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The early years: A Denishawn suite
Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Waltz [1924] (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
Langsner, Nancy (Dancer)
Schmidt, Lisa (Dancer)
Roberts, Denise (Dancer)
Baker, Robin Rice (Dancer)
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Choreographer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)
Emshwiller, Ed (Videographer)
Labeille, Daniel (Producer)
Thomé, Francis, 1850-1909 (Composer)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 (Composer)
De Lachau, Ada (Composer)
Woodall, Sandra (Costume designer)
Purchase Dance Corps (Performer)
Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)
State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)

Early Years Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-04-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3550
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 47 (former)
Denishawn dances, Revivals of
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: For a printed program of the festival, see *MGZB The early years (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) [Programs].
Content: Video documentation of the festival The early years: American modern dance from 1900 through the 1930s, hosted by SUNY College at Purchase, New York, on April 9-12, 1981, under the sponsorship of State University of New York, University-Wide Programs in the Arts. Festival director: Patricia Kerr Ross. Video producer: Daniel Labeille.
Content: Videotaped in performance on April 10, 1981 by Ed Emshwiller. A Denishawn suite of music visualizations. Staged by Robin Rice Baker. Lighting: John Conway. Performed by members of the Dance Corps at Purchase, accompanied by pianist Oleg Zvorykin. Child's play (Hommage à Denishawn II). Chor/film: Carolyn Brown. Mus: Robert Schumann (selections from Kinderszenen and Bunte Blätter). Perf. by Robin Rice Baker. -- Floor plastique. Chor: Denishawn school exercise. Mus: Francis Thomé (Sous la feuillée). Perf. by the ensemble. -- Valse à la Loïe. Chor: Ruth St. Denis. Mus: Frédéric Chopin (Waltz, no. 14, op. posth.). Perf. by Nancy Langsner and Lisa Schmidt. -- De Lachau waltz. Chor: St. Denis. Mus: Ada de Lachau. Perf. by Sheryl Pollard, Brenda Chambers, Holly Greif, Denise Roberts, Kathryn Warakomsky. -- Soaring. Chor: St. Denis and Doris Humphrey. Mus: Schumann (Aufschwung: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12). Perf. by Donna Tambussi, Angelique d'Addario, Langsner, Cathleen McCarthy, and Schmidt. Brief gap in recording. For other recordings of this performance, see: *MGZIDF 3526 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 15) and *MGZIDF 3554 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 51).
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (24 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170810
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 652636d0-3147-0132-efbc-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: A Denishawn suite" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: A Denishawn suite" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2024.

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The early years: A Denishawn suite