American Dance Festival gala

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American Dance Festival gala
Additional title: Schwingende Landschaft (Choreographic work : Wigman)
Additional title: Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Additional title: Etude (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Additional title: Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor, P)
Additional title: Ciona (Choreographic work : Pilobolus Dance Theatre)
Limón, José (Interviewee)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Limón, José (Commentator)
Weidman, Charles (Choreographer)
Gamson, Annabelle (Dancer)
Diamond, Dennis (Videographer)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973 (Choreographer)
American Dance Festival (Associated name)
Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-06-17
Table of Contents
Cassette 1. Welcomes and introductions: Terry Sanford, James Hunt, Charles Reinhart, Martha Myers. Historic summary of modern dance (includes Charles Weidman film excerpts from Festival of dance), produced and directed by Ted Steeg. Isadora Duncan and Mary Wigman solos performed by Annabelle Gamson (Wigman's Historical dance of summer from the cycle Shifting landscapes, music by Will Goetze; and Duncan's Mother, music by Scriabin, and Etude). Introduction to Paul Taylor's Aureole: Charles Reinhart and Elizabeth Walton. The performance itself is not included on the videotape -- Cassette 2. Filmed interview with José Limón (excerpt from Festival of dance). Introduction to Moor's pavane: Lucas Hoving, Betty Jones, and Pauline Koner. Performance of Moor's pavane (choreography: José Limón; music: Purcell). Ciona. Choreography and performance: Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Music: Jon Appleton.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6533
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-789 (former)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Venue: Videotaped in performance by Dennis Diamond for the American Dance Festival Video Archival Project in Page Auditorium, Duke University, North Carolina, on June 17, 1978.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (approximately 101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807025603-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158710
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eb7db1f0-cc7d-0135-6fb7-4d86e14421cc
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "American Dance Festival gala" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "American Dance Festival gala" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). American Dance Festival gala Retrieved from

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American Dance Festival gala