Dance on: Bonnie Bird

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Bird, Bonnie (Interviewee)
Mahoney, Billie (Interviewer)
Rogers, Helen Priest (Videographer)
Dance Films Association (Associated name)

Dance On Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990-07
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 10201
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3911 (former)
Johansson, Ronny
Graham, Martha
Laban Centre for Movement and Dance
Cornish Institute of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.)
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Statement of responsibility: produced by Billie Mahoney in association with Dance Films Association, inc.
Venue: Program from the public access cable television program Dance on: with Billie Mahoney. Taped at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Hong Kong, in July 1990 ; camera, Helen Priest Rogers.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Bonnie Bird, who has been associated with the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London since 1973, discusses the path that led her there, beginning with her interest in movement education for children, and her work with Irmgard Bartenieff at the Dance Notation Bureau in New York. Looking back to her early dance training at the Cornish School in Seattle, she recalls some of her teachers there, among them Ronny Johansson and Martha Graham, and describes the continuation of her studies with Graham and Louis Horst at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She discusses how she began to develop a new philosophy of education upon returning to the Cornish School as head of its dance department.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936048657-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175154
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b55028e0-8cf3-0135-3fc0-0f595d8f189c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: Bonnie Bird" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: Bonnie Bird" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990). Dance on: Bonnie Bird Retrieved from

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Dance on: Bonnie Bird