Janis Brenner: interview & classes at FIU

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Janis Brenner: interview & classes at FIU
Brenner, Janis (Teacher)
Brenner, Janis (Interviewee)
Florida International University (Associated name)

Janis Brenner Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003-11
Table of Contents
Interview with Janis Brenner [begins abruptly] (21 min.) -- Classes (Modern & Improvisation with mirroring exercise) [ends abruptly] (59 min.) / teacher, Janis Brenner ; class participants, Florida International University dance students.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6966
Memory of All That (Choreographic work : Brenner)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped during interview and dance classes at Florida International University, Miami, Fla. 2003 November.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (80 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Janis Brenner discusses her Memory Project, how the work started at UCLA in 1994; how it incorporates improvisation and voice work; using performers ranging in age from 9-70; the piece being commissioned for a performance at the Whitney Museum, New York, N.Y. in 1999; the audition process and how it is different than a typical dance audition; how Ms. Brenner works differently for this project by incorporating community members along with dancers; dividing the work between dancers and non-dancers; how every section has an element of improvisation and how the choreography could be modified to use only community members with no trained dancers; her response to the article about works like the Memory Project making it impossible for criticism; the difference between performing a site-specific performance at the Whitney Museum for a non-dance audience compared to a proscenium stage performance for a dance audience and how the results are determined by context and place; and seeing herself still performing the Memory Project ten years from now.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19997081
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8fe2100-6f1c-0131-4797-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Janis Brenner" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bd86a610-6f1c-0131-8c89-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Janis Brenner" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bd86a610-6f1c-0131-8c89-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2003). Janis Brenner Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bd86a610-6f1c-0131-8c89-3c075448cc4b

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Janis Brenner