5 Decades II, 2011 April 8Additional title: Schwingende Landschaft (Choreographic work : Wigman)Additional title: Cleopatra (Choreographic work : Louis)Additional title: Pieces of trust (Choreographic work : Brenner)Additional title: heartSTRINGS (Choreographic work : Brenner)Additional title: Mind-Stuff Variations (Choreographic work : Brenner)
NamesBrenner, Janis (Choreographer)Brenner, Janis (Dancer)Brenner, Janis (Artistic director)Brenner, Janis (Costume designer)Begin, Jerome (Composer)Begin, Jerome (Musician)Derham, Elizabeth (Musician)Dempster, Lauren Kiyoshi (Musician)Barkin, Kyla (Dancer)Boyce, Esmé (Dancer)Jackson, Sumaya (Dancer)Murphy, Luke (Dancer)Ralph, Christopher (Dancer)Selissen, Aaron (Dancer)Zielinski, Chen (Dancer)Janks, Leo (Technical director)Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973 (Choreographer)Hasting, Hanns (Composer)Garcia, Frank (Costume designer)Louis, Murray (Choreographer)Clark, Joe (Composer)Monk, Meredith (Composer)Lurie, John, 1952- (Composer)Soetaert, Susan L. (Costume designer)James, William (Writer of accompanying material)Shelby, Nel (Videographer)Danspace Project (New York, N.Y.)St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)Janis Brenner & Dancers (Performer)
Janis Brenner Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2011-04-08
Table of ContentsSolos from Swinging Landscapes (Seraphic Song and Pastorale) (1929) (7 min.) / choreography, Mary Wigman ; music, Hanns Hastings ; costume design, Frank Garcia, after the originals ; dancer, Janis Brenner.Duet from Cleopatra (1976) (6 min.) / choreography, Murray Louis ; music, Joe Clark/Entourage ; costume design, Frank Garcia ; dancers, Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen.Duet from Pieces of Trust (1987 and '89) (12 min.) / choreography, Janis Brenner ; music, John Lurie and Meredith Monk ; costume design, Janis Brenner, executed by Sue Julien ; dancers, Esmé Boyce and Christopher Ralph.heartSTRINGS (1998) (16 min.) / choreography, Janis Brenner ; re-staging assistance, Kyla Barkin ; music, Simon & Garfunkel/Traditional (Scarbourough Fair), The Beatles (Blackbird), Led Zeppelin (Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You) in original arrangements by John Reed with The Hampton String Quartet ; costumes, Susan L. Soetaert ; dancers, Kyla Barkin, Esmé Boyce, Janis Brenner, Sumaya Jackson, Christopher Ralph, Aaron Selissen and Chen Zielinski.The Mind-Stuff Variations (World Premiere) (47 min.) / choreography, Janis Brenner in collaboration with the company ; original music, Jerome Begin ; costumes, Janis Brenner ; musicians, Jerome Begin (piano & electronics), Elizabeth Derham (violin), Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (Cello) ; text, all spoken text originally imporvised by the dancers, with the exception of excerpts read by Kyla Barkin from Mind-Stuff Theory written in the 1980's by psychologist William James ; dancers, Kyla Barkin, Esmé Boyce, Janis Brenner, Sumaya Jackson, Luke Murphy, Aaron Selissen and Chen Zielinski.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6956
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: artistic director, Janis Brenner ; performed by Janis Brenner & Dancers.Content: Widescreen.Creation/production credits: Lighting design, Mitchell Bogard ; video by Nel Shelby Productions ; guest composer, Jerome Begin ; Danspace Project technical director, Leo Janks.Performers: Performed by Janis Brenner & Dancers (artistic director, Janis Brenner): Kyla Barkin, Janis Brenner, Sumaya Jackson, Moo Kim, Carolyn Rossett, Aaron Selissen, and Pam Wagner.Venue: Videotaped in performance at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York, N.Y., as part of Danspace Project 2011 April 8.Original version: Original format: 1 videodisc (DVD) ; 4 3/4 in.Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical DescriptionVideodiscExtent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20027234Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 66543250-b2b7-0131-d2e4-3c075448cc4b
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