Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Ernestine Stodelle

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Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Ernestine Stodelle
Additional title: Dance with the Bride
Additional title: AWP
Additional title: Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Call (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Breath of fire (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Names
Edsall, Mary E (Moderator)
Edsall, Mary E (Speaker)
Miller, Andrea (Dancer)
Miller, Andrea (Speaker)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Stodelle, Ernestine (Speaker)
Hess, Susan (Speaker)
Hess, Susan (Director)
Painted Bride Art Center (Presenter)
Collection

Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000-11-12
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Introduction (3 min.) / by Mary Edsall [Choquette] (Dance Archivist) -- Ernestine Stodelle (20 min.) -- Air for the G String film (5 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancers include Doris Humphrey and Ernestine Stodelle -- Leverages (Extrovert and Introvert sections) (6 min.) / choreography, Ernestine Stodelle ; danced by Andrea Miller -- Brief talk (5 min.) / by Ernestine Stodelle -- The Call/Breath of Fire film (11 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancers include Doris Humphrey and Ernestine Stodelle -- The Call/Breath of Fire performance (5 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancer, Andrea Miller.
Reel 2. Ernestine Stodelle (conclusion) (1 min.) -- Charles Woodford (Doris Humphrey's son) (3 min.) -- Quasi-waltz (3 min.) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; dancer, Andrea Miller -- Question & Answer Session (17 min.) / moderator, Mary Edsall ; participants, Ernestine Stodelle, Charles Woodford, Andrea Miller -- Masters Exchange in studio [ends abruptly] (22 min.) / participants include, Ernestine Stodelle and Susan Hess.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1468
Topics
Stodelle, Ernestine
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Limón, José
Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Call (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Breath of fire (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Modern dance -- United States
Dance -- History -- 20th century
Dance -- Psychological aspects
Dance -- Study and teaching -- United States
Dance -- Technique
Genres
Interviews
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Title taken from video introduction; additional titles from original cassette label and video introduction.
Content: Reel 1 (58 min.) ; Reel 2 (47 min.).
Creation/production credits: Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance.
Venue: Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. and at dance studio 2000 November 12.
Acquisition: Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (105 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
Reel 1 begins with Ernestine Stodelle talking about Doris Humphrey; talk of the Little Group which included José Limón, Letitia Ida, Eleanor King, Ernestine Stodelle; how the word WHY, is so important and is the purpose of movement with there always being something net to say; Humphrey believing in natural movement as the basis of technique with Fall and Recovery; Stodelle's feelings about Philadelphia and performing there with Humphrey; a story by Stodelle of performing in Humphrey's Bacchanale with José Limón; Humphrey creating themes; what Stodelle has gained from working with Humphrey; the use of flow incorporated into the body and movement; introductions before the films of Doris Humphrey's Air for the G String and The Call/Breath of Fire with a performance by dancer, Andrea Miller. Reel 2 concludes Stodelle's talk; Charles Woodford speaks; Andrea Miller dances an encore of Doris Humphrey's Quasi-waltz; concludes with a Question & Answer session. Reel 2 also includes a talk with Ernestine Stodelle, Susan Hess and others in a dance studio where they discuss Stodelles reaction to Merce Cunninghams abstract movement; Psychological time of dance with Freud and Jung being paramount in the development of Humphrey and Martha Graham; dance criticism relating to choreographers point of view and how dance needs to be articulated to relate on a psychological level; performers and audiences sharing a dance performance; how Anna Sokolow combined dancing with acting; and the need to reach the audience.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 890481943
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20294799
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 927d93e0-6456-0132-1fa8-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Six American Dance Pioneers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93b0ba30-6456-0132-178a-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Six American Dance Pioneers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93b0ba30-6456-0132-178a-3c075448cc4b

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Six American Dance Pioneers