Charles Weidman Video Archive

Collection Data

The Charles Weidman Video Archive comprises 11 videos filmed between 1950 and 1990.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1990 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Biographical/historical: Charles Weidman (1901 – 1975) was an American choreographer, modern dancer and teacher and is known as a pioneer of modern dance in America. He wanted to create a uniquely American style of movement, based on gravity. He began his career as a dancer for the Denishawn Company, then started the Humphrey-Weidman Company with Doris Humphrey in 1927. After Humphrey’s retirement from performing in 1945, Weidman continued to create dances, perform, and teach. He established a school and company of his own – The Charles Weidman School of Modern Dance and the Charles Weidman Theatre Dance Company. Among Weidman's students were Jose Limon, Jack Cole, Gene Kelly, Sybil Shearer, Eleanor King, Bob Fosse, Louis Falco and Alvin Ailey.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Charles Weidman Video Archive
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee7d8d30-3ad4-0133-78ce-00505686a51c
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