NamesDuncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Moderator)Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982 (Speaker)Hodes, Stuart (Speaker)Nagrin, Daniel (Speaker)Sokolow, Anna (Speaker)Weidman, Charles (Speaker)New York University (Production company)Dance Theater Workshop (Production company)
Jeff Duncan Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1970 (Questionable)Place: New York, NY
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7214 ; *MGZIC 9-2391 (former)
TopicsGraham, MarthaHolm, Hanya, 1893-1992Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966Cunningham, MerceHumphrey, Doris, 1895-1958Horst, LouisNeighborhood Playhouse School of the TheatreMartha Graham Dance CompanyDenishawn DancersModern dance -- United States
NotesVenue: Videotaped at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tangent series by New York University and Dance Theater Workshop. Moderator: Jeff Duncan. Panelists: Valerie Bettis, Stuart Hodes, Daniel Nagrin, Anna Sokolow, and Charles Weidman.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideotape reelExtent: 3 videotape reels (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionThe panelists reminisce about beginning their careers and striking out on their own. Recalling the American dance scene of the 1930s and 40s, they discuss the Neighborhood Playhouse, Denishawn, Martha Graham and her company, Hanya Holm, Louis Horst, Helen Tamiris, Doris Humphrey, and Merce Cunningham, and general subjects such as themes for dance, economic survival, composers for modern dance, and the expansion of modern dance technique. Members of the audience, many of them students of New York University, contribute to a discussion covering topics such as the present-day challenges of a career in modern dance, the need for guidance vs. self-sufficiency, and dance in the university system. Cassette 1: approx. 32 min. Cassette 2: approx. 32 min. Cassette 3: approx. 25 min.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY926006366-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171717Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 43e842d0-3f09-0135-4445-0defe1944142
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