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[Dorothy Bird recreating Graham technique of the 1930s]

Title
[Dorothy Bird recreating Graham technique of the 1930s] [videorecording]
Publication
1986.

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Additional Authors
  • Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996.
  • Graham, Martha
  • DHCA.
Description
2 videocassettes (123 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
Dorothy Bird, who first studied with Martha Graham in 1930 and danced with her company from 1931 to 1937, recreates exercises and movement sequences developed by Graham in the early 1930s. Many of these were intended as preparations for Graham's choreography of the time, including the dances for the Greek chorus in Aeschylus's drama Seven against Thebes, Moment rustica, Primitive mysteries, and Heretic. Bird recalls the imagery used by Graham to elicit desired shapes and movement qualities, and relates her memories of Graham as performer, choreographer, and teacher. Sharon Neverson, a member of Graham's apprentice company, demonstrates the movements. Also present, though not seen on camera, is Joyce Greenberg, who collaborated with Bird on the memoir Bird's eye view (c1997).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Dickerson Performing Arts Studio on March 9, 1986.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4510
OCLC
NYPY00-F603
Title
[Dorothy Bird recreating Graham technique of the 1930s] [videorecording]
Imprint
1986.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Event
Videotaped at the Dickerson Performing Arts Studio on March 9, 1986.
Performer
Dancer: Sharon Neverson.
Local Subject
Modern dance -- Technique -- Graham.
Added Author
Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996. Commentator
Graham, Martha, choreographer.
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4510
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