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Festival of the dance
Additional title: New dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: House divided (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Emperor Jones (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: Asparagus beach (Choreographic work : Perez)
Additional title: With my red fires (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Weidman, Charles (Interviewee)
Limón, José (Interviewee)
Taliaferro, Clay (Dancer)
DeSoto, Edward (Dancer)
Tarnay, Linda (Dancer)
Woodin, Peter (Dancer)
Perez, Rudy (Interviewee)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Steeg, Ted (Director)
Connecticut College American Dance Festival. Repertory Company (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1973
Table of Contents
DANCE CONTENTS. - Reel 1 (32 1/2 min.) New dance: Excerpt. Choreography: Doris Humphrey. Choreography for prelude and third theme: Charles Weidman. Reconstructed by Charles Weidman, Edith Clurman, and Beatrice Seckler. Music: Wallingford Riegger. Leading roles: Linda Tarnay (Doris Humphrey's role) and Peter Woodin (Charles Weidman's role). A house divided: Brief b&w. clip. Choreography: Charles Weidman. - Reel 2 (27 1/2 min.) Flickers: Excerpt. Choreography: Charles Weidman. Music: Lionel Nowak. New dance: Excerpt. Emperor Jones: Excerpt. Choreography: José Limón, Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. Staged by Daniel Lewis. Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos. Leading roles: Clay Taliaferro (Emperor Jones) and Edward DeSoto (White man). Asparagus beach: Excerpt. Choreography and sound: Rudy Perez. With my red fires: Excerpt. Choreography: Doris Humphrey. Staged by Christine Clark. Music: Wallingford Riegger.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6408
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-98 (former)
Modern dance -- United States
American Dance Festival
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Content: Subtitle: Glimpses through time of America's own art form.
Creation/production credits: Produced for the New Hampshire Network. Written and directed by Ted Steeg. Lighting designer: Thomas Skelton. Music director: Gerald Tarack. Narrator: Marvin Silbersheer.
Performers: Performed by the American Dance Festival Repertory Company: Anne DeGange, Edward DeSoto, Dian Dong, Randall Faxon, Raymond Johnson, Ryland Jordan, Pamela Knisel, Rael Lamb, Dalienne Majors, Nancy Scher, Marc Stevens, Ted Striggles, Clay Taliaferro, Linda Tarnay, Nina Watt, Peter Woodin, and Debra Zalkind.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Documentary on the 25th annual American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Includes interviews with Charles Weidman, José Limón, and Rudy Perez, a brief sketch of the history of modern dance, and excerpts from various dances.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797027539-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157684
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 07adbd20-7dc3-0134-71a4-00505686a51c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Festival of the dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973.

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Festival of the dance