Let Them Talk: Janis Brenner, 2009 November 3

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Let Them Talk: Janis Brenner, 2009 November 3
Additional title: Janis Brenner Interview
Additional title: Lake (Choreographic work : Brenner)
Brenner, Janis (Interviewee)
Brenner, Janis (Choreographer)
Derienzo, Paul (Interviewer)
Moossy, Joanie (Interviewer)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (Presenter)

Janis Brenner Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2009-11-03
Table of Contents
Manhattan Neighborhood Network advertisement (3 min.) -- Janis Brenner interview on Let Them Talk (28 min.) / interviewers, Paul Derienzo and Joanie Moossy ; interviewee, Janis Brenner.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6949
Brenner, Janis
Janis Brenner & Dancers
Dancing in Absentia (Choreographic work : Brenner)
Artistic collaboration
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Filmed interviews
Venue: 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 Description
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Janis 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 Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20012159
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03f09380-6f22-0131-10d6-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Let Them Talk" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2009. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06ce14e0-6f22-0131-8ba7-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Let Them Talk" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06ce14e0-6f22-0131-8ba7-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2009). Let Them Talk Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06ce14e0-6f22-0131-8ba7-3c075448cc4b

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