Library division & collection with this item:

View this item elsewhere:

Title
The early years: Martha Graham and modernism
Names
Jowitt, Deborah (Speaker)
Maslow, Sophie (Speaker)
Bird, Bonnie (Speaker)
ODonnell, May, 1906-2004Donnell, May, 1906-2004 (Speaker)
Bird, Dorothy, 1912- (Speaker)
Shurr, Gertrude (Speaker)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)
Labeille, Daniel (Producer)
Harris, Hilary (Videographer)
Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)
State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Collection

Early Years Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3520
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassettes 6 and 7 (former)
Topics
Graham, Martha
Horst, Louis
Denishawn Dancers
Denishawn School of Dancing
Martha Graham Dance Company
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Massine)
Primitive mysteries (Choreographic work : Graham)
Heretic (Choreographic work : Graham)
American document (Choreographic work : Graham)
Celebration (Choreographic work : Graham)
Genres
Lectures
Notes
Content: For a printed program of the festival, see *MGZB The early years (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) [Programs].
Content: Video documentation of the festival The early years: American modern dance from 1900 through the 1930s, hosted by SUNY College at Purchase, New York, on April 9-12, 1981, under the sponsorship of State University of New York, University-Wide Programs in the Arts. Festival director: Patricia Kerr Ross. Video producer: Daniel Labeille.
Content: First part of Reel 1 relates to *MGZIDF 3522.
Content: Videotaped on April 10, 1981 by Hilary Harris. Presentation on Martha Graham and modernism by Deborah Jowitt, with Sophie Maslow, Bonnie Bird, May O'Donnell, Dorothy Bird, and Gertrude Shurr. CONTENTS: Cassette 6 (approx. 59 min. total): Introduction by Patricia Kerr Ross. -- Lecture by Deborah Jowitt, who examines Graham's studies and early career with Denishawn, the start of her independent career, and the change of sensibility that appears in her work of the 1930s (for example, Heretic). Brief gaps in recording at about 13 and 20 min. into the tape; for the missing material, see: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 26. -- Panel discussion moderated by Jowitt, with Maslow, Bonnie Bird, O'Donnell, Dorothy Bird, and Shurr. This discussion continues on cassette 7 (approx. 20 min.). The panelists, all of whom danced with Graham in the 1930s, reminisce about their early dance training and first contacts with Graham. They go on to discuss the various influences on her choreography, the interchange between the development of her technique and her choreography, and her interactions with her dancers in class, rehearsal, and performance. Maslow and Bonnie Bird describe Graham's Primitive mysteries, American document, and Celebration. Brief gaps in recording during the first commentaries by Bonnie Bird and O'Donnell, and between cassettes 6 and 7; for the missing material, see: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 26. For the conclusion of the panel, see: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 27.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (79 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Presentation on Martha Graham and modernism by Deborah Jowitt, with Sophie Maslow, Bonnie Bird, May O'Donnell, Dorothy Bird, and Gertrude Shurr.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170862
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10862020-3143-0132-b75b-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1981: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: Martha Graham and modernism" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117bea60-3143-0132-6ad7-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: Martha Graham and modernism" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117bea60-3143-0132-6ad7-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). The early years: Martha Graham and modernism Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117bea60-3143-0132-6ad7-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117bea60-3143-0132-6ad7-3c075448cc4b | title= (moving image) The early years: Martha Graham and modernism, (1981) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=July 21, 2019 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

The early years: Martha Graham and modernism