Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School
NamesNishitani, Martha (Costume designer)Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)Benshoof, Ken, 1934- (Composer)Salsman, Joel (Composer)Dunlop, William (Author)Ciro, Ronald J (Director)Crymes, Gary (Director)Soler, Antonio, 1729-1783 (Composer)Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1967-1984
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: Water images (1968; approx. 10 min., b&w). Television director: Ronald J. Ciro. Cinematography: G. C. Harper. Music: Joel Salsman, perf. by Gracie Young Jones. Poetry: William Dunlop. Danced by Elisabeth Florey, Kai Hansen, Beatrice Higman, Diana Moore, Foy Gustafson, Ann E. Manly, and Julie Prather. Videodance combining music, dance, poetry, and film, based on nature imagery. -- Modern dance (1967; approx. 29 min., color). Produced by Rarig Film Productions. [Film] director: Gary Crymes. Art work: Midori Kono Thiel. Costumes: Martha Nishitani. Danced by Marta Bennett, Heather Finlayson, Gustafson, Hansen, Higman, Lisa Kauffman, Carol Knipper, Moore, Prather, and Faith Quigley. Contents: Primero concerto (music: Antonio Soler), Transit into dormancy (music: Igor Stravinsky), Line and design (music: Kenneth Benshoof), and Shapes (music: Benshoof). -- Martha Nishitani (1984; approx. 5 min., color). Produced by Kingstreet Media. Narrator: Leslie Ishii. Documentary on Martha Nishitani's career as dancer, teacher, and founder of the Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School in Seattle. She talks about her life and work, and is seen in the classroom teaching her specialty, creative dance for children.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9378Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2165 (former)
TopicsDance for children -- Study and teachingChild dancers
Genrestwo-dimensional moving image
NotesChoreography: Martha Nishitani.Performed by students of the Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (44 min.) :sd., b&w and col.
DescriptionCompilation of three recordings: a mixed media videodance work; an anthology of four dances; and a documentary shown at a presentation of the Northwest Asian American Theater Award in 1984, at which Nishitani was named a Living Treasure in recognition of her contributions to the community as performer and teacher.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY946058965-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176029Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): edce2f10-8501-0135-5e22-03d81f14d7ba
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