Dance on: Elizabeth Hard-Simms
NamesMahoney, Billie (Producer)Hard-Simms, Elizabeth (Interviewee)Kelly, Ann (Director)Dance Films Association (Associated name)
Dance On Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1993-06-16
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 4985Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3980 (former)
TopicsCushing, LillianAmbrose, Ruth Marion, 1916-Pal, Frank, 1914-Pal, Irina, 1921-1992Dokoudovska, TatianaSimms, MichaelWestport Ballet TheatreWichita Falls Ballet TheatreKansas City Civic BalletStephens College., Dept. of DanceBallet dancing for children -- Study and teaching
NotesStatement of responsibility: produced by Billie Mahoney in association with Dance Films Association, inc. ; director, Ann Kelly.Venue: Program from the public access cable television program Dance on: with Billie Mahoney. Recorded in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 16, 1993. Produced through the facilities of American Cablevision of Kansas City, Missouri.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (29 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionElizabeth Hard-Simms, who now directs the Westport Ballet Theatre and its associated school in Kansas City, Missouri, recalls her dance training with Lillian Cushing in Denver and Ruth Ambrose in Boston, and reminisces about her subsequent career with Frank and Irina Pal's Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre and Tatiana Dokoudovska's Kansas City Civic Ballet. In discussing her school, she compares traditional and newer approaches to teaching, the latter emphasizing more positive attitudes. She discusses the work of her husband Michael Simms, ballet master at Stephens College, and the varied activities of the Westport Ballet Theatre, which include special performances for children and seniors, and free open-air performances at a shopping mall.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936061403-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175363Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): de109a80-804d-0135-df42-0cd4ee28c857
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