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Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Martha Hill

Title
Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Martha Hill, Second Evening.
Publication
1983.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Hill, Martha, 1900-1995
  • Hess, Susan
  • Powell, Alan
Description
2 streaming video files (61 min.) : sound, color.
Series Statement
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Uniform Title
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive.
Alternative Title
Recollections and Rare Films
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
Note
  • Title from original video cassette label.
  • Films are not shown on this video.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Videographer, Alan Powell.
Source (note)
  • Susan Hess;
Contents
Reel 1. Evening with Martha Hill (59 min.) -- Reel 2. Closing comments (2 min.) / by Susan Hess.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1463
OCLC
  • 885378554
  • 885378554
Title
Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Martha Hill, Second Evening.
Production
1983.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
video
Type of Carrier
online resource
Series
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive.
Original Version
Original format: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) ; 3/4 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits
Videographer, Alan Powell.
Performer
Speaker, Martha Hill.
Event
Videotaped during talk at Hess studio in Philadelphia, Pa. 1983 April 8.
Summary
Martha Hill discusses modern dance in the United States with an introduction and conclusion by Susan Hess; Hill thanks the film creators, Ralph Jester, Charles Rinehart, and Jack Venza; talks about how this dance period will be characterized in the future; her childhood and dance background; discusses films after audience viewings including outfits worn by Bennington dancers, and how Hill became director of the Bennington School of Dance; dancing with Martha Graham and teaching to make extra money; teaching at Bennington College and New York University both from 1932-1951; pioneering dance at Juilliard; how early modern dance pieces were choreographed by Martha Graham and Mary Wigman for women only with Graham introduced men in her work, American Document; Graham's evolution into stark movements; the Carnegie Hall studio performances, and the Graham company moving to different locations; Bennington College combining Dance, Theater and Music into one Art Department after Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Discussion concludes with brief comments on Reel 2 by Susan Hess.
Source
Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
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Added Author
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995, speaker.
Hess, Susan, speaker.
Powell, Alan, videographer.
Hess, Susan, donor.
Added Title
Recollections and Rare Films
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1463
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