch). -- Rehearsal by Sardono Kusumo and company. -- Land (chor/perf: Eiko and Koma). -- Duncan dancing at a garden party. -- Brahms waltz (chor: Duncan), perf. by Annabelle Gamson. -- The dying swan [and] [solo], perf. by Anna Pavlova. -- The rite of spring (chor: Vaslav Nijinsky), perf. by Beatriz Rodriguez. -- Nautch dance [and] dance from Intolerance, perf. by St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and others. -- Night journey [and] Appalachian spring (chor: Graham). -- Tropics [and] Shango [and] Cuban episode [and] Carnival of rhythm, perf. by Dunham, Roger Ohardieno, Archie Savage, and company. -- The sleeping beauty, perf. by the Kirov Ballet. -- Agon [and] Apollo [and] Western symphony [and] Meditation (all chor: Balanchine), perf. by Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Mitchell, Peter Martins, Jacques d'Amboise, Tanaquil Le Clercq, and others.-- Rehearsal of Sextet (chor: Tharp), perf. by Susan Jaffe, Damian Woetzel, Keith Roberts, Isabella Padovani, Guillaume Graffin, and Kelly Cass. -- Pelican (chor: Robert Rauschenberg). -- Smallpox, perf. by Tatsumi Hijikata. -- Rainforest, perf. by
  • Cunningham and Meg Harper. -- Nine evenings: theatre and engineering (multiple choreographers). -- Story [and] Crises (chor: Cunningham). -- Trio A, (chor/perf: Yvonne Rainer). -- You come, we'll show you what we do, perf. by Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith. -- Stride (chor: Tharp). -- Man walks on side of building [and] Walking on walls (chor: Brown). -- Linoleum (chor: Rauschenberg). -- The history of up and down [and] Dancing in the streets [and] Eight jelly rolls [and] Push comes to shove (chor: Tharp), the last perf. by Mikhail Baryshnikov. -- The Tamil film songs in stereo pas de deux (chor: Mark Morris), perf. by Morris and Penny Hutchinson. -- From before (chor: Fagan), perf. by Steve Humphrey. -- The patrooka variations (chor: Doug Elkins). -- Bandonean (chor: Bausch). -- Time after/before place (chor: Fagan), perf. by Norwood Pennewell, Bit Knighton, and others. -- Rehearsal of Men's piece, perf. by Tharp and O'Day.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-4116
Dancing. The individual and tradition [videorecording]
Dancing ; 7
Local Subject
Television. Dancing.
Mixed media performances.
Added Author
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Trujillo, Raoul. Host. Narrator
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer.
Tharp, Twyla. Commentator
Fagan, Garth. Commentator
Fagan, Garth, choreographer.
Kendall, Elizabeth, 1947- Commentator
Dudley, Jane. Commentator
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon. Commentator
Russell, Francia. Commentator
Kusumo, Sardono W. Commentator
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968, dancer.
Graham, Martha, choreographer, dancer.
Dunham, Katherine, choreographer, dancer.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- dancer.
Morris, Mark, 1956- choreographer, dancer.
Elkins, Doug, choreographer.
Bausch, Pina, choreographer.
Meyer, Muffie. Producer
Meyer, Muffie. Director
Boorstin, David. Screenwriter
Blumer, Ronald. Screenwriter
Venza, Jac. Director
Grauer, Rhoda. Producer
Hovde, Ellen. Producer
Hovde, Ellen. Director
Eiko and Koma. Choreographer. Performer
Added Title
Dancing (Television series)
The individual and tradition.
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-4116
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