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[Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco]

Title
[Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco] [electronic resource]
Publication
1975.

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Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (22 min.) : sd., b&w
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Shela Xoregos.
Uniform Title
  • Partita (Choreographic work : Lathrop)
  • Two part invention, no 4 (Choreographic work : Shawn)
  • Sonata pathétique (Choreographic work : St. Denis and Humphrey)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title from information provided by donor.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Performer (note)
  • Performed by the Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco.
  • Introduced by Shela Xoregos, company director.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in San Francisco, California, in May 1975.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Contents
  • Demonstration of the women's costume for Partita (ca. 3 min.) / recorded onstage ; choreography and costumes, Welland Lathrop. Dancer Jeannie Gilmore demonstrates the different ways in which costume is draped for the various sections of the work, and performs characteristic steps. Lathrop provides a voice-over description of the costume, and appears briefly on camera.
  • Discussion of Denishawn dances (ca. 11 min.) / by Klarna Pinska, who demonstrates movements from Ruth St. Denis's Nautch dance, Ted Shawn's Two-part invention [also titled Bach], and the single scarf techniques developed by Pinska after Doris Humphrey. Dancer Kim Lincoln demonstrates some of the single scarf movements.
  • Sonata pathètique (ca. 11 min.) / recorded in the studio, in rehearsal clothes ; choreography, Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey, restaged by Klarna Pinska ; music, Beethoven ; performed by Betsy Heffelfinger with Jeannie Gilmore, Paula Clare, Janice Gruber, Kim Lincoln, Vickie Zunika (?), and Diane Berrier. In her introduction, Pinska calls this work Sonata tragica.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 9736
Title
[Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco] [electronic resource]
Imprint
1975.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Performed by the Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco.
Introduced by Shela Xoregos, company director.
Event
Videotaped in San Francisco, California, in May 1975.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-4431.
Additional Copy 1: 1 3/4" videocassette, copied from A.O., 9/94; in Princeton ReCAP Regular Storage.
Additional Copy 2: 1 3/4" videocassette, copied from A.O., 9/94; in Princeton ReCAP Regular Storage; was vid. viewing copy until 4/2017.
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Local Subject
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Denishawn dances, Revivals of.
Added Author
Xoregos, Shela. Speaker
Lathrop, Welland, choreographer. Costume designer. Commentator
Pinska, Klarna. cmm, dancer. Restager
Gilmore, Jeannie, dancer.
Lincoln, Kim, dancer.
Heffelfinger, Elizabeth, dancer.
Clare, Paula, dancer.
Gruber, Janice, dancer.
Berrier, Diane, dancer.
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968, choreographer.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972, choreographer.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Composer
Xoregos Dance Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
DHCA.
Added Title
Partita (Choreographic work : Lathrop)
Two part invention, no 4 (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Sonata pathétique (Choreographic work : St. Denis and Humphrey)
Gift of Shela Xoregos.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 9736
*MGZIC 9-4431 (former)
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