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To Dionysius...with love
Kooluris, Hortense Dolan (dancer)
Levien, Julia (dancer)
De Lappe, Gemze (dancer)
Gold, Sylvia (dancer)
Ramm, Adrienne (dancer)
Bresciani, Jeanne (dancer)
Belilove, Lori (dancer)
Landon, Judy (dancer)
Kane, Barbara (dancer)
Keefer, Julia L (dancer)
Rosenbluth, Theda (dancer)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (choreographer)
Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1977
Table of Contents
CONTENTS (All dances except the first three are announced orally): Reel 1 (approx. 41 min.): Gavotte (mus: Bach), perf. by the ensemble. -- Tanagra figures (mus: Corelli), perf. by Kooluris and ensemble. -- Slow movements (mus: Brahms [Intermezzo]), perf. by ensemble. -- Polka (mus: Beethoven), perf. by ensemble and children. -- Slow march (mus: Schubert), perf. by Kooluris, ensemble, and children. -- [Dances to music by Schubert]: Around the linden tree, perf. by ensemble. Duet, perf. by Landon and Ramm. Lullaby, perf. by Bresciani. Ballspiel, perf. by Ramm. Duet, perf. by Belilove and Bresciani. Ecossais, perf. by Bresciani, Belilove, Landon, Ramm, and Kane. Under the scarf, perf. by ensemble. Moment musicale, perf. by Gold. Water study, perf. by de Lappe. Three Graces, perf. by De Lappe, Kooluris, and Gold. -- Reel 2 (approx. 46 min.): [Dances to music by Gluck]: Knucklebones, perf. by ensemble. Bacchanal (chor: Maria-Theresa Duncan), perf. by Kooluris. Furies [from Orpheus and Eurydice], perf. by de Lappe, Levien, and Gold. Dance of the blessed spirits [from Orpheus and Eurydice], perf. by Kooluris, Ramm, Belilove, Bresciani, and Landon. -- Mazurka (mus: Chopin), perf. by de Lappe and Kooluris. -- Polonaise militaire (mus: Chopin), perf. by Levien, Ramm, Belilove, Bresciani, and Landon. -- Two études by Scriabin: Mother and Revolutionary, perf. by Levien. -- Southern roses (mus: Strauss), perf. by Kooluris
and ensemble.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3313
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2702 (former)
Child dancers
two-dimensional moving image
Video produced by Kirby Kooluris. Camera: Paul Goodberg. Videotaped in performance at the YM-YWHA of Metropolitan New Jersey in West Orange, New Jersey, on October 23, 1977.
Choreography: Isadora Duncan, restaged by Hortense Kooluris and Julia Levien.
Performed by the Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company: Hortense Kooluris, Julia Levien, Gemze de Lappe, Sylvia Gold, Adrienne Ramm, Jeanne Bresciani, Lori Belilove, Judy Ann Landon, Barbara Kane, Julia Keefer, and Theda Rosenbluth, with children from the School of Joan Westphal: Devon Levine, Melissa Mignone, Mary Lynn Morris, and Naomi Wittes. Narrator: Vivienne Spaull. Pianist: Patsy Umstead.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (87 min.) : sd., b&w.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926024439-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172045
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 276e99b0-aa07-0133-7fbd-60f81dd2b63c
Copyright Notice
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  • 1977: Issued
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "To Dionysius...with love" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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To Dionysius...with love