Dance Vista with Diane DragoneAdditional title: Interview with Janis Brenner
NamesBrenner, Janis (Interviewee)Brenner, Janis (Choreographer)Brenner, Janis (Artistic director)Brenner, Janis (Performer)Taketa, Edward Akio (Performer)Sevilla, John-Mario (Performer)Dragone, Diane (Interviewer)Horan, Tom (Television producer)Horan, Tom (Television director)Half Moon Video (Associated name)Kennedy Dancers (Associated name)Janis Brenner & Dancers (Associated name)
Janis Brenner Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994-07
Table of ContentsAnticipation / choreography by Janis Brenner ; performed by Janis Brenner and Edward Akio Taketa -- Guilt / choreography and performance by Janis Brenner -- Shekhinah/Voices / choreography by Janis Brenner ; performed by Janis Brenner and John-Mario Sevilla -- Uku Maki / choreographed by Janis Brenner ; performed by Edward Akio Taketa -- Ton of Led / choreography and performance by Janis Brenner & Dancers ; music, Led Zeppelin.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6959
GenresFilmed interviewsFilmed performancesTelevision programsInterviews
NotesStatement of responsibility: produced and directed by Tom Horan ; a Half Moon Video Production & A Kennedy Dancers Production.Performers: Interviewee, Janis Brenner ; interviewer, Diane Dragone.Venue: Videotaped during interview at New Jersey Television, Jersey City, N.Y. as part of the Dance Vista program 1994 July.Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (33 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionJanis Brenner (choreographer/dancer) discusses her career in dance; her first creative dance classes at age 5; ballet with Andre Eglevsky at age 8; modern dance with Carl Morris (Humphrey/Weidman technique) at age 13; becoming a dance major at Adelphi University for two years; leaving college to study dance in New York City; her first concert being at Dance Theater Workshop in 1975; joining the Murray Louis Company for 7 1/2 years; performing with guest artists including Rudolf Nureyev and Placido Domingo; leaving the Murray Louis Company around the age of 30; some works she created including Guilt, Shekhinah/Voices, UzaMaki, and Ton of Led; the lack of money for modern dance in the U.S. and how there is more respect and money for companies in Asia and Europe; where she sees her company in five years and the current financial problems with her company.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19985638Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c66e3ae0-352a-0131-3752-3c075448cc4b
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