The early years: Aspects of Humphrey-Weidman
NamesSiegel, Marcia B. (Moderator)King, Eleanor, 1906-1991 (Speaker)Stodelle, Ernestine (Speaker)Ide, Letitia (Speaker)Bostock, Kenneth (Speaker)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Koner, Pauline (Speaker)Bales, William, 1910-1990 (Speaker)Gifford, Joseph (Speaker)Zalk, Kayla Kazahn (Speaker)Gentry, Eve (Speaker)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Emshwiller, Ed (Videographer)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 3545Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassettes 41 and 42 (former)
TopicsHumphrey, Doris, 1895-1958Weidman, CharlesLimón, JoséLawrence, PaulineHumphrey-Weidman CompanyWater study (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Choreography -- ReconstructionsModern dance -- Technique -- Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
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 on April 10, 1981 by Ed Emshwiller. Presentation on Aspects of Humphrey-Weidman by Marcia Siegel, with Eleanor King, Ernestine Stodelle, Letitia Ide, and Kenneth Bostock. For another recording of this session, see: *MGZIDF 3522 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 10). CONTENTS: Cassette 41 (approx. 59 min.): Introduction by Patricia Kerr Ross. -- Lecture by Marcia Siegel, who begins by examining some reasons why the work of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman seems elusive today. Her lecture includes brief biographies of the two, followed by the screening of a film of Humphrey's Water study, made in 1978 [not included on tape]. -- Panel discussion moderated by Siegel, with King, Stodelle, Ide, and Bostock. This discussion continues on cassette 42 (approx. 17 min.). Topics covered include: commentaries on the Water study film; methods and problems in teaching Humphrey or Weidman technique; early experiences with Humphrey, Weidman, and their company; and the challenges posed by reconstructions. Among the audience members who contribute to the discussion are Pauline Koner, Bill Bales, Joseph Gifford, Kayla Zalk, and Eve Gentry. Brief gaps in recording at about 39 min. into cassette 41 and between cassettes 41 and 42; for the missing material, see: *MGZIDF 3522 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 10).
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (76 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170858Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d543a400-3146-0132-efd4-3c075448cc4b
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