Trailblazers of modern danceAdditional title: Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Japanese spear dance (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)Additional title: Polonaise (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: Lamentation (Choreographic work : Graham)
NamesDuncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)Duncan, Anna, 1894-1980 (Dancer)Duncan, Irma (Dancer)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Dancer)Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Dancer)Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928 (Dancer)Graham, Martha (Choreographer)Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966 (Dancer)Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Dancer)Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)Seymour, Lynn, 1939- (Dancer)De Raita, Clif (Dancer)Colahan, Nancy (Dancer)Gamson, Annabelle (Choreographer)Brockway, Merrill (Producer)Kinberg, Judy (Producer)Ardolino, Emile (Director)Kendall, Elizabeth, 1947- (Author)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)
Emile Ardolino Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977Place: New York, N.Y.Publisher: WNET
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8597Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2581 (former)
TopicsDuncan, Isadora, 1877-1927Dance -- History -- 20th centuryModern danceDancers -- United States -- 20th century
GenresFilmed danceMotion picturesDocumentary filmsFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: WNET ; directed by Emile Ardolino ; produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kinberg.Non-broadcast version. Produced for WNET/New York's Great Performances: Dance in America series.For the broadcast version of this program, with a slightly different ending (a montage of b&w photographs of Isadora Duncan), see: *MGZIC 9-40.Creation/production credits: Written by Elizabeth Kendall.Performers: Voice of Isadora Duncan: Rosemary Harris.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (59 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionCentral to the theme is Isadora Duncan's quest of a new dance vocabulary to better express the emotions of humanity. The program includes various historic film excerpts of dance luminaries performing their works. Among these are: Princess Rajah, Loïe Fuller, Annabella, Isadora Duncan at a London garden party, Anna Duncan, Irma Duncan dancers, Anna Pavlova, Irene and Vernon Castle, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Helen Tamiris. Frederick Ashton speaks about his impressions of Isadora Duncan. Lynn Seymour performs Ashton's Five Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan. Clif de Raita performs Ted Shawn's Japanese spear dance. Doris Humphrey's Soaring is performed by Nancy Colahan with Elaine Anderson, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Anne Marie Hackett, and Laurie Kaplan. Annabelle Gamson performs Isadora Duncan's Etude and Mother. Ted Shawn's Polonaise is performed by Tim Wengerd, Clif de Raita, Donlin Foreman, Daniel Ezralow, David Anderson, and Michael Deane. Also included is an early film of Martha Graham performing her work Lamentation.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY916066360-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171122Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a9867470-90be-0135-df7d-7d2d3ab54cb6
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