The early years: Student performance (excerpts) [and] A Denishawn suite (excerpts)Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Waltz  (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
NamesKeersmaeker, Anne Teresa de (Choreographer)Baker, Robin Rice (Dancer)Langsner, Nancy (Dancer)Schmidt, Lisa (Dancer)Roberts, Denise (Dancer)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Choreographer)Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Pennebaker, D. A. (Videographer)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Thomé, Francis, 1850-1909 (Composer)Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 (Composer)De Lachau, Ada (Composer)Woodall, Sandra (Costume designer)Reich, Steve, 1936- (Composer)Purchase Dance Corps (Performer)Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Early Years Collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-04-10
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3526Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 15 (former)
TopicsDenishawn dances, Revivals of
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: For a printed program of the festival, see *MGZB The early years (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) [Programs].Content: Video documentation of the festival The early years: American modern dance from 1900 through the 1930s, hosted by SUNY College at Purchase, New York, on April 9-12, 1981, under the sponsorship of State University of New York, University-Wide Programs in the Arts. Festival director: Patricia Kerr Ross. Video producer: Daniel Labeille.Content: Videotaped at two different performances on April 10, 1981 by D. A. Pennebaker. For another recording of the student performance, see: *MGZIDF 3551 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 48). For other recordings of the Denishawn performance, see *MGZIDF 3550, 3551 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassettes 47, and 51) and *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 50. CONTENTS: Selections from a student performance (approx. 23 min.): Wool socks. Chor.: Mary Ritter. Music: Ricky Lee Jones. Perf. by dancers from the State University of New York at Buffalo: Monique Dash, Anne Marie Moylan, and Susan Kirsons (?). -- Prelude: Excerpt. Chor.: Barbara England. Music: Miles Davis. Perf. by dancers from Rockland Community College. -- Untitled. Chor./perf.: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, from New York University School of the Arts. Music: Steve Reich (Violin phase). No audio at beginning of work. -- A Denishawn suite of music visualizations: Excerpts (approx. 24 min.). Staged by Robin Rice Baker. Lighting: John Conway. Performed by members of the Dance Corps at Purchase, accompanied by pianist Oleg Zvorykin. -- Child's play (Hommage à Denishawn II). Chor./film: Carolyn Brown. Music: Robert Schumann (selections from Kinderszenen and Bunte Blätter). Cos.: Sandra Woodall. Perf. by Robin Rice Baker. -- Floor plastique. Chor: Denishawn school exercise. Music: Francis Thomé (Sous la feuillée. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Valse à la Loïe. Chor.: Ruth St. Denis. Music: Frédéric Chopin (Waltz, no. 14, op. posth.). Perf. by Nancy Langsner and Lisa Schmidt. -- De Lachau waltz. Chor:. St. Denis. Music: Ada de Lachau. Perf. by Sheryl Pollard, Brenda Chambers, Holly Greif, Denise Roberts, Kathryn Warakomsky. -- Soaring. Chor.: St. Denis and Doris Humphrey. Music: Schumann (Aufschwung: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12). Perf. by Donna Tambussi, Angelique d'Addario, Nancy Langsner, Cathleen McCarthy, and Lisa Schmidt.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (47 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170808Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3f274b0-3144-0132-53fb-3c075448cc4b
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