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Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Anna Sokolow

Title
Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Anna Sokolow, First Evening.
Publication
1983.

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Description
1 streaming video file (53 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
Subject
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
Anna Sokolow talk (20 min.) -- Question & Answer (33 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1465
OCLC
885378540
Title
Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Anna Sokolow, First 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: 1 videocassette (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, Anna Sokolow.
Event
Videotaped during talk at Hess studio in Philadelphia, Pa. 1983 March 25.
Summary
Anna Sokolow discusses the first film to be shown entitled, Lament for the death of a bullfighter; her experience as an artist in Mexico in 1939; description of a bullfight and how it inspired this work; dance in the 1950's; growing up in New York City on the Lower East Side; description of the choreographic work, Rooms (1954) and how each chair represents a separate room; during the Question & Answer session, Sokolow talks about her company which included dancers, Jack Ward, Jeff Duncan, and Ze'eva Cohen; explains what movement means to her; her early life in New York as part of a Russian Jewish family; the Workers Dance League created because of the Trade Union performances; Sokolow's story of how she got to perform in Mexico; talks about her work, From the Diaries of Franz Kafka; her experience in Israel in 1953 with Jerome Robbins; her own creative process and working with musicians, Luciano Berio and Edgard Varese; working with Martha Graham and how she left the company; how Louis Horst commented on her work, Lyric Suite; discusses old and new modern dance with mention of past greats including Balanchine, Ashton, Robbins, and Tudor; her artist friends including Jane Dudley, May O'Donnell, and Sophie Maslow; final comments with Susan Hess.
Source
Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
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Sokolow, Anna, speaker.
Hess, Susan, speaker.
Powell, Alan, videographer.
Hess, Susan, donor.
Added Title
Recollections and Rare Films
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1465
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