Women pioneers in American dance: Lecture, 1979

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Women pioneers in American dance: Lecture, 1979
Gébara, Georgette (Speaker)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-947
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Graham, Martha
De Mille, Agnes
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986
Primus, Pearl
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995
Guest, Ann Hutchinson
Greenhood, Henrietta
Goeb, Janey Price
Rogers, Helen Priest
Oswald, Genevieve
Moore, Lillian
Gébara, Georgette
Dance Notation Bureau (New York, N.Y.)
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry? 1979 Lebanon
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Acquisition: Gift Terry, Walter
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 25 min.)
Sound quality is good.
Georgette Gébara lectures on female pioneers in American dance, in 1979, in Lebanon. Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Georgette Gébara lectures on the respective contributions to American dance of the following women: Loie Fuller; Isadora Duncan; Ruth St. Denis; Doris Humphrey; and Martha Graham. As part of her presentation, Gébara also shows films, of Ruth St. Denis performing White jade, and of a performance of Doris Humphrey's dance The shakers; the respective soundtracks can be heard on the recording. Streaming file 1 ends abruptly but the recording continues directly on streaming file 2. Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 37 minutes). Georgette Gébara continues to lecture on the contributions to American dance of Martha Graham; after concluding this part of her lecture, she speaks about the respective contributions of the following women: Agnes De Mille; Lucia Chase; Pearl Primus; Martha Hill; Ann Hutchinson, Henrietta Greenhood, Janey Price Goeb, Helen Priest Rogers and the founding of the Dance Notation Bureau; Genevieve Oswald; and Lillian Moore. After speaking about Lillian Moore, Gébara speaks about a film of Martha Graham's work Night journey that she is about to show the audience [applause].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 83156920
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118844
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c98fcd0-7957-0136-0e5c-514f4753c8ea
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Women pioneers in American dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3c9d57a0-c368-0133-562c-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Women pioneers in American dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 17, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3c9d57a0-c368-0133-562c-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Women pioneers in American dance Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3c9d57a0-c368-0133-562c-60f81dd2b63c

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Women pioneers in American dance