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The dance of Isadora Duncan

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The dance of Isadora Duncan
Dance Notation Bureau (New York, N.Y.) (Donor)
De Lappe, Gemze (Dancer)
Kooluris, Hortense Dolan (Dancer)
Levien, Julia (Director)
Gold, Sylvia (Dancer)
Belilove, Lori (Dancer)
Bresciani, Jeanne (Dancer)
Kane, Barbara (Dancer)
Landon, Judy (Dancer)
Ramm, Adrienne (Dancer)
Rosenbluth, Theda (Dancer)
Sparkman, Susan (Dancer)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)
Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 (Composer)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 (Composer)
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company (Performer)

Dance Notation Bureau Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-01-05 - 1978-01-08
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Ave Maria. Music: Schubert. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Tänze. Music: Schubert. 1: Perf. by Belilove, Ramm; 2: Belilove; 3: Ramm; 4 ("Three Graces"): de Lappe, Kooluris, Gold; 5: Landon, Bresciani; 6: Bresciani; 7 ("Moment musical"): Gold; 8: Landon; 9: Belilove, Bresciani, Kane, Landon, Ramm; 10: Sparkman; 11 ("Water study"): de Lappe; 12: Ensemble. -- Dances from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice. Music: Gluck. Dances of the blessed spirits, perf. by Kooluris, with Belilove, Bresciani, Kane, Landon, Ramm, Sparkman. Fury dances, 1: perf. by de Lappe; 2: Levien, de Lappe, Gold. -- Waltzes, op. 39. Music: Brahms. No. 1: Perf. by Belilove, Bresciani, Landon, Ramm, Sparkman, Rosenbluth; No. 4: Levien; No. 8: Gold; No. 10: Belilove, Bresciani, Landon, Ramm; no. 13: Gold, Kooluris, de Lappe, Levien; No. 14: de Lappe; No. 15: Kooluris; No. 7: Ensemble. -- Pathétique symphony [No. 6], Andante con grazia. Music: Tchaikovsky. Perf. by Levien, with Belilove, Bresciani, Landon, and Ramm. Tape ends before conclusion of piece.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3312
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2634 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped at a dress rehearsal in preparation for performances at the Theater of the Riverside Church, New York, on January 5-8, 1978, during the Riverside Dance Festival. Program director: Julia Levien.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Isadora Duncan. Traditional costumes: Cynthia Millman. Lighting: Chenault Spence.
Performers: Performed by the Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company: Gemze de Lappe, Hortense Kooluris, Julia Levien, and Sylvia Gold, with Lori Belilove, Jeanne Bresciani, Barbara Kane, Judy Landon, Adrienne Ramm, Theda Rosenbluth, and Susan Sparkman.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (62 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926006140-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171708
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fefff750-aa06-0133-e135-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1978: Created (Approximate)
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dance of Isadora Duncan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978 - 1978.

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The dance of Isadora Duncan