Janis Brenner : interview & classes at FIU.

Title
Janis Brenner : interview & classes at FIU.
Publication
2003.
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Description
1 streaming video file (80 min.) : sound, color.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title from original cassette label.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Source (note)
  • Janis Brenner;
Contents
Interview with Janis Brenner [begins abruptly] (21 min.) -- Classes (Modern & Improvisation with mirroring exercise) [ends abruptly] (59 min.) / teacher, Janis Brenner ; class participants, Florida International University dance students.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-6966
Title
Janis Brenner : interview & classes at FIU.
Production
2003.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
video
Type of Carrier
online resource
Original Version
Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Summary
Janis Brenner discusses her Memory Project, how the work started at UCLA in 1994; how it incorporates improvisation and voice work; using performers ranging in age from 9-70; the piece being commissioned for a performance at the Whitney Museum, New York, N.Y. in 1999; the audition process and how it is different than a typical dance audition; how Ms. Brenner works differently for this project by incorporating community members along with dancers; dividing the work between dancers and non-dancers; how every section has an element of improvisation and how the choreography could be modified to use only community members with no trained dancers; her response to the article about works like the Memory Project making it impossible for criticism; the difference between performing a site-specific performance at the Whitney Museum for a non-dance audience compared to a proscenium stage performance for a dance audience and how the results are determined by context and place; and seeing herself still performing the Memory Project ten years from now.
Event
Videotaped during interview and dance classes at Florida International University, Miami, Fla. 2003 November.
Source
Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
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Brenner, Janis, interviewee.
Brenner, Janis, teacher.
Florida International University.
Brenner, Janis, donor.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-6966
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