Doris Chase: Portrait of an artist
NamesChase, Doris, 1923-2008 (Interviewee)Rudner, Sara (Dancer)Anderson, Cynthia (Dancer)Smith-Lee, Jacqueline (Dancer)Staton, M. (Mary) (Dancer)Lorber, Richard (Commentator)Volkes, Ann Eugenia (Commentator)Takei, Kei (Dancer)Hollander, Jonathan (Dancer)Delanghe, Gay (Dancer)Amaral, Maralyn (Performer)Bruce, Claudia (Performer)Davis, Thulani (Performer)Maleczech, Ruth (Performer)Lum, Mary (Performer)Page, Geraldine (Performer)Patton, Pat (Performer)Segal, Sondra (Performer)Simms, Laura (Performer)Bolcom, William (Composer)Kleinsinger, George, 1914-1982 (Composer)La Barbara, Joan, 1947- (Composer)Morton, Jelly Roll, -1941 (Composer)Spiegel, Laurie, 1945- (Composer)Thompson, Timothy (Composer)Breuer, Lee (Author)Coss, Clare (Author)Greer, Bonnie (Author)Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949- (Author)Sklar, Roberta (Author)Caulfield, Michael (Composer)Gordon, Craig (Composer)Gorn, Steven (Composer)Haines, Julia (Composer)Morris, Lawrence Butch (Composer)Telson, Bob (Composer)Schanzenbach, Robin (Producer)Mary Staton Dance Ensemble (Dancer)Chase, Doris, 1923-2008 (Videographer)Chase, Doris, 1923-2008 (Cinematographer)Chase, Doris, 1923-2008 (Commentator)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1984
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3252Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3942 (former)
TopicsChase, Doris, 1923-2008Feminism
GenresMotion picturesDocumentary filmsFilmed danceInterviews
NotesCreation/production credits: Producer/director: Robin Schanzenbach. Camera/Doris Chase interviews: Julie Gustafson.Creation/production credits: Music for dance films and videos: William Bolcom, George Kleinsinger, Joan La Barbara, Jelly Roll Morton, Laurie Spiegel, and Timothy Thompson. Music for the Concept series films and videos: Michael Caulfield, Craig Gordon, Steve Gorn, Julia Haines, Butch Morris, and Bob Telson. Writers for the Concept series: Lee Breuer, Clare Coss, Doris Chase, Thulani Davis, Bonnie Greer, Jessica Hagedorn, Sondra Segal, and Roberta Sklar.Performers: Dance films and videos performed by Sara Rudner, Cynthia Anderson, Jacqueline Smith-Lee, Mary Staton Dance Ensemble, Kei Takei, Jonathan Hollander, and Gay Delanghe. Performers in the Concept series films and videos: Maralyn Amaral, Claudia Bruce, Thulani Davis, Ruth Maleczech, Mary Lum, Geraldine Page, Pat Patton, Sondra Segal, and Laura Simms.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDocumentary on the work of film and video maker Doris Chase, told mainly in her own words, with additional commentaries by Richard Lorber, Ann Eugenia Volkes, and Ann Sargent Wooster. Chase looks back upon her career as a painter and sculptor and notes how these arts influenced her films and videos. She recalls her first multi-media work, a collaboration with the Mary Staton Dance Ensemble, and discusses her most recent projects, collectively called the Concept series, which add an element of theater, and often address feminist themes. Excerpts screened, accompanied by her comments, include: Sara Rudner (1970), Window (1980), Rocking orange (1973), Circles II (1970), Cynthia Anderson (1975), Jacqueline Smith-Lee (1975), Kei Takei (1976), Jonathan Hollander (1977), and Gay Delanghe (1979). Excerpts from the Concept series include: Travels in the combat zone (1982), Electra tries to speak (1982), Thulani (1984), Lies (1980), Mask (1983), and 3 story suite (1983).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936051503-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175228Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 617aa800-b45c-0136-e216-0011c5ac7266
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