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Bessie a portrait of Bessie Schönberg

Title
Bessie [videorecording] : a portrait of Bessie Schönberg / presented by Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Inc. ; a film by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker ; produced by Katherine O'Neil Bidwell, June Dunbar, Beverly Emmons, Peter Angelo Simon.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Inc., c1998.

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Additional Authors
  • Schönberg, Bessie.
  • Monk, Meredith
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Marks, Victoria
  • Gurganus, Allan, 1947-
  • Bosworth, Patricia.
  • Hegedus, Chris.
  • Pennebaker, D. A.
  • Bidwell, Katherine O'Neil.
  • Dunbar, June.
  • Emmons, Beverly.
  • Simon, Peter Angelo.
  • Brown, Ronald K., 1966-
  • Graham, Martha
  • Porter, Claire
  • Juilliard School. Dance Division.
  • Dance Theater Workshop.
  • Jacob's Pillow School of the Dance.
  • Pennebaker Hegedus Films.
  • DHCA.
Description
1 videocassette (NTSC) (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Katherine O'Neil Bidwell, June Dunbar, Beverly Emmons and Peter Angelo Simon.
Uniform Title
  • Dirt road (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • American archeology (Choreographic work : Monk)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Autobiographical films and programs.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Frazer Pennebaker ; camera, D.A. Pennebaker ; sound, Chris Hegedus ; editing, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
Performer (note)
  • Appearances by Bessie Schönberg, with Meredith Monk, Robert Marx, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Allan Gurganus, Patricia Bosworth, Norton Owen, Ron Brown, and choreography classes at The Juilliard School, Dance Theater Workshop and Jacob's Pillow.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by WNET/Thirteen, New York, on March 25, 1999.
System Details (note)
  • VHS.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3422
OCLC
  • 41895115
  • 41895115
  • NYPY99-F607
Title
Bessie [videorecording] : a portrait of Bessie Schönberg / presented by Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Inc. ; a film by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker ; produced by Katherine O'Neil Bidwell, June Dunbar, Beverly Emmons, Peter Angelo Simon.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Inc., c1998.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
System Details
VHS.
Event
Telecast by WNET/Thirteen, New York, on March 25, 1999.
Credits
Executive producer, Frazer Pennebaker ; camera, D.A. Pennebaker ; sound, Chris Hegedus ; editing, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
Performer
Appearances by Bessie Schönberg, with Meredith Monk, Robert Marx, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Allan Gurganus, Patricia Bosworth, Norton Owen, Ron Brown, and choreography classes at The Juilliard School, Dance Theater Workshop and Jacob's Pillow.
Summary
Documentary on Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997), a renowned and beloved teacher and mentor of choreography. Tributes by Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Allan Gurganus, Patricia Bosworth and Meredith Monk, presented at a birthday celebration at the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 1995, are interspersed with Schönberg's own reminiscences of her life and work, including her friendship with Martha Hill and her performing career with Martha Graham, which was cut short by a knee injury. Schönberg is also seen working with young choreographers at The Juilliard School, Dance Theater Workshop, and Jacob's Pillow, and observing and commenting upon works by Victoria Marks, Ronald Brown, Claire Porter and Meredith Monk. Dance excerpts include Marks's Back, Brown's Dirt road, Graham's Heretic, Porter's If my words wore boots, and Monk's American archeology.
Added Author
Schönberg, Bessie. Commentator
Monk, Meredith, speaker.
Monk, Meredith, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, speaker.
Robbins, Jerome, speaker.
Marks, Victoria, choreographer.
Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Speaker
Bosworth, Patricia. Speaker
Hegedus, Chris. Film editor
Pennebaker, D. A. Cinematographer
Pennebaker, D. A. Film editor
Bidwell, Katherine O'Neil. Producer
Dunbar, June. Producer
Emmons, Beverly. Producer
Simon, Peter Angelo. Producer
Marks, Victoria, choreographer. Depicted
Brown, Ronald K., 1966- choreographer.
Brown, Ronald K., 1966- Depicted
Graham, Martha, choreographer.
Porter, Claire, choreographer. Depicted
Juilliard School. Dance Division.
Dance Theater Workshop.
Jacob's Pillow School of the Dance.
Pennebaker Hegedus Films.
DHCA.
Added Title
Dirt road (Choreographic work : Brown)
American archeology (Choreographic work : Monk)
Gift of Katherine O'Neil Bidwell, June Dunbar, Beverly Emmons and Peter Angelo Simon.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3422
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