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Dance of the century: from modernism to post-modernism: American dance
Additional title: Tanagra (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Shaman's journey (Choreographic work : Trujillo)
Additional title: Hoop dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Chronicle (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Steps in the street (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: With my red fires (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Eternal circle (Choreographic work : Kreutzberg)
Additional title: Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: Errand into the maze (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Revelations (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Junction (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor, P)
Additional title: Acts of light (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Trio A (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Additional title: Pelican (Choreographic work : Rauschenberg)
Additional title: Carnation (Choreographic work : Childs)
Additional title: Einstein on the beach (Choreographic work : Wilson)
Additional title: Dance (Choreographic work : Childs)
Additional title: Water motor (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Line up (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Set and reset (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Newark (Choreographic work : Brown)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Dancer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Dancer)
Graham, Martha (Choreographer)
Graham, Martha (Dancer)
Trujillo, Raoul (Choreographer)
Trujillo, Raoul (Dancer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Dancer)
Limón, José (Dancer)
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968 (Choreographer)
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968 (Dancer)
Nikolais, Alwin (Choreographer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018 (Choreographer)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Choreographer)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Dancer)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Choreographer)
Paxton, Steve (Dancer)
Childs, Lucinda (Dancer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 (Dancer)
Schoonejans, Sonja (Author)
Decouflé, Pierre-François (Director)
Bennington School of the Dance (Event place)
Childs, Lucinda (Choreographer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 (Choreographer)
Schoonejans, Sonja (Director)

The Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1992
Table of Contents
Dance contents: Among the many dance excerpts included in this program are: Nautch dance (?) (chor/perf: St. Denis) -- Dance of Adonis (chor/perf: Shawn) -- Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers -- Classes at the Denishawn School -- Tanagra (chor/perf: Graham) -- The shaman's journey (chor/perf: Raoul Trujillo) -- Hoop dance (chor/perf: Humphrey) -- Air for the G string (chor: Humphrey) -- Suite from Chronicle (chor: Graham) -- Demonstration of Graham technique -- Frontier (chor/perf: Graham) -- Steps in the street (chor: Graham) -- Lamentation (chor/perf: Graham) -- Demonstration of Humphrey technique -- With my red fires (chor: Humphrey) -- Classes at Bennington College School of the Dance -- Der ewige Kreis (chor/perf: Harald Kreutzberg) -- Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (chor: Humphrey), performed by Limón -- The moor's pavane (chor: Limón) -- Errand into the maze (chor: Graham) -- Night journey (chor: Graham) -- Illusive visions (chor: Nikolais) -- Revelations (chor: Ailey) -- Junction (chor: Taylor) -- Aureole (chor: Taylor) -- Acts of light (chor: Graham) -- Trio A (chor/perf: Yvonne Rainer) -- Pelican (chor: Robert Rauschenberg) -- Steve Paxton -- Carnation (chor/perf: Childs) -- Einstein on the beach (opera by Robert Wilson; chor: Andy de Groat) -- Dance (chor: Childs) -- Water motor (chor/perf: Brown) -- Primary accumulation (chor: Brown) -- Line up (chor: Brown) -- Set and reset (chor: Brown) -- Newark (chor: Brown).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9123
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992
Hawkins, Erick
Cunningham, Merce
Cage, John
Judson Dance Theater
Modern dance -- United States
Modern dance -- Technique -- Graham
Modern dance -- Technique -- Humphrey
Social problems in dance
Postmodern dance
Abstract expressionism
Minimal art
Minimal music
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: English version of the series Danse du siècle.
Creation/production credits: Co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Télévision, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3. English version produced by Landseer Films. Sponsored by Banco di Napoli. Distributed by Amaya Distribution. Series produced, written and directed by Sonia Schoonejans. Producer: Nicole Philibert. Executive director: Pierre-François Decouflé.
Content: Credits taken from container for program 5.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (53 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
Fourth of a five-part series. History of American modern dance, beginning with the work of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn at the Denishawn School. The program explores the technical and choreographic innovations of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey, both Denishawn products, and their successors Erick Hawkins and José Limón. The influence of German modern dance, brought to the U.S. by Hanya Holm, and of contemporary developments in American art, cinema, and popular dance are also discussed; for example, the affinity of Abstract Expression and Alwin Nikolais's works is examined. Also discussed are Merce Cunningham's collaboration with composer John Cage; the choreography of Alvin Ailey and Paul Taylor; the iconoclastic performances of Judson Dance Theater; and minimalism in dance, as represented by the choreography of Steve Paxton, Lucinda Childs, and Trisha Brown.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175489
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0f50b10-9858-0138-14b0-216d799d2e5b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1968: Creator Died
  • 1992: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

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Dance of the century