Jane Sherman at Jacob's Pillow

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Jane Sherman at Jacob's Pillow
Sherman, Jane, 1908-2010 (Interviewee)
Honsa, Ron (Videographer)
Honsa, Nan (Videographer)
Jacob's Pillow (Event place)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3340
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5085 (former)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Denishawn Dancers
Sherman, Jane, 1908-2010 -- Interviews
Video recordings
Content: Unedited footage.
Content: Title from information provided by Jane Sherman.
Venue: Videotaped at Jacob's Pillow, Lee, Massachusetts, in summer 1982, by Ron and Nan Honsa.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (23 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Unedited footage of an interview intended for use in a forthcoming documentary on the life and work of Ted Shawn. Jane Sherman, a former member of the Denishawn Dancers, reminisces about her experiences with the company, particularly during their tours of Asia in 1925 and with the Ziegfeld Follies in 1927. She recalls the company's founders, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, as performers and in private life. In looking back at her own early dance studies, she notes the limitations of dance in the United States at that time, and pays tribute to the advances made by Denishawn and its school. She also discusses the reconstruction of Denishawn dances and the importance of recapturing their unique spirit.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12521832
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 268cf1f0-aa0c-0133-0cd3-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Creator Born
  • 1982: Created
  • 2010: Creator Died
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jane Sherman at Jacob's Pillow" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/268cf1f0-aa0c-0133-0cd3-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jane Sherman at Jacob's Pillow" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 26, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/268cf1f0-aa0c-0133-0cd3-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). Jane Sherman at Jacob's Pillow Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/268cf1f0-aa0c-0133-0cd3-60f81dd2b63c

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Jane Sherman at Jacob's Pillow