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Keep going! a tribute to Martha Myers

Title
Keep going! [videorecording] : a tribute to Martha Myers / [presented by]The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet ; Dorothy Silverherz, producer ; Richard Schenk and Ann Livingston Schenk, directors.
Publication
Wethersfield, Conn. : Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Co., c2005.

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Disc 1Moving imageUse in library *MGZIDVD 5-3242 [DVD] Disc 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
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Description
2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Dance Films Association and The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet.
Alternative Title
  • Tribute to Martha Myers
  • Chairs.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Video.
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual works.
Biography (note)
  • Entrant in the Dance Films Association's 34th annual Dance on Camera Festival 2006.
Contents
  • Disc 1 (54 min.). Documentary: Introduction -- Early career -- ADF -- Teaching -- Choreography -- Body work -- Choreolab -- Legacy -- Epilogue.
  • Disc 2 (108 min.). Extras: Producer, Dorothy Silverherz -- LIMS Award 2003 / speakers, Virginia Reed, Martha Myers -- ADF 2002 Award video -- Motives for movement -- Opus, 1962 (silent) -- Ropes, 1968 (added music) -- Conetic Dance Theater & Carmina Burana (1973), Act. 2 -- Carmina Burana, Act 1 (silent).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3242
OCLC
  • 124236377
  • 124236377
Title
Keep going! [videorecording] : a tribute to Martha Myers / [presented by]The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet ; Dorothy Silverherz, producer ; Richard Schenk and Ann Livingston Schenk, directors.
Imprint
Wethersfield, Conn. : Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Co., c2005.
Performer
Interviewees include Martha Myers, Charles Reinhart, Pat Catterson, Jeri Houlihan, David Dorfman, Laurie Cameron, Gloria Mclean, Mary Barnett, Wall Matthews, and others.
Summary
This documentary celebrates the career and influence of Martha Myers. Through narration, interviews and archival footage, the film explores Myers' introduction to dance; her political views and engagement; her marriage to Jerry Myers; her efforts to increase awareness and accessibility of dance through the film Motives for movement and the syndicated television program A time for dance. An excerpt from an episode of A time to dance featuring an interview with Antony Tudor and dance demonstrated by Norah Kaye and Hugh Laing is included. Myers' teaching career at Smith College and Connecticut College and her involvement with the American Dance Festival, her choreography and her collaborations with filmmakers are discussed. The film Chairs, which she choreographed, is shown in its entirety. Interviewees speak about the impact of Myers' interest in anatomy, body work and dance medicine on the field of dance. Myers' former students discuss the influence of her teaching methods, choreolabs, improvisation sessions, and personal inspiration on their careers and lives. Interspersed throughout is footage of Myers receiving an award at the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in 2003.
Biography
Entrant in the Dance Films Association's 34th annual Dance on Camera Festival 2006.
Local Note
For the complete episode of A time for dance excerpted here, see *MGZIC 9-945.
Added Author
Myers, Martha. Interviewee
Myers, Martha, choreographer.
Silverherz, Dorothy. Producer
Schenk, Richard. Director
Schenk, Ann Livingston. Director
Reinhart, Charles. Interviewee
Catterson, Pat. Interviewee
Dorfman, David. Interviewee
Barnett, Mary. Interviewee
Matthews, Wall. Interviewee
Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet.
Dance Films Association.
Added Title
Tribute to Martha Myers
Chairs.
Gift of Dance Films Association and The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3242
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