The early years: Gala performance (excerpts)Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Garland plastique (Choreographic work : St. Denis)Additional title: Japanese spear dance (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)Additional title: Etude (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)Additional title: Blue Danube (Choreographic work : Duncan, Isadora)Additional title: Two ecstatic themes (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
NamesBaker, Robin Rice (Dancer)Gamson, Annabelle (Dancer)Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Speaker)Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)Pinska, Klarna (Choreographer)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Emshwiller, Ed (Videographer)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers (Performer)Joyce Trisler Danscompany (Performer)Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Early Years Collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-04-11
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3528Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 17 (former)
TopicsDenishawn dances, Revivals of
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed dance
NotesContent: 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: Videotaped in performance on April 11, 1981 by Ed Emshwiller. Introduction by Patricia Kerr Ross. Soaring. Chor.: Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey. Music: Robert Schumann. Perf. by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers: Robin Rice Baker, Anne Marie Bell, Wendy Laakso, Lorna Laakso [only four names given in oral announcement]. -- Garland plastique. Chor.: St. Denis. Music: Franz Schubert. Perf. by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers. -- Three coolie boys. Chor.: Ted Shawn. Perf. by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers. -- Dance in space. Chor.: Klarna Pinska after Humphrey. Music: Cécile Chaminade. Perf. by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. -- Spear dance japonesque. Chor.: Shawn. Music: Louis Horst. Perf. by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. -- Soaring. Perf. by members of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. Brief gap in recording. -- Mother [and] Étude. Chor.: Isadora Duncan. Music: Alexander Scriabin. Perf. by Annabelle Gamson. -- The blue Danube. Chor.: Duncan. Music: Johann Strauss, Jr. Perf. by Gamson. -- Two ecstatic themes. Chor.: Humphrey. Music: Nikolai Medtner and [Gian Francesco?] Malipiero. Perf. by Carla Maxwell. Opening cut off. For other versions of this performance, see: *MGZIDF 3527 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 16) and *MGZIDF 3529 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 18).
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (45 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170814Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 129d09b0-3148-0132-7554-3c075448cc4b
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