Dance on: Elizabeth Hard-Simms

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Mahoney, Billie (Producer)
Hard-Simms, Elizabeth (Interviewee)
Kelly, Ann (Director)
Dance Films Association (Associated name)

Dance On Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-06-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4985
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3980 (former)
Cushing, Lillian
Ambrose, Ruth Marion, 1916-
Pal, Frank, 1914-
Pal, Irina, 1921-1992
Dokoudovska, Tatiana
Simms, Michael
Westport Ballet Theatre
Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre
Kansas City Ballet
Stephens College., Dept. of Dance
Ballet dancing for children -- Study and teaching
Statement of responsibility: produced by Billie Mahoney in association with Dance Films Association, inc. ; director, Ann Kelly.
Venue: Program from the public access cable television program Dance on: with Billie Mahoney. Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 16, 1993. Produced through the facilities of American Cablevision of Kansas City, Missouri.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (29 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Elizabeth Hard-Simms, who now directs the Westport Ballet Theatre and its associated school in Kansas City, Missouri, recalls her dance training with Lillian Cushing in Denver and Ruth Ambrose in Boston, and reminisces about her subsequent career with Frank and Irina Pal's Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre and Tatiana Dokoudovska's Kansas City Civic Ballet. In discussing her school, she compares traditional and newer approaches to teaching, the latter emphasizing more positive attitudes. She discusses the work of her husband Michael Simms, ballet master at Stephens College, and the varied activities of the Westport Ballet Theatre, which include special performances for children and seniors, and free open-air performances at a shopping mall.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936061403-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175363
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): de109a80-804d-0135-df42-0cd4ee28c857
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: Elizabeth Hard-Simms" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

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Dance on: Elizabeth Hard-Simms