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Title
Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School
Names
Nishitani, 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
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1967-1984
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9378
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2165 (former)
Topics
Dance for children -- Study and teaching
Child dancers
Genres
two-dimensional moving image
Notes
Choreography: 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 Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (44 min.) :sd., b&w and col.
Description
Compilation 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946058965-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176029
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): edce2f10-8501-0135-5e22-03d81f14d7ba
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1967: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967-1984. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7d380a13-5bca-409d-b3a0-9bef0b9e15df

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7d380a13-5bca-409d-b3a0-9bef0b9e15df

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967-1984). Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7d380a13-5bca-409d-b3a0-9bef0b9e15df

Wikipedia Citation

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Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School