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Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Ernestine Stodelle.

Title
Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Ernestine Stodelle.
Publication
2000.

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Edsall, Mary E.
  • Miller, Andrea
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
  • Stodelle, Ernestine
  • Hess, Susan
  • Painted Bride Art Center.
Description
2 streaming video files (105 min.) : sound, color.
Series Statement
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Uniform Title
  • Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Call (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Breath of fire (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive.
Alternative Title
  • Dance with the Bride
  • AWP
Subject
  • Stodelle, Ernestine
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
  • Limón, José
  • Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Call (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Breath of fire (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Modern dance > United States
  • Dance > History > 20th century
  • Dance > Psychological aspects
  • Dance > Study and teaching > United States
  • Dance > Technique
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
Note
  • Title taken from video introduction; additional titles from original cassette label and video introduction.
  • Reel 1 (58 min.) ; Reel 2 (47 min.).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance.
Source (note)
  • Susan Hess;
Contents
  • Reel 1. Introduction (3 min.) / by Mary Edsall [Choquette] (Dance Archivist) -- Ernestine Stodelle (20 min.) -- Air for the G String film (5 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancers include Doris Humphrey and Ernestine Stodelle -- Leverages (Extrovert and Introvert sections) (6 min.) / choreography, Ernestine Stodelle ; danced by Andrea Miller -- Brief talk (5 min.) / by Ernestine Stodelle -- The Call/Breath of Fire film (11 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancers include Doris Humphrey and Ernestine Stodelle -- The Call/Breath of Fire performance (5 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancer, Andrea Miller.
  • Reel 2. Ernestine Stodelle (conclusion) (1 min.) -- Charles Woodford (Doris Humphrey's son) (3 min.) -- Quasi-waltz (3 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancer, Andrea Miller -- Question & Answer Session (17 min.) / moderator, Mary Edsall ; participants, Ernestine Stodelle, Charles Woodford, Andrea Miller -- Masters Exchange in studio [ends abruptly] (22 min.) / participants include, Ernestine Stodelle and Susan Hess.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1468
OCLC
890481943
Title
Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Ernestine Stodelle.
Production
2000.
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 (Mini DV).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits
Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance.
Event
Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. and at dance studio 2000 November 12.
Summary
Reel 1 begins with Ernestine Stodelle talking about Doris Humphrey; talk of the Little Group which included José Limón, Letitia Ida, Eleanor King, Ernestine Stodelle; how the word WHY, is so important and is the purpose of movement with there always being something net to say; Humphrey believing in natural movement as the basis of technique with Fall and Recovery; Stodelle's feelings about Philadelphia and performing there with Humphrey; a story by Stodelle of performing in Humphrey's Bacchanale with José Limón; Humphrey creating themes; what Stodelle has gained from working with Humphrey; the use of flow incorporated into the body and movement; introductions before the films of Doris Humphrey's Air for the G String and The Call/Breath of Fire with a performance by dancer, Andrea Miller. Reel 2 concludes Stodelle's talk; Charles Woodford speaks; Andrea Miller dances an encore of Doris Humphrey's Quasi-waltz; concludes with a Question & Answer session. Reel 2 also includes a talk with Ernestine Stodelle, Susan Hess and others in a dance studio where they discuss Stodelles reaction to Merce Cunninghams abstract movement; Psychological time of dance with Freud and Jung being paramount in the development of Humphrey and Martha Graham; dance criticism relating to choreographers point of view and how dance needs to be articulated to relate on a psychological level; performers and audiences sharing a dance performance; how Anna Sokolow combined dancing with acting; and the need to reach the audience.
Source
Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Connect to:
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Added Author
Edsall, Mary E., moderator.
Edsall, Mary E., speaker.
Miller, Andrea, dancer.
Miller, Andrea, speaker.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Stodelle, Ernestine, speaker.
Hess, Susan, speaker.
Hess, Susan, director.
Painted Bride Art Center.
Hess, Susan, donor.
Added Title
Dance with the Bride
AWP
Container of (work): Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Container of (work): Call (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Container of (work): Breath of fire (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Container of (work): Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1468
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