Let Them Talk: Janis Brenner, 2009 November 3Additional title: Janis Brenner InterviewAdditional title: Lake (Choreographic work : Brenner)
NamesBrenner, Janis (Interviewee)Brenner, Janis (Choreographer)Derienzo, Paul (Interviewer)Moossy, Joanie (Interviewer)Manhattan Neighborhood Network (Presenter)
Janis Brenner Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009-11-03
Table of ContentsManhattan Neighborhood Network advertisement (3 min.) -- Janis Brenner interview on Let Them Talk (28 min.) / interviewers, Paul Derienzo and Joanie Moossy ; interviewee, Janis Brenner.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6949
TopicsBrenner, JanisJanis Brenner & DancersDancing in Absentia (Choreographic work : Brenner)Artistic collaboration
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesFilmed interviewsInterviews
NotesVenue: Videotaped during interview at studio in New York, N.Y. 2009 November 3.Original version: Original format: 1 videodisc (DVD) ; 4 3/4 in.Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical DescriptionVideodiscExtent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DescriptionJanis Brenner discusses her dance and music background since childhood; discovering choreographers, Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis during college; joining the Murray Louis Dance Company and touring for 8 years; forming her own dance company, Janis Brenner & Dancers in 1989; working with Meredith Monk beginning in 1990 after auditioning for Monk's opera Atlas; reviving Monk's Break (1964) for her current show, 5 Decades, which also includes Murray Louis' Figura, Guilt, A Matter of Time, and Dancing in Absentia; how Dancing in Absentia is an homage to the men dancers lost to AIDS; showing Brenner's dance film, Lake, during and behind the interview; the value and experience of collaborating with artists including dancers, lighting designer Mitchell Bogard (her husband), and costume designer Ramona Ponce; advice and words of encouragement for dancers; and concludes with a brief talk of dance on television including the program, So You Think You Can Dance.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20012159Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03f09380-6f22-0131-10d6-3c075448cc4b
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