Interview with Martha HillAdditional title: M. Hill with Tom Brown
NamesHill, Martha, 1900-1995 (Interviewee)Brown, Thomas (British colorman, active 1844-1845) (Interviewer)
Janet Mansfield Soares Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1990-07-04Date Captured: 1990-07-05
Table of ContentsFirst interview (56 min.) -- Second interview (24 min.) -- Third interview (12 min.).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6983
TopicsHill, Martha, 1900-1995 -- InterviewsHumphrey, Doris, 1895-1958Wolz, CarlHong Kong Academy for Performing ArtsBennington CollegePassacaglia and fugue in C minor (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Shakers (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Dance teachers -- United StatesModern dance -- United StatesDance -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
NotesContent: Title from opening video credits; additional title from original VHS cassette label.Creation/production credits: Property of Janet Soares, Barnard Dance Department.Venue: Videotaped during interview at Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Hong Kong 1990 July 4 & 5.Acquisition: Gift; Janet Soares; 2010.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (95 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionFirst interview: Martha Hill discusses visiting the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and her relationship with students and staff; her background and growing up in East Palestine, Ohio; attending college in Battle Creek, Mich.; attending a Martha Graham concert in New York and changing her focus from ballet to modern dance; the graduate dance program at NYU, 1926; developing the dance program at Bennington College (first summer, 1934); seeing premiere of Martha Graham's Panarama and Doris Humphrey's With my Red Fires; talking about Humphrey as a colleague and as the head of the Juilliard Dance Theatre in 1950. Second interview: Martha Hill discusses the partisanship myth at Bennington and interacting with Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Graham; the progress of dance in higher education; how socialism and Hitler affected choreographers in the 1930's; being a student of Bessie Schönberg's at University of Oregon; Doris Humphrey's dances performed at the Hong Kong Academy including Passacaglia and Fugue, The Shakers, and Day on Earth. Third interview: Martha Hill talks about Carl Wolz (Dean of Dance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) being her student at Juilliard; and concludes by talking about the Hong Kong Academy and its reputation around the world.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20196824Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7eebd760-e84c-0131-1c74-3c075448cc4b
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