Statement on Charles Weidman

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Statement on Charles Weidman
Garnet, Eva Desca (Creator)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1971 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-56 (former)
Garnet, Eva Desca
Weidman, Charles
Humphrey-Weidman Company
With my red fires (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Kinetic pantomime (Choreographic work : Weidman)
With my red fires (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Content: Determination of the possible year of the recording is based on a reference in the Denton Record-Chronicle of June 13, 1965 to Sylvia Richard's compiling material on Charles Weidman's life. Her biography of Weidman (A biography of Charles Weidman: with emphasis upon his professional career and his contributions to the field of dance) was published in 1971.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Eva Desca Garnet between 196- and 1971 Los Angeles (Calif.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Acquisition: Gift, Sylvia Richards
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 18 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and shifts in volume, but the speaker's voice is loud and clear.
Statement on Charles Weidman recorded by Eva Desca Garnet in for use by Silvia (Pelt) Richards in her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Texas, probably in the mid- to late 1960s, and not after 1971. Streaming file (approximately 18 minutes). Eva Desca Garnet, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, speaks about Charles Weidman, primarily with respect to the period between 1936-1940; his roles including the lover in Doris Humphrey's With my red fires; his influence on modern dance choreography and dance instruction; his work Kinetic pantomime; Weidman as a source of inspiration to his students and company members; his occasional displays of favoritism and competiveness as an exception to his usual behavior; an anecdote about Weidman and Ted Shawn and his Male Dancers; his extraordinary recall of movement; her view that he has not received the recognition and acclaim he deserves.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78817929
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117641
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6a97f10-c30b-0133-f9de-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Statement on Charles Weidman" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1971.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Statement on Charles Weidman" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960 - 1971). Statement on Charles Weidman Retrieved from

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Statement on Charles Weidman