The early years: Gala performance (excerpts)Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Garland plastique (Choreographic work : St. Denis)Additional title: Two ecstatic themes (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
NamesBaker, Robin Rice (Dancer)Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)Pinska, Klarna (Choreographer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Pennebaker, D. A. (Videographer)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers (Performer)Joyce Trisler Danscompany (Performer)Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Early Years Collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-04-11
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3527Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 16 (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 in performance on April 11, 1981 by D. A. Pennebaker. Soaring. Chor.: Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey. Music: Robert Schumann. Perf. by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers: Robin Rice Baker, Anne Marie Bell, Wendy Laakso, Lorna Laakso [only four names given in oral announcement]. Opening cut off. -- Garland plastique. Chor.: St. Denis. Music: Franz Schubert. Perf. by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers. -- Three coolie boys. Chor.: Ted Shawn. Perf. by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers. -- Dance in space. Chor.: Klarna Pinska after Humphrey. Music: Cécile Chaminade. Perf. by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. Ending cut off. -- Two ecstatic themes. Chor.: Humphrey. Mus: Nikolai Medtner and [Gian Francesco?] Malipiero. Perf. by Carla Maxwell. Opening cut off. For other versions of this performance, see: *MGZIDF 3528, 3529 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 17 and cassette 18).
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (20 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170813Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e13be1b0-3145-0132-7556-3c075448cc4b
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