The early years: American dance in transition
NamesTerry, Walter (Speaker)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Pennebaker, D. A. (Videographer)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: 1981-04-10
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3524Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 13 (former)
TopicsDuncan, Isadora, 1877-1927St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972Graham, MarthaHumphrey, Doris, 1895-1958Weidman, CharlesTamiris, Helen, 1905-1966Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979Tudor, Antony, 1908-1987Guy, Edna, 1907-1983Martin, John, 1893-1985Green table (Choreographic work : Jooss)Frontier (Choreographic work : Graham)Choreartium (Choreographic work : Massine)Jardin aux lilas (Choreographic work : Tudor)Dance, Black -- United StatesPolitics in artDance criticism -- Dance critics
GenresLecturesFilmed danceFilmed performances
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: 3 videocassette (U-matic) (50 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionVideotaped on April 10, 1981 by D. A. Pennebaker. Presentation on American dance in transition (the 1920s and 1930s) by Walter Terry. He begins his discussion by citing the achievements of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn, and their legacy to the next generation, which included Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Helen Tamiris, and Hanya Holm. Among the changes noted by Terry in the decades of transition are: the birth of dances of social comment and protest, many of them spurred by the Depression; new ways of looking at dancing, exemplified by Graham's Frontier; the growing sense of reconciliation between the different schools of modern dance as well as between modern dance and ballet; the rise of black dance in the U.S.; and the educational mission of critics such as John Martin.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170843Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4dcf00d0-3145-0132-d421-3c075448cc4b
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