The early years: Access to early works for study or reconstruction
NamesMueller, John E. (Moderator)Brooks, Virginia Loring (Speaker)Topaz, Muriel (Speaker)North, Marion (Speaker)Thom, Rose Anne (Speaker)Siegel, Marcia B. (Speaker)Jowitt, Deborah (Speaker)Emshwiller, Ed (Videographer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Early Years Collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-04-12
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDf 3533Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassettes 24 and 25 (former)
TopicsGraham, MarthaAppalachian spring (Choreographic work : Graham)Choreography -- ReconstructionsMotion pictures -- Production and directionVideo recordings -- Production and direction
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.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 5 videocassettes (U-matic) (80 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionVideotaped on April 12, 1981 by Ed Emshwiller. Panel discussion on Access to early works for study or reconstruction: Progress and problems by John Mueller (moderator), with Virginia Brooks, Muriel Topaz, Marion North, Rose Anne Thom, Marcia Siegel, and Deborah Jowitt. The discussion, which is illustrated by two films of Martha Graham's Appalachian spring (not shown on tape), centers upon the problems of reconstructing and/or preserving dance works through the use of notation, film or videotape documentation, and verbal descriptions. Among the topics discussed by the panelists and audience members are: the validity of multiple interpretations of a work; the criteria for a good reconstruction or revival; the need for more reconstructions/revivals, regardless of quality; the need for notation literacy in dancers; and the value of reconstructions/revivals as an educational tool for dancers. Contributors from the audience include: Carolyn Brown, Martha Hill, Joyce Malm, Kay Bardsley, Bonnie Bird, Valerie Preston-Dunlop, and Billie Mahoney. Occasional gaps in recording.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170872Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3cddbba0-3148-0132-4e35-3c075448cc4b
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