Festival of the dance: Glimpses through time of America's own art form
NamesWeidman, Charles (Speaker)Limón, José (Speaker)Reinhart, Charles L (Speaker)Perez, Rudy (Speaker)Silbersher, Marvin (Commentator)Steeg, Ted (Film director)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1972
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-618
TopicsAmerican Dance FestivalConnecticut College American Dance FestivalModern dance -- History -- United StatesFilm soundtracks
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 58 minutes). Soundtrack of the 1973 documentary on the 25th annual American Dance Festival held in 1972 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut entitled: Festival of the dance: Glimpses through time of America's own art form (directed by Ted Steeg). The recording includes excerpts of auditions for a new repertory company (American Dance Festival Repertory Company) sponsored by Connecticut College to perform reconstructions of early modern dance works at the Festival; excerpts of various dances performed at the first and second opening nights; and remarks by Charles Weidman, José Limón, Charles Reinhart, and Rudy Perez. Throughout the recording Marvin Silbersher provides voiced-over commentary including an outline of the history of modern dance in the United States, the audition process, and the choreographers and works featured at the 1972 Festival.Funding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Soundtrack of documentary Festival of the dance: Glimpses through time of America's own art form 1972 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 58 min.); full-track; 3.75 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is good overall. There is variation in volume.
DescriptionSoundtrack of the 1973 documentary on the 25th annual American Dance Festival held in 1972 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, entitled Festival of the dance: Glimpses through time of America's own art form (directed by Ted Steeg) cataloged at the Library under the call number *MGZIDF 6408. The soundtrack, with voiced-over commentary by Marvin Silbersher, includes excerpts of auditions for the Festival, remarks by Charles Weidman, José Limón, Charles Reinhart, and Rudy Perez, a brief sketch of the history of modern dance, and excerpts from various dances.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 44006685NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118423Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 105036d0-f4cb-0136-99f8-035610b848ab
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