Dance on: David Appel

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Additional title: Dance on (Television program)
Appel, David V. (Interviewee)
Mahoney, Billie (Interviewer)
Turner, Sheree (Director)

Dance On Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1597
Cunningham, Merce
Paxton, Steve
Forti, Simone
Judson Dance Theater
Grand Union (Performance group)
Accompaniment, Non-musical
Contact improvisation
National College Dance Festival
University of North Texas
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: producer, Billie Mahoney ; executive producer for the University of North Texas, J. Scott Cook ; director, Sheree Turner.
Venue: Program from the public access cable television series Dance on: With Billie Mahoney. Taped at the University of North Texas Department of Radio/Television/Film, Denton, Texas, on May 20, 1990, during the National College Dance Festival.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in
After a brief discussion of his work-in-progress, presented during the National College Dance Festival, dancer-choreographer David Appel describes different ways of using vocalizations in dance. He traces the dance developments of the late 1960s and early 1970s that preceded his own work, among them the innovations of Merce Cunningham, the Judson Church group, and Grand Union. Appel also teaches contact improvisation, developed by Steve Paxton, who, like Simone Forti, explored alternate means of training.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170018
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2c29a50-352b-0131-5703-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 20, 2022.

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