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Charles Weidman - a celebration
Additional title: Visualization, or From a farm in New Jersey (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Spanish dance (Choreographic work : Nagrin)
Additional title: Strange hero (Choreographic work : Nagrin)
Additional title: Shakers (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Atavisms (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Fables for our time (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Revelations (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Glyph (Choreographic work : Litz)
Additional title: Brahms waltzes, opus 39 (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Terry, Walter (Commentator)
Seldes, Marian (Speaker)
Hill, Martha (Speaker)
Towner, Janet (Dancer)
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992 (Speaker)
Nagrin, Daniel (Choreographer)
Reed, Linda Mann (Producer)
Auwae, Jim (Dancer)
Ornellas, Rick (Dancer)
Malusardi, Daniela (Dancer)
Young, Josiah (Dancer)
Litz, Katherine, d. 1978 (Choreographer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Saddler, Donald (Director)
Hamilton, Peter (Canadian architect, contemporary) (Choreographer)
Weidman, Charles (Choreographer)
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921 (Composer)
Pitot, Genevieve, 1901-1980 (Composer)
Kenton, Stan (Composer)
Rugolo, Pete, 1915-2011 (Composer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Seckler, Beatrice (Director)
Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982 (Composer)
Miller, Freda D (Composer)
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003 (Composer)
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897 (Composer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Charles Weidman Dance Theatre (Production company)
José Limón Dance Company (Production company)
Nagrin, Daniel (Dancer)
Reed, Linda Mann (Speaker)
Litz, Katherine, d. 1978 (Dancer)

Charles Weidman Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-10-06
Place: New York, New York
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - Reel 1. Introduction by Walter Terry. Warm up, a choreographed technique class by Peter Hamilton, performed by members of Charles Weidman Theatre Dance Company. Marian Seldes recites piece by Charles Weidman titled "My vocation", written when he was in the ninth grade in Lincoln, Nebraska. Speech by Martha Hill about Weidman and the early Bennington years. Excerpt from Visualization, or From a farm in New Jersey (chor: Weidman; mus: Saint-Saëns) performed by Janet Towner. Brief remarks by Alfred Drake about Weidman and his kinetic pantomime. Two works choreographed and performed by Daniel Nagrin: Spanish dance (mus: Geneviève Pitot) and Strange hero (mus: Stan Kenton and Pete Rugolo). Shakers (chor: Doris Humphrey) performed by members of José Limón Dance Company. - Reel 2. Letter from Martha Graham about Weidman, read by Walter Terry. Brief remarks by Linda Mann Reed. Lynchtown (from Atavisms; chor: Weidman, directed by Beatrice Seckler; mus: Lehman Engel) performed by members of Charles Weidman Theatre Dance Company. The moth and the star (from Fables for our time; chor: Weidman; mus: Freda Miller) performed by Jim Auwae and Rick Ornellas of the Mary Anthony Dance Theatre. Fix me, Jesus (from Revelations; chor: Alvin Ailey) performed by Daniela Malusardi and Josiah Young of the Alvin Ailey Repertory Workshop. The glyph (mus: Lou Harrison) choreographed and performed by Katherine Litz. Brahms waltzes, opus 39 (chor: Weidman) performed by members of Charles Weidman Theatre Dance Company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3056
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 5-549 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped by Johannes Holub during a performance at the Majestic Theatre, New York, on October 6, 1975.
Creation/production credits: Program produced by Linda Mann Reed and directed by Donald Saddler. Introduction and commentaries by Walter Terry.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (NTSC) (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY877001417-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12163971
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e3674090-b448-0136-9dd1-005f4be7b8fe
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1975: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Charles Weidman - a celebration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/99d45698-b000-4881-ac93-756966184a94

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Charles Weidman - a celebration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 15, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/99d45698-b000-4881-ac93-756966184a94

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Charles Weidman - a celebration Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/99d45698-b000-4881-ac93-756966184a94

Wikipedia Citation

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Charles Weidman - a celebration