Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers: Martha Hill, Second EveningAdditional title: Recollections and Rare Films
NamesHill, Martha, 1900-1995 (Speaker)Hess, Susan (Host)Powell, Alan (American artist, contemporary) (Videographer)Hess, Susan (Project director)
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1983-04-08
Table of ContentsReel 1. Evening with Martha Hill (59 min.) -- Reel 2. Closing comments (2 min.) / by Susan Hess.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1463
TopicsHill, Martha, 1900-1995Lectures and lecturing -- Pennsylvania -- PhiladelphiaGraham, MarthaRinehart, Charles LJester, Ralph, 1901-Venza, JackBennington School of the DanceNew York University. School of the ArtsJuilliard School. Dance DivisionModern dance -- United StatesDance -- History -- 20th centuryDance teachers -- United StatesDance -- Study and teaching -- United States
NotesContent: Title from original video cassette label.Content: Films are not shown on this video.Venue: Videotaped during talk at Hess studio in Philadelphia, Pa. 1983 April 8.Acquisition: Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionMartha Hill discusses modern dance in the United States with an introduction and conclusion by Susan Hess; Hill thanks the film creators, Ralph Jester, Charles Rinehart, and Jack Venza; talks about how this dance period will be characterized in the future; her childhood and dance background; discusses films after audience viewings including outfits worn by Bennington dancers, and how Hill became director of the Bennington School of Dance; dancing with Martha Graham and teaching to make extra money; teaching at Bennington College and New York University both from 1932-1951; pioneering dance at Juilliard; how early modern dance pieces were choreographed by Martha Graham and Mary Wigman for women only with Graham introduced men in her work, American Document; Graham's evolution into stark movements; the Carnegie Hall studio performances, and the Graham company moving to different locations; Bennington College combining Dance, Theater and Music into one Art Department after Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Discussion concludes with brief comments on Reel 2 by Susan Hess.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20256343Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe4dfd80-3135-0132-82dc-3c075448cc4b
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