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The early years: American modern dance, 1900-1930's
Additional title: The early years: American modern dance, 1900-1930's
Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Negro spirituals (Choreographic work : Tamiris)
Names
Ross, Patty Kerr (Producer)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Speaker)
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992 (Speaker)
Mumaw, Barton, 1912- (Speaker)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966
Becker, Bruce
O'Donnell, May (Speaker)
Shurr, Gertrude (Speaker)
Bird, Dorothy, 1912- (Speaker)
Schurman, Nona (Speaker)
King, Eleanor, 1906-1991 (Speaker)
Bostock, Kenneth (Speaker)
Stodelle, Ernestine (Speaker)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Schönberg, Bessie (Speaker)
Lloyd, Ruth (Speaker)
Gentry, Eve (Speaker)
Langsner, Nancy
Schmidt, Lisa
Baker, Robin Rice (Restager)
Early years, (1981 :Purchase, N.Y.)
Purchase Dance Corps
State University of New York College at Purchase
Collection

Emile Ardolino Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1982
Table of Contents
DANCE EXCERPTS: Valse à la Loïe. Choreography: Ruth St. Denis, staged by Robin Rice Baker. Music: Frédéric Chopin (Waltz no. 14, op. posth.). Lighting: John Conway. Performed by Nancy Langsner and Lisa Schmidt of the Dance Corps at Purchase. Pianist: Oleg Zvorykin. -- "Go down Moses" from Negro spirituals. Choreography: Helen Tamiris. Music: arranged from traditional songs by Geneviève Pitot. Costume: Alec Sutherland. Lighting: F. Mitchell Dana. Performed by Bruce Becker. Singer: Eugene Brice. -- Soaring. Choreography: Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey. Music: Robert Schumann (Aufschwung, from Fantasiestücke, op. 12). Lighting: Conway. Danced by Donna Tambussi, Angelique d'Addario, Langsner, Cathleen McCarthy, and Schmidt of the Dance Corps at Purchase. Pianist: Zvorykin.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8590
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2560 (former)
Topics
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Graham, Martha
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Weidman, Charles
Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers
Bennington School of the Dance
Denishawn Dancers
Modern dance -- United States
Dance -- History -- 20th century
Dance festivals -- New York (State) -- Purchase
Genres
two-dimensional moving image
Notes
Presented by the State University of New York. Produced/conceived by Patricia Kerr Ross. Distributed as a videorecording by the Research Foundation of State University of New York.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (30 min.) :sd., col.
Description
Documentary on a conference on the early years of American modern dance, held at the State University of New York, Purchase, New York, in April 1981. Among the speakers who appear in the documentary are: Patricia Kerr Ross, director of the University-wide Programs in the Arts; Hanya Holm, who recalls her early training with Mary Wigman; Barton Mumaw, who reminisces about Denishawn and Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers; May O'Donnell, Gertrude Shurr, and Dorothy Bird, who discuss various aspects of working with Martha Graham; Nona Schurman, Eleanor King, Kenneth Bostock, and Ernestine Stodelle, who worked with Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman; Bessie Schoenberg, Ruth Lloyd, and Eve Gentry, who discuss the Bennington School of the Dance; and others. The documentary also captures glimpses of technique classes taught at the conference by Mumaw, O'Donnell, Shurr, Stodelle, Maria Theresa Duncan, Kay Bardsley, Julia Levien, Klarna Pinska, Bonnie Bird, Sophie Maslow, and others.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916041990-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170482
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e8ecf9a0-7af1-0135-1675-27d919fa3262
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  • 1982: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: American modern dance, 1900-1930's" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a92531b-396e-4fc6-b7f2-22e4058f5014

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: American modern dance, 1900-1930's" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a92531b-396e-4fc6-b7f2-22e4058f5014

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). The early years: American modern dance, 1900-1930's Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a92531b-396e-4fc6-b7f2-22e4058f5014

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The early years: American modern dance, 1900-1930's