The early years: A Denishawn suiteAdditional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Waltz  (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
NamesLangsner, Nancy (Dancer)Schmidt, Lisa (Dancer)Roberts, Denise (Dancer)Baker, Robin Rice (Dancer)Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Choreographer)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Emshwiller, Ed (Videographer)Labeille, Daniel (Producer)Thomé, Francis, 1850-1909 (Composer)Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 (Composer)De Lachau, Ada (Composer)Woodall, Sandra (Costume designer)Purchase Dance Corps (Performer)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 3550Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 47 (former)
TopicsDenishawn dances, Revivals of
GenresFilmed 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.Content: Videotaped in performance on April 10, 1981 by Ed Emshwiller. A Denishawn suite of music visualizations. Staged by Robin Rice Baker. Lighting: John Conway. Performed by members of the Dance Corps at Purchase, accompanied by pianist Oleg Zvorykin. Child's play (Hommage à Denishawn II). Chor/film: Carolyn Brown. Mus: Robert Schumann (selections from Kinderszenen and Bunte Blätter). Perf. by Robin Rice Baker. -- Floor plastique. Chor: Denishawn school exercise. Mus: Francis Thomé (Sous la feuillée). Perf. by the ensemble. -- Valse à la Loïe. Chor: Ruth St. Denis. Mus: Frédéric Chopin (Waltz, no. 14, op. posth.). Perf. by Nancy Langsner and Lisa Schmidt. -- De Lachau waltz. Chor: St. Denis. Mus: Ada de Lachau. Perf. by Sheryl Pollard, Brenda Chambers, Holly Greif, Denise Roberts, Kathryn Warakomsky. -- Soaring. Chor: St. Denis and Doris Humphrey. Mus: Schumann (Aufschwung: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12). Perf. by Donna Tambussi, Angelique d'Addario, Langsner, Cathleen McCarthy, and Schmidt. Brief gap in recording. For other recordings of this performance, see: *MGZIDF 3526 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 15) and *MGZIDF 3554 (formerly *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 51).
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (24 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170810Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 652636d0-3147-0132-efbc-3c075448cc4b
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