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Charles Weidman: "On his own"
Additional title: On my mother's side (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: New dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Brahms waltzes, opus 39 (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Christmas oratorio (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Duo-drama (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Traditions (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Visualization, or From a farm in New Jersey (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Weidman, Charles (Interviewee)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Seckler, Beatrice (Director)
Sherman, Lee (Commentator)
Towner, Janet (Commentator)
Hamilton, Peter (Canadian architect, contemporary) (Restager)
Nielsen, Douglas (Dancer)
Carr, Deborah (Restager)
Mezzacappa, Carol (Restager)
Nikolais, Alwin (Narrator)
Schurman, Nona (Director)
Barzel, Ann (Cinematographer)
Thompson, Betty Lynd (Cinematographer)
Knight, Helen (Cinematographer)
O'Sullivan, Margaret (Consultant)
Brooks, Virginia Loring (Director)
Mendelsohn, Janet (Director)
Cooper, Miriam Raphael (Producer)
Humphrey-Weidman (Performer)
Charles Weidman Dance Theatre (Performer)
Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble (Performer)
Charles Weidman Modern Dance Foundation (Presenter)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Dancer)

Charles Weidman Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1990 (Approximate)
Place: Pennington, New Jersey
Publisher: Princeton Book Company
Table of Contents
DANCE CONTENTS. - Choreography by Weidman except where noted otherwise. Reconstructions in order of appearance: On my mother's side: Excerpts. Staged/directed by Peter Hamilton. Music: Lionel Nowak. Text: William Archibald. Performed by Douglas Nielsen. - Study in contrast. Performed by Patricia Ambrose, Priscilla Davidson, and Robert Garcia. - New dance: Men's dance. Staged/directed by Deborah Carr. Music: Wallingford Riegger. Performed by Garcia and Sam Harris. - Flickers: Excerpt. Staged/directed by Carr. Music: Nowak. Performed by Gail Corbin, Garcia, and Harris. - Lynchtown. Staged/directed by Carol Mezzacappa. Artistic advisor: Margaret O'Sullivan. Performed by the Mezzacappa/Gabrian Dance Company. - Brahms waltzes: Excerpts. Staged/directed by Carr. Music: Brahms. Performed by Harris and members of the Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble. - Christmas oratorio: Excerpts. Staged/directed by Carr. Music: Bach. Performed by Carr, Corbin, and Laren Lynn. - Archival dance excerpts in order of appearance: New dance. Choreography: Humphrey. Music: Riegger. Filmed by Helen B. Knight, 1935. Performed by the Humphrey-Weidman Company. - Duo-drama. Choreography: Humphrey. Music: Roy Harris. Performed by Humphrey and Weidman. - New dance: Men's dance. Performed by the Humphrey-Weidman Company. - Traditions. Music: Lehman Engel. Filmed by Ann Barzel, 1938. Performed by Weidman, José Limón, and George Bachman. - Visualization, or from a farm in New Jersey. Music: Camille Saint-Saëns. Recorded in 1974. Performed by Towner. - Additional dances filmed by Betty Lynd Thompson, 1938.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5006
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2472 (former)
Weidman, Charles
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Denishawn School of Dancing
Dance films
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Presented by the Charles Weidman Dance Foundation. Distributed as a videocassette by Dance Horizons Video, Princeton Book Company, Publishers, Pennington, New Jersey. Executive producer: Miriam Raphael Cooper. Directors/editors: Virginia Brooks, Janet Mendelsohn. Artistic directors: Beatrice Seckler, Nona Schurman. Writer: Janet Mendelsohn. Narrator: Alwin Nikolais. Film score: Peter Carino.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color, with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the life and career of Charles Weidman, illustrated with historical footage and contemporary reconstructions of his choreography. Lee Sherman and Beatrice Seckler, former members of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, reminisce about him, as does Janet Towner, formerly with Weidman's own company. Weidman himself is seen in a dance workshop recorded in 1970 and an interview recorded in 1973. Reconstructions are performed by members of the Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble and the Mezzacappa/Gabrian Dance Company.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916015185-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169911
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 19221fc0-4b66-0133-ef89-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Charles Weidman: "On his own"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Charles Weidman: "On his own"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 15, 2024.

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Charles Weidman: "On his own"