Finding Movement: An InformanceAdditional title: Janis BrennerAdditional title: Songs from the hill (Choreographic work : Monk)Additional title: Improvisation for Dance Theatre Group (Choreographic work : Brenner)Additional title: Solo for Janis (Choreographic work : Siegal)
NamesBrenner, Janis (Choreographer)Brenner, Janis (Performer)Monk, Meredith (Composer)Brenner, Janis (Singer)Batan, Karesia (Performer)Davis, Jose A. (Performer)Diserio, Laura (Performer)Enterline, Claire (Performer)Greiner, Ashley (Performer)Held, Amber (Performer)Liebowitz, Lenny (Performer)Miranda, Graciany (Performer)Orcha, Gabrielle (Performer)Palermo, Amanda (Performer)Siegal, Richard (Choreographer)Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687 (Composer)Boston University (Presenter)Dance Theatre Group (Performer)
Janis Brenner Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2004-10-30
Table of ContentsVocal Suite from Songs From The Hill (10 min.) / music, Meredith Monk ; songs, Porch Song, Jade, Wa-Lie-o-oh and Breath Song ; performer, Janis Brenner.Dialogue and Conversation (13 min.) / by Janis Brenner.Improvisation for Dance Theatre Group (29 min.) / structured improvisation by Janis Brenner ; performers, Karesia Batan, Jose A. Davis, Laura Diserio, Claire Enterline, Ashley Greiner, Amber Held, Lenny Liebowitz, Graciany Miranda, Gabrielle Orcha, Amanda Palermo.Solo for Janis (1996) (11 min.) / choreography, Richard Siegal ; music, J.B. Lully ; performer, Janis Brenner.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6968
TopicsBrenner, JanisImprovisation in dance
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesFilmed interviewsInterviews
NotesStatement of responsibility: performed by Janis Brenner with members of Dance Theatre Group ; presented by Boston University's Dance Theatre Group.Creation/production credits: Concert producer, Micki Taylor-Pinney ; stage manager, Kelly Doran ; tech support, Sabrina Carrie.Performers: Performed by Janis Brenner with members of Dance Theatre Group: Karesia Batan, Jose A. Davis, Laura Diserio, Claire Enterline, Ashley Greiner, Amber Held, Lenny Liebowitz, Graciany Miranda, Gabrielle Orcha, Amanda Palermo.Venue: Videotaped in performance at Sargent Dance Studio, Boston University, Boston, Mass. 2004 October 30.Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in..Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (93 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionJanis Brenner discusses the choreographic works and the sections included in the improvisation: 1. Adding sound and transformation of the body, 2. Amber conducts, 3. Free-associating with adding words, 4. I remember, 5. Transformation in a line, 6. Grandparent section, and 7. Card memory section. The final Question & Answer includes talks about students using voice in their own works after this workshop, Janis Brenner's dance and music background, performing with Murray Louis, learning to not be afraid of judgement, creating the last piece entitled Solo for Janis by Richard Siegal, the performers talk about some of their improvisation decisions.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20032600Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8c2e3fb0-b2b7-0131-fe81-3c075448cc4b
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