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The horse's mouth greets the new millennium, Interviews

Title
The horse's mouth greets the new millennium, Interviews [videorecording]
Publication
c2000.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-3972Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
3 videocassettes (139 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • Camera Two.
  • For performance footage of The horse's mouth greets the new millennium, see: *MGZIA 4-3973, 4-3974, and 4-3975, all titled The horse's mouth greets the new millennium.
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of Tina Croll/James Cunningham, the Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, The Construction Company, Keystone Dance Studio (Mary Seidman and Dancers), and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
Performer (note)
  • Interviewees (in order of appearance): Nancy Zendora, Pat Catterson, Carol Lawrence, Linda Tarnay, James Cunningham, Jana Feinman, Neta Pulvermacher, Ani Udovicki, Lance Westergard, June Finch, Elaine Summers.
  • Interviewers: James Cunningham, Linda Tarnay, Tina Croll.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at The Construction Company, New York, N.Y., on March 25, 2000, by Johannes Holub.
Funding (note)
  • This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. Nancy Zendora (ca. 8 min.) / interviewed by James Cunningham. Zendora discusses her interest in dance of other cultures ; her approach to choreography ; the influences of teacher Robert Ellis Dunn, Asian dance, Laban work, and acting.
  • Pat Catterson (ca. 14 min.) / interviewed by James Cunningham. Catterson discusses changes in her choreographic approach over the years ; her admiration for individualism ; her experiences of working with Yvonne Rainer and Mikhail Baryshnikov on Rainer's After many a summer dies the swan, a work staged for the White Oak Dance Project.
  • Carol Lawrence (ca. 31 min.) / interviewed by James Cunningham. Lawrence reminisces about overcoming her father's opposition to her dance career ; and describes the experience of working with Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein on the musical West side story, in which she created the role of Maria opposite Larry Kert as Tony.
  • Cassette 2. Linda Tarnay (ca. 8 min.) / interviewed by James Cunningham. Tarnay discusses her interest in writing ; her experiences of participating in From the horse's mouth and The horse's mouth greets the new millennium.
  • James Cunningham (ca. 9 min.) / interviewed by Linda Tarnay. Cunningham cites Valerie Bettis and Dorothy Goulding as important influences ; describes how he got the idea for From the horse's mouth, the work's warm reception by participants, and its expansion to include dance forms other than modern dance alone in The horse's mouth greets the new millennium. He praises Viola Farber's special qualities as a dancer.
  • Jana Feinman (ca. 10 min.) / interviewed by Tina Croll. Feinman, now director of the dance program at Hunter College, recalls her career as performer, choreographer, and teacher ; notes the positive effects of aging on dancers ; and describes special moments as a performer.
  • Neta Pulvermacher (ca. 7 min.) / interviewed by Tina Croll. Pulvermacher discusses her use of words in her choreography ; describes what she is currently exploring through her choreography ; and remembers an influential teacher.
  • Ani Udovicki (ca. 9 min.) / interviewed by Tina Croll. Udovicki recalls her training and performing career in ballet, modern dance, and Baroque dancing.
  • Lance Westergard (ca. 14 min.) / interviewed by James Cunningham. Westergard recalls working with choreographers Antony Tudor, Lotte Goslar, and Anna Sokolow ; discusses the difficulties of starting a dance career today.
  • Cassette 3. June Finch (ca. 13 min.) / interviewed by James Cunningham. Finch describes her membership in Viola Farber's company ; her admiration for Merce Cunningham, for whom she taught for 30 years.
  • Elaine Summers (ca. 15 min.) / interviewed by Tina Croll. Summers discusses her experiences in making dance films ; participating in the experiments at Judson Church in the 60s ; and her piece Skytime.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3972
Title
The horse's mouth greets the new millennium, Interviews [videorecording]
Imprint
c2000.
Event
Videotaped at The Construction Company, New York, N.Y., on March 25, 2000, by Johannes Holub.
Performer
Interviewees (in order of appearance): Nancy Zendora, Pat Catterson, Carol Lawrence, Linda Tarnay, James Cunningham, Jana Feinman, Neta Pulvermacher, Ani Udovicki, Lance Westergard, June Finch, Elaine Summers.
Interviewers: James Cunningham, Linda Tarnay, Tina Croll.
Summary
Interviews with eleven of the dancer-choreographers who performed in The horse's mouth greets the new millenium. Most of the interviewees are initially asked how they got interested in dance ; most are also asked for their advice to young dancers.
Funding
This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Added Author
Zendora, Nancy. Interviewee
Catterson, Pat. Interviewee
Lawrence, Carol, 1935- Interviewee
Tarnay, Linda. Interviewer. Interviewee
Cunningham, James. Interviewee
Feinman, Jana. Interviewee
Pulvermacher, Neta. Interviewee
Udovicki, Ani. Interviewee
Westergard, Lance. Interviewee
Finch, June. Interviewee
Summers, Elaine, 1925- Interviewee
Cunningham, James. Interviewer
Croll, Tina. Interviewer
Holub, Johannes.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3972
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