Xoregos Performing Company of San FranciscoAdditional 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)
NamesXoregos, 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)
Shela Xoregos Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975
Table of ContentsDemonstration 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9736Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4431 (former)
TopicsXoregos Dance Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesTitle 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (22 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F550NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12327498Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d1d1c50-7b83-0135-bfaf-296c865f6835
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