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Title
The early years: Bonnie Bird class
Names
Bird, Bonnie (Teacher)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)
Pennebaker, D. A. (Videographer)
Labeille, Daniel (Producer)
Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)
State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Collection

Early Years Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-04-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDf 3536
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassettes 29 and 30 (former)
Topics
Graham, Martha
Modern dance -- Technique -- Graham, Martha
Genres
Educational films
Notes
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.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 5 videocassettes (U-matic) (86 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 3/4 in.
Description
Videotaped in the dance lab theater on April 11, 1981 by D. A. Pennebaker. Class in early modern dance technique, taught by Bonnie Bird, who reminisces about Martha Graham's technique classes and her own experiences teaching Graham technique on the west coast. This recording includes a b&w film of Bird demonstrating various exercises in the Greek Theater of Mills College in 1938. The class emphasizes the use of contraction and release.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170824
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 79d9b3b0-3145-0132-b237-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1981: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: Bonnie Bird class" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a312e20-3145-0132-6c13-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: Bonnie Bird class" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a312e20-3145-0132-6c13-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). The early years: Bonnie Bird class Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a312e20-3145-0132-6c13-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

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The early years: Bonnie Bird class