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Title
The early years: Gala performance [excerpts]
Additional title: Soaring (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Garland plastique (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
Additional title: Japanese spear dance (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Additional title: Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Additional title: Etude (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Additional title: Blue Danube (Choreographic work : Duncan, Isadora)
Additional title: Negro spirituals (Choreographic work : Tamiris)
Additional title: Two ecstatic themes (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Names
Baker, Robin Rice (Dancer)
Gamson, Annabelle (Dancer)
Becker, Bruce (Dancer)
Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)
Belle, Anne (Dancer)
Laakso, Wendy (Dancer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Pinska, Klarna (Choreographer)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966 (Choreographer)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Producer)
Ross, Patty Kerr (Commentator)
Labeille, Daniel (Producer)
Hegedus, Chris (Videographer)
Joyce Trisler Danscompany (Performer)
Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers (Performer)
Early years, (1981 : Purchase, N.Y.) (Host)
State University of New York College at Purchase (Sponsor)
Collection

Early Years Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-04-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3529
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-950 cassette 18 (former)
Topics
Denishawn dances, Revivals of
Choreography -- Reconstructions
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: 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: Introduction by Patricia Kerr Ross. Soaring / choreography, Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey ; music, Robert Schumann ; danced by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers: Robin Rice Baker, Anne Marie Bell, Wendy Laakso, Lorna Laasko [only four names given in oral announcement]. Garland plastique / choreography, Ruth St. Denis ; music, Franz Schubert ; danced by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers. Three coolie boys / choreography, Ted Shawn ; danced by Marion Rice's Denishawn Dancers. Dance in space / choreography, Klarna Pinska after Doris Humphrey ; music, Cécile Chaminade ; danced by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. Spear dance japonesque / choreography, Ted Shawn ; music, Louis Horst ; danced by a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. Soaring / danced by members of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany ; opening cut off. Mother [and] Etude / choreography, Isadora Duncan ; music, Aleksandr Scriabin ; danced by Annabelle Gamson. The blue Danube / choreography, Isadora Duncan ; music, Johann Strauss, Jr. ; danced by Annabelle Gamson. Negro spirituals / choreography, Helen Tamiris ; danced by Bruce Becker. Two ecstatic themes / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; music, Nikolai Medtner and [Gian Francesco?] Malipiero ; danced by Carla Maxwell ; opening cut off.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12468353
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 813147b0-3148-0132-de2d-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: Gala performance [excerpts]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/831a5350-3148-0132-5297-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The early years: Gala performance [excerpts]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/831a5350-3148-0132-5297-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). The early years: Gala performance [excerpts] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/831a5350-3148-0132-5297-3c075448cc4b

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The early years: Gala performance [excerpts]