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[Agnes de Mille]

Title
[Agnes de Mille] [motion picture]
Publication
[1956-1980]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZHB 16-2638Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Strickler, Ilene
  • Ferguson, Jeffery
  • Hood, Regina
  • De Lappe, Gemze
  • Tetley, Glen
  • Jamieson, James
  • Coles, Honi, 1911-1992
  • Cavett, Dick.
  • Moylan, Mary Ellen
  • Troy, Ellen
  • Danis, Amy
  • Yuriko, 1920-2022
  • McGehee, Helen
  • McDonald, Gene
  • Siegel, Ellen
  • Cohan, Robert
  • Cole, Miriam
  • Wood, David, 1925-2002
  • Biersteker, Lillian
  • Ross, Bertram, 1920-2003
  • Winter, Ethel
  • Hinkson, Mary
  • Mitchell, James, 1920-
  • De Mille, Agnes
  • Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
  • Kooluris, Hortense Dolan
  • St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
  • Graham, Martha
  • Joffrey Ballet.
  • DHCA.
Description
1 film reel (36 min., 1275 ft.) : sd. and si., col. and b&w; 16 mm.
Donor/Sponsor
Agnes de Mille Collection.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Motion pictures.
Contents
  • [Ethnic dance footage] (si., b&w) / filmed on location.
  • [Square dance] (sd., col.) / from Conversations about the dance ; choreography, Agnes de Mille ; danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet.
  • [Dance in the style of Marie Camargo ; later titled Rigaudon] (sd., b&w) / from Art of ballet ; choreography, introduction and performance by Agnes de Mille.
  • [Rigaudon] (sd., col.) / from Conversations about the dance ; choreography and introduction, Agnes de Mille ; danced by Ilene Strickler.
  • [African dances ; slaves' dance ; cakewalk] (sd., col.) / from Conversations about the dance ; choreography and introduction, Agnes de Mille ; male solo danced by Jeffery Ferguson ; female solo danced by Regina Hood .
  • [Juno (excerpts)] (sd., b&w) / filmed in the studio, in practice clothes, in 1959, by Dwight Godwin ; choreography, Agnes de Mille ; music, Marc Blitzstein and Trude Rittman ; danced by Gemze de Lappe, Glen Tetley and others. Excerpts from the musical Juno (1959), based on Sean O'Casey's play Juno and the paycock. This footage also appears on *MGZIA 4-2435 Juno: excerpts. The choreography, which incorporates Irish step dancing, was later adapted by de Mille for her ballet The informer (1988).
  • [Irish step dancing ; tap dancing] (sd., col.) / from Conversations about the dance ; choreography and introduction, Agnes de Mille ; danced by James Jamieson and an unidentified African-American male dancer.
  • [Tap dance solos] (sd., col.) / probably from the Dick Cavett Show ; introduced by Dick Cavett ; two solos, the second performed a cappella, danced by Honi Coles.
  • [Dance in the style of Marie Taglioni] (sd., b&w) / from Art of ballet ; danced by Mary Ellen Moylan.
  • [The three Graces] (sd., col.) / from Conversations about the dance ; choreography, Hortense Kooluris after Isadora Duncan ; music, Schubert ; danced by Gemze de Lappe, Ellen Troy, and Amy Danis.
  • [Javanese dance ; Nautch] (sd., b&w) / from Moments from famous dances (1932-1933) ; choreography and performance, Ruth St. Denis. For a complete recording of Moments from famous dances, see: *MGZIC 9-884.
  • [Members of the Martha Graham Dance Company] (sd., b&w) / from A dancer's world (1957) ; recorded in the studio, in practice clothes ; choreography, Martha Graham ; dancers' names announced orally as they appear on camera ; danced by Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Gene McDonald, Ellen Siegel, Robert Cohan, Miriam Cole, David Wood, Lillian Biersteker, Bertram Ross, Ethel Winter, Mary Hinkson. For a complete film of A dancer's world, see: *MGZHB 12-129.
  • [Pas de deux from Paint your wagon] (sd., b&w) / from Art of ballet ; choreography and introduction, Agnes de Mille ; danced by Gemze de Lappe and James Mitchell.
Call Number
*MGZHB 16-2638
OCLC
NYPY00-F380
Title
[Agnes de Mille] [motion picture]
Imprint
[1956-1980]
Summary
Compilation of dance footage from various sources, probably made by or for Agnes de Mille. Many segments are drawn from the KCET telecast of de Mille's lecture-demonstration Conversations about the dance (1980), and the CBS telecast Art of ballet (1956), narrated by de Mille. For a complete recording of KCET's Conversations about the dance, see: *MGZIC 9-5978. For a complete film of Art of ballet, see: *MGZHB 8-30.
Local Subject
Lecture-demonstrations.
Ballet in television. Art of ballet.
Television. Conversations about the dance.
Musical comedies. Juno.
Musical comedies. Paint your wagon.
Irish step dancing.
Duncan dancing.
Motion pictures. A dancer's world.
Added Author
Strickler, Ilene, dancer.
Ferguson, Jeffery, dancer.
Hood, Regina, dancer.
De Lappe, Gemze, dancer.
Tetley, Glen, dancer.
Jamieson, James, dancer.
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992, dancer.
Cavett, Dick. Commentator
Moylan, Mary Ellen, dancer.
Troy, Ellen, dancer.
Danis, Amy, dancer.
Yuriko, 1920-2022, dancer.
McGehee, Helen, dancer.
McDonald, Gene, dancer.
Siegel, Ellen, dancer.
Cohan, Robert, dancer.
Cole, Miriam, dancer.
Wood, David, 1925-2002, dancer.
Biersteker, Lillian, dancer.
Ross, Bertram, 1920-2003, dancer.
Winter, Ethel, dancer.
Hinkson, Mary, dancer.
Mitchell, James, 1920- dancer.
De Mille, Agnes, dancer.
De Mille, Agnes, choreographer.
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927, choreographer.
Kooluris, Hortense Dolan, choreographer.
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968, dancer, choreographer.
Graham, Martha, choreographer.
Joffrey Ballet.
DHCA.
Added Title
Agnes de Mille Collection.
Research Call Number
*MGZHB 16-2638
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