The golden road to health and beauty
NamesImpekoven, Niddy (Dancer)Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958 (Choreographer)Ishii, Baku, 1886-1962 (Dancer)Bereska, Dussia (Dancer)Hasselquist, Jenny, 1894-1978 (Dancer)Karsavina, Tamara (Dancer)Vladimiroff, Pierre, 1893-1970 (Dancer)Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973 (Dancer)Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile, 1865-1950 (Choreographer)Prager, Wilhelm (Director)Mensendieck, Bess M. (Choreographer)Loheland-Schule (Associated name)Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958 (Dancer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1920 - 1929 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsSUMMARY: Documentary on the value of physical fitness. Includes recreations of ancient Greek athletics and health practices, which are contrasted to modern neglect of the body. Survey of current exercise systems, including gymnastics for children, crawling exercises, Jaques-Dalcroze's eurythmics as practiced at the Hellerau school, the Loheland-Schule, Bess M. Mensendieck's exercises, and other athletic activities. Dance contents include: glimpses of dances from Africa, Hawaii, Japan, Burma, Bavaria, and Spain; Niddy Impekoven in The decadent doll, The life of the flower, and as a München tea-cozy; Rudolf von Laban and his company in a men's dance and the final scene of the dance-drama The living idol; Dussia Bereska in The orchid; Baku Ishii in The prisoner; Jenny Hasselquist in The white rose; Tamara Karsavina exercising at the barre and in a pas de deux from Sylvia with Pierre Vladimiroff; and Mary Wigman and her students in the final scene from the dance-drama The exodus.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7870Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1116 (former)
TopicsModern dance -- GermanyEurythmicsDance -- Germany
GenresDocumentary filmsMotion picturesFilmed dance
NotesCreation/production credits: English version of the motion picture Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit, made by the Cultural Dept. of the UFA (Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft), Germany. Director: Wilhelm Prager. Scenario/scientific preparation: Nicholas Kaufmann, M.D. Music: Dr. Giuseppe Becce. Photography: Weinmann, Hrich, Paulmann. Silent, with English titles.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (91 min.) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY896034938-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167727Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 75377850-8cd5-0135-fec5-69c5c5d42978
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