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Title
Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco
Additional title: Partita (Choreographic work : Lathrop)
Additional title: Two part invention, no 4 (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Additional title: Sonata pathétique (Choreographic work : St. Denis and Humphrey)
Names
Xoregos, Shela (Speaker)
Lathrop, Welland (Costume designer)
Pinska, Klarna (Restager)
Gilmore, Jeannie (Dancer)
Lincoln, Kim (Dancer)
Heffelfinger, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Clare, Paula (Dancer)
Gruber, Janice (Dancer)
Berrier, Diane (Dancer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 (Composer)
Xoregos Dance Company (San Francisco, Calif.) (Performer)
Pinska, Klarna (Commentator)
Collection

Shela Xoregos Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Table of Contents
Demonstration of the women's costume for Partita (ca. 3 min.) / recorded onstage ; choreography and costumes, Welland Lathrop. Dancer Jeannie Gilmore demonstrates the different ways in which costume is draped for the various sections of the work, and performs characteristic steps. Lathrop provides a voice-over description of the costume, and appears briefly on camera.
Discussion of Denishawn dances (ca. 11 min.) / by Klarna Pinska, who demonstrates movements from Ruth St. Denis's Nautch dance, Ted Shawn's Two-part invention [also titled Bach], and the single scarf techniques developed by Pinska after Doris Humphrey. Dancer Kim Lincoln demonstrates some of the single scarf movements.
Sonata pathètique (ca. 11 min.) / recorded in the studio, in rehearsal clothes ; choreography, Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey, restaged by Klarna Pinska ; music, Beethoven ; performed by Betsy Heffelfinger with Jeannie Gilmore, Paula Clare, Janice Gruber, Kim Lincoln, Vickie Zunika (?), and Diane Berrier. In her introduction, Pinska calls this work Sonata tragica.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9736
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4431 (former)
Topics
Xoregos Dance Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Title from information provided by donor.
Performers: Performed by the Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco.
Performers: Introduced by Shela Xoregos, company director.
Venue: Videotaped in San Francisco, California, in May 1975.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (22 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F550
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12327498
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d1d1c50-7b83-0135-bfaf-296c865f6835
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1975: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8140a15a-174f-464e-84b2-b64c259348f7

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8140a15a-174f-464e-84b2-b64c259348f7

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8140a15a-174f-464e-84b2-b64c259348f7

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Xoregos Performing Company of San Francisco