Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers: Martha Hill, Second Evening

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Title
Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers: Martha Hill, Second Evening
Additional title: Recollections and Rare Films
Names
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995 (Speaker)
Hess, Susan (Host)
Powell, Alan (Videographer)
Hess, Susan (Project director)
Collection

Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1983-04-08
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Evening with Martha Hill (59 min.) -- Reel 2. Closing comments (2 min.) / by Susan Hess.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1463
Topics
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995
Lectures and lecturing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Graham, Martha
Rinehart, Charles L
Jester, Ralph, 1901-
Venza, Jack
Bennington School of the Dance
New York University. School of the Arts
Juilliard School. Dance Division
Modern dance -- United States
Dance -- History -- 20th century
Dance teachers -- United States
Dance -- Study and teaching -- United States
Genres
Lectures
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Martha 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20256343
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe4dfd80-3135-0132-82dc-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1900: Creator Born
  • 1983: Captured
  • 1995: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ff40ba60-3135-0132-174d-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ff40ba60-3135-0132-174d-3c075448cc4b

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Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers