The early years: Gala performance [excerpts]Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Garland plastique (Choreographic work : St. Denis)Additional title: Japanese spear dance (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)Additional title: Etude (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)Additional title: Blue Danube (Choreographic work : Duncan, Isadora)Additional title: Negro spirituals (Choreographic work : Tamiris)Additional title: Two ecstatic themes (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
NamesBaker, Robin Rice (Dancer)Gamson, Annabelle (Dancer)Becker, Bruce (Dancer)Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)Belle, Anne (Dancer)Laakso, Wendy (Dancer)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)Pinska, Klarna (Choreographer)Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966 (Choreographer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Producer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Commentator)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Hegedus, Chris (Videographer)Joyce Trisler Danscompany (Performer)Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers (Performer)Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Early Years Collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-04-11
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3529Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 18 (former)
TopicsDenishawn dances, Revivals ofChoreography -- Reconstructions
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: 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: Introduction by Patricia Kerr Ross.
Soaring / choreography, Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey ; music, Robert Schumann ; danced by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers: Robin Rice Baker, Anne Marie Bell, Wendy Laakso, Lorna Laasko [only four names given in oral announcement].
Garland plastique / choreography, Ruth St. Denis ; music, Franz Schubert ; danced by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers.
Three coolie boys / choreography, Ted Shawn ; danced by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers.
Dance in space / choreography, Klarna Pinska after Doris Humphrey ; music, Cécile Chaminade ; danced by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany.
Spear dance japonesque / choreography, Ted Shawn ; music, Louis Horst ; danced by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany.
Soaring / danced by members of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany ; opening cut off.
Mother [and] Etude / choreography, Isadora Duncan ; music, Aleksandr Scriabin ; danced by Annabelle Gamson.
The blue Danube / choreography, Isadora Duncan ; music, Johann Strauss, Jr. ; danced by Annabelle Gamson.
Negro spirituals / choreography, Helen Tamiris ; danced by Bruce Becker.
Two ecstatic themes / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; music, Nikolai Medtner and [Gian Francesco?] Malipiero ; danced by Carla Maxwell ; opening cut off.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12468353Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 813147b0-3148-0132-de2d-3c075448cc4b
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