DenishawnAdditional title: Schubert waltzes (Choreographic work : St. Denis)Additional title: White jade (Choreographic work : St. Denis)Additional title: Cosmic dance of Siva (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: Choeur dansé (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: Bakawali (Choreographic work : St Denis)Additional title: Incense (Choreographic work : St Denis)Additional title: Death of Adonis (Choreographic work : Shawn)Additional title: The contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
NamesSt. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)Flaherty, Beth (Dancer)Zall, Deborah (Dancer)Sofman, Stacy (Dancer)Becker, Robin (Dancer)Reed, June MacLaren (Actor)Reed, Paul (Actor)Rowthorn, Janet (Dancer)Sherman, Jane (Restager)Santee, Clark (Producer)Chase, Candace A (Costume designer)New Jersey Center Dance Collective (Dancer)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1985
Table of ContentsIncense. Chor: Ruth St. Denis. Performed by Deborah Zall. -- Bakawali nautch. Chor: St. Denis. Performed by Stacy Sofman. -- Choeur dansée. Chor: Ted Shawn. Performed by Robin Becker, Janet Rowthorn, and Beth Flaherty. -- Adagio pathétique. Choreographed and performed by Ted Shawn. -- Vintage footage of St. Denis in a music visualization. -- Schubert waltzes: Chor: St. Denis. Perf: Robin Becker. White jade. Choreographed and performed by Ruth St. Denis. -- Cosmic dance of Shiva. Choreographed and performed by Ted Shawn.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6912
TopicsSt. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesTelevision programsMotion picturesDocumentary films
NotesContent: Subtitle: The contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Produced and written by Clark Santee. Co-produced by Delia Gravel Santee. Distributed under the title Denishawn: the birth of modern dance by Kultur, West Long Branch, New Jersey.Creation/production credits: Dances re-constructed by Jane Sherman. Costumes: Candace Chase. Performed by the Denishawn Repertory Dancers of the New Jersey Center Dance Collective. Artistic director: Janet Rowthorn. Principal dancers: Deborah Zall, Robin Becker, Stacy Sofman, Janet Rowthorn, and Beth Flaherty.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (41 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionInterviews with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn (as portrayed by the actors June MacLaren Reed and Paul Reed, respectively) are interspersed with reconstructions and vintage footage of dances choreographed and performed by Shawn and St. Denis. Footage of the company on tour in the Orient, of the Denishawn school, as well as still photos of the couple are also seen.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersInternational Standard Book Number: 1561273015RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896014405-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167190Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3ebd1280-8345-0138-7e88-047f564c23d6
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