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Doris Chase: Portrait of an artist
Chase, Doris, 1923- (Interviewee)
Rudner, Sara
Anderson, Cynthia
Smith-Lee, Jacqueline
Staton, M. (Mary)
Lorber, Richard (Commentator)
Volkes, Ann Eugenia (Commentator)
Takei, Kei
Hollander, Jonathan
Delanghe, Gay
Amaral, Maralyn (Performer)
Bruce, Claudia (Performer)
Davis, Thulani (Performer)
Maleczech, Ruth (Performer)
Lum, Mary (Performer)
Page, Geraldine (Performer)
Patton, Pat (Performer)
Segal, Sondra (Performer)
Simms, Laura (Performer)
Bolcom, William (Composer)
Kleinsinger, George, 1914-1982 (Composer)
La Barbara, Joan, 1947- (Composer)
Morton, Jelly Roll, -1941 (Composer)
Spiegel, Laurie, 1945- (Composer)
Thompson, Timothy (Composer)
Breuer, Lee (Author)
Coss, Clare (Author)
Greer, Bonnie (Author)
Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949- (Author)
Sklar, Roberta (Author)
Caulfield, Michael (Composer)
Gordon, Craig (Composer)
Gorn, Steven (Composer)
Haines, Julia (Composer)
Morris, Lawrence Butch (Composer)
Telson, Bob (Composer)
Schanzenbach, Robin (Producer)
Mary Staton Dance Ensemble

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1984
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3252
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3942 (former)
Chase, Doris, 1923-
two-dimensional moving image
Producer/director: Robin Schanzenbach. Camera/Doris Chase interviews: Julie Gustafson.
Music for dance films and videos: William Bolcom, George Kleinsinger, Joan La Barbara, Jelly Roll Morton, Laurie Spiegel, and Timothy Thompson. Music for the Concept series films and videos: Michael Caulfield, Craig Gordon, Steve Gorn, Julia Haines, Butch Morris, and Bob Telson. Writers for the Concept series: Lee Breuer, Clare Coss, Doris Chase, Thulani Davis, Bonnie Greer, Jessica Hagedorn, Sondra Segal, and Roberta Sklar.
Dance films and videos performed by Sara Rudner, Cynthia Anderson, Jacqueline Smith-Lee, Mary Staton Dance Ensemble, Kei Takei, Jonathan Hollander, and Gay Delanghe. Performers in the Concept series films and videos: Maralyn Amaral, Claudia Bruce, Thulani Davis, Ruth Maleczech, Mary Lum, Geraldine Page, Pat Patton, Sondra Segal, and Laura Simms.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (30 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Documentary on the work of film and video maker Doris Chase, told mainly in her own words, with additional commentaries by Richard Lorber, Ann Eugenia Volkes, and Ann Sargent Wooster. Chase looks back upon her career as a painter and sculptor and notes how these arts influenced her films and videos. She recalls her first multi-media work, a collaboration with the Mary Staton Dance Ensemble, and discusses her most recent projects, collectively called the Concept series, which add an element of theater, and often address feminist themes. Excerpts screened, accompanied by her comments, include: Sara Rudner (1970), Window (1980), Rocking orange (1973), Circles II (1970), Cynthia Anderson (1975), Jacqueline Smith-Lee (1975), Kei Takei (1976), Jonathan Hollander (1977), and Gay Delanghe (1979). Excerpts from the Concept series include: Travels in the combat zone (1982), Electra tries to speak (1982), Thulani (1984), Lies (1980), Mask (1983), and 3 story suite (1983).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936051503-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175228
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 617aa800-b45c-0136-e216-0011c5ac7266
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Item timeline of events

  • 1984: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doris Chase: Portrait of an artist" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doris Chase: Portrait of an artist" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2019.

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Doris Chase: Portrait of an artist