Thirteen Live: Martha Graham panel

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Thirteen Live: Martha Graham panel
Graham, Martha (Choreographer)
Graham, Martha (Dancer)
Morris, Bob (Television director)
Schewel, Amy (Television producer)
Joseph, Rand J. (Technical director)
Rosenblatt, Roger (Host)
Rosenblatt, Roger (Interviewer)
Kisselgoff, Anna (Interviewee)
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009 (Interviewee)
Capucilli, Terese (Interviewee)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)

Bertram Ross Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991-04-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2657
Ross, Bertram, 1920-
Graham, Martha
Martha Graham Dance Company
Kisselgoff, Anna
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009
Capucilli, Terese
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussions
Statement of responsibility: producer, Amy Schewel ; directed by Bob Morris ; a production of Thirteen, WNET.
Creation/production credits: Lighting director, William B. Schamann ; technical director, Rand J. Joseph ; video, Nick Besink ; audio, Bill Flood.
Performers: Host/interviewer, Roger Rosenblatt ; panel, Anna Kisselgoff, Pearl Lang, Terese Capucilli.
Venue: Videotaped during interview program at Channel 13 studio, New York, N.Y. 1991 April 4.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Acquisition: Gift; William Prensky; 2009.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Panel discussion after Martha Graham's death on April 1, 1991. Anna Kisselgoff discusses dance before Martha Graham and what Graham did for dance; Pearl Lang talks about what Graham taught her and the differences between ballet and Martha's movements; Terese Capucilli discusses feeling emotions when dancing Graham's choreography and feeling the places in between the contractions and releases; the tension and dissonance of Grahams movement and work ; the critics resistance to Graham's works; the practical value of the soul/emotion in relationship to dance; the element of sexuality in Graham's work; Capucilli's favorite moment of learning and performing her first Graham work, Errand into the Maze; Lang's favorite moment of seeing Graham perform Letter to the World; Kisselgoff talks about the idea of modern and how one becomes modern today; Joseph Campbell being Graham's mentor; and how it is hard for new choreographers to work in the shadow of a giant like Martha Graham.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20213484
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ca194090-e875-0131-5423-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Thirteen Live" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Thirteen Live" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Thirteen Live Retrieved from

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Thirteen Live