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[Dorothy Bird teaching at Hofstra University]

Title
[Dorothy Bird teaching at Hofstra University] [videorecording]
Publication
1984.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-4719Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996.
  • Hofstra University.
Description
2 videocassettes (133 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
In a session described on tape as the last of three, Dorothy Bird reminisces about Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Beatrice Seckler, Helen Tamiris, Eugene Loring, Louis Horst, Sophie Maslow, and others with whom she worked in the 1930s and 40s. She also discusses dancing at Bennington College. She teaches movement sequences based on exercises and choreography of the time. Among the dance works she recalls are Limón's Concerto grosso and Eden tree ; a solo to the song "Ef I had a ribbon bow," choreographed for her by Humphrey ; the musical Park Avenue, originally choreographed by Loring, who was replaced by Tamiris ; and numerous works by Graham, including Panorama, Horizons, Frontier, Four casual developments, Adolescence, Moment rustica, Course, Dithyrambic, and Intégrales. In part of the session she discusses various visual artists, displaying pictures that do not always appear on camera.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Instruction.
  • Video.
Note
  • Location and date from original container.
  • Intermittent uncorrectible problems with variable speed on cassette 1.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., in 1984.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4719
OCLC
NYPY00-F945
Title
[Dorothy Bird teaching at Hofstra University] [videorecording]
Imprint
1984.
Event
Videotaped at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., in 1984.
Local Subject
Musical comedies. Park Avenue.
Added Author
Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996. Commentator
Hofstra University.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4719
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