Thirteen Live: Martha Graham panel
NamesGraham, 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 / OriginDate Created: 1991-04-04
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2657
TopicsRoss, Bertram, 1920-Graham, MarthaMartha Graham Dance CompanyKisselgoff, AnnaLang, Pearl, 1921-2009Capucilli, Terese
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesPanel discussionsInterviews
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionPanel 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20213484Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ca194090-e875-0131-5423-3c075448cc4b
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