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- 2 streaming video files (83 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
- Filmed dance.
- Filmed interviews.
- Title from original video cassette label.
- Reel 1 (62 min.) ; Reel 2 (21 min.).
- Access (note)
- Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
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- Project director, Susan Hess ; videographer, Alan Powell.
- Source (note)
- Reel 1. Introduction (2 min.) / by Susan Hess -- Evening with Daniel Nagrin [beginning] (ends abruptly) (60 min.).
- Reel 2. Evening with Daniel Nagrin [conclusion] (18 min.) -- Closing comments (3 min.) / by Susan Hess.
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- *MGZIDF 1467
Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Daniel Nagrin, Fifth Evening.
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two-dimensional moving image
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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.
Project director, Susan Hess ; videographer, Alan Powell.
Speaker, Daniel Nagrin.
Videotaped during talk at Hess studio in Philadelphia, Pa. 1983 June 10.
Reel 1 begins with Daniel Nagrin explaining that his talk will be about Helen Tamiris; introduction to the Tamiris film not shown on this video; original writings about modern dance and the pioneers and the absence of Tamiris in these writings; biography of Tamiris and the origins of the Neighboorhood Playhouse and the Met; describing early Tamiris concerts; quotes by John Martin to emphasize her individuality versus her appeal; talks about Group Theatre's use of confining techniques and the unnaturalness of confining techniques; relating social attitudes to Tamiris pieces; creating choreographic works for the WPA; Tamiris and Broadway; introduction to the Tamiris 1959 film; Tamiris' influence as a Jewish American in New York; The strangeness of America to Nagrin because of his upbringing and having parents that didn't speak proper English; the idiosyncratic style of Tamiris; how Nagrin doesn't teach technique in his dance classes; his Stanislavsky acting training and how it liberated him when Tamiris suggested to not separate his dance from his acting; dancing prospects including Dancers Repertory Theatre, Concert Dancers League and the beginning of Lincoln Center. Reel 2 continues with the idea of Lincoln Center Dance Company by Limon, Cunningham, Bettis, Sokolow, and Tamiris which didn't work out; dancers/choreographers influenced by Tamiris including Cliff Keuter, Phoebe Neville, Moody, and Elizabeth Keen; Nagrin talks about himself as a minor artist; Tamiris' lack of vanity; working on Broadway and her integrity; the difficulties with people in the show, Plain & Fancy; Nagrin talks about Tamiris' feelings of exclusion from the pioneers of dance; current performances of her works; her legacy; dance as a means to change the outlook on life; abstract art versus people relationships; and closing comment by Susan Hess.
Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
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Musical comedies. Plain and fancy.
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Nagrin, Daniel, speaker.
Hess, Susan, speaker.
Hess, Susan, director.
Powell, Alan, videographer.
Hess, Susan, donor.
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Recollections and Rare Films
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