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Sally Gross [videorecording] : the pleasure of stillness

Title
Sally Gross [videorecording] : the pleasure of stillness / a film by Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile ; produced by Tanja Meding ; filmed by Albert Maysles ; edited by Kristen Nutile ; music by Robert Poss.
Publication
c2007.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title
Pleasure of stillness (Choreographic work : Gross)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Video.
Note
  • Dance excerpts: Sally Gross footage (1964) ; Songs (2007), choreographed and performed by Sally Gross ; Petite air (1983), choreography by Sally Gross ; Noumenon (1953), choreography by Alwin Nikolais, performed by Henry Street Playhouse Dance Company ; Last point (1964), choreography by Judith Dunn, film by Gene Friedman ; With music #2 (2006), choreography by Sally Gross ; In silence (2006), choreography by Sally Gross ; Mamaluschen (1983), film by Josh Blum, choreography by Sally Gross ; Where's Jake? 2006 (2000), written and choreographed by Sally Gross ; Stopped in her tracks (1978), film by Susan Brockman and Sally Gross ; Lee's ferry (1982), film by Susan Brockman and Sally Gross, light painting by Joan Vennum Kurahara ; Rope 1990 (1975), choreography by Sally Gross, performed by Sally and Sidonia Gross ; One of us, Two of us, Maybe the three of us (1976), choreography by Sally Gross, performed by Rachel, Sidonia, and Sally Gross ; Letter to Esther (1989), choreography by Sally Gross, [performed by Jamie Di Mare] ; The pleasure of stillness (2007), choreography by Sally Gross ; With words #2 (2007), choreography by Sally Gross, reading from Samuel Beckett by Joseph Chaikin.
  • "Maysles Films, Soft Spoken Films, and Tanja Meding Productions present" -- DVD opening credits.
Event (note)
  • Opening night performance of The pleasure of stillness was videotaped at Joyce Soho, New York, between Mar. 1, 2007 and Mar. 4, 2007.
  • Rehearsal segments videotaped in Sally Gross' Westbeth apartment/dance studio, New York July 2006-Mar. 2007.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Source (note)
  • Tanja Meding.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-4427
OCLC
298348100
Title
Sally Gross [videorecording] : the pleasure of stillness / a film by Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile ; produced by Tanja Meding ; filmed by Albert Maysles ; edited by Kristen Nutile ; music by Robert Poss.
Imprint
c2007.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
System Details
DVD.
Performer
Interviewees: Sally Gross (avant garde dancer/choreographer), Jennifer Dunning (New York Times dance critic), Leslie Satin (choreographer/scholar), Jamie Di Mare (company member), Deborah Jowitt (Village Voice dance critic), Carla Blank (Judson member, writer, director), Phyllis Lamhut (choreographer), Gabriela Simon (company member), Joan Vennum Kurahara (painter/Sally's collaborator), Karen Robbins (visual artist/Sally's collaborator), and Robert Poss (composer, musician).
Event
Opening night performance of The pleasure of stillness was videotaped at Joyce Soho, New York, between Mar. 1, 2007 and Mar. 4, 2007.
Rehearsal segments videotaped in Sally Gross' Westbeth apartment/dance studio, New York July 2006-Mar. 2007.
Summary
"Sally Gross: The pleasure of stillness is an intimate documentary portrait about the life and work of the critically acclaimed New York-based dancer and choreographer, Sally Gross, who has been performing for over 50 years. The film features excerpts from her work as well as interviews with dance critics, collaborators and friends. The film also captures Sally's unique history including her days growing up as a daughter of immigrants in the Lower East Side of New York City, her training with visionary choreographer Alwin Nikolais at Henry Street Playhouse, and her involvement in the legendary Judson Dance Theater. Now in her seventies, Sally still continues to choreograph and perform. Filmed in the captivating cinema verite style Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile follow this charismatic artist as she embarks on the unpredictable journey of creating a new work." --Kristen Nutile and Tanja Meding, IMDB website.
Added Author
Gross, Sally, choreographer.
Gross, Sally, dancer.
Gross, Sally. Interviewee
Maysles, Albert. Director
Maysles, Albert. Videographer
Meding, Tanja. Producer
Nutile, Kristen. Director
Nutile, Kristen. Editor
Poss, Robert. Composer
Dunning, Jennifer. Interviewee
Satin, Leslie. Interviewee
Di Mare, Jamie, dancer.
Di Mare, Jamie. Interviewee
Jowitt, Deborah, interviewee.
Blank, Carla. Interviewee
Lamhut, Phyllis. Interviewee
Simon, Gabriela. Interviewee
Simon, Gabriela, dancer.
Kurahara, Joan Vennum. Interviewee
Robbins, Karen. Interviewee
Nikolais, Alwin, choreographer.
Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)
Maysles Films.
Judson Dance Theater.
Meding, Tanja. Donor
Added Title
Pleasure of stillness (Choreographic work : Gross)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-4427
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