The early years: Klarna Pinska classAdditional title: Dance of the red and gold saree (Choreographic work : St Denis)Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)Additional title: Waltz, op. 39, no. 15 (Choreographic work : St Denis)
NamesPinska, Klarna (Teacher)St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)Ross, Patty Kerr (Director)Harris, Hilary (Videographer)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 3519Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 5
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: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (59 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionVideotaped in the studio on April 10, 1981 by Hilary Harris and D. A. Pennebaker. Class in Denishawn repertory taught by Klarna Pinska. The dance excerpts demonstrated and/or taught by Pinska, in order of appearance, are: Dance of the red and gold sari (chor.: Ruth St. Denis), Bach (chor.: Ted Shawn), Tanagra (chor.: St. Denis), Soaring (chor.: Doris Humphrey under the artistic supervision of St. Denis), Brahms waltzes (chor.: St. Denis), and Isis [excerpt from Egypta?] (chor.: St. Denis). Throughout the class, Pinska reminisces about St. Denis, Shawn, and her experiences as a member of the Denishawn company. The sections of the tape are incorrectly compiled, and the actual beginning of the class appears at approx. 51 minutes into the tape, followed by a brief glimpse of Marion Rice's class in Denishawn technique at the end of the tape. For a longer version of this section of Pinska's class, and a longer excerpt of Rice's class, see: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 50.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170807Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72f3f940-3142-0132-bf7f-3c075448cc4b
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