Awakening Dancing Goddesses: Real and ImaginedAdditional title: Awakening Dancing Goddesses (Choreographic work : Jowers)Additional title: Revolutionary (Choreographic work : Duncan)
NamesJowers, Christine (Choreographer)Jowers, Christine (Performer)Jowers, Christine (Writer of accompanying material)Tidrick, Chriselle (Performer)Cohen, Michelle (Performer)Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)Finnerty, Jeanne (Videographer)Hanna, Ed (Videographer)Cohen, Rachel (Choreographer)Cobb, Catlin (Choreographer)Doyle, Julie (Costume designer)Brenner, Janis (Choreographer)Brenner, Janis (Composer)Oleksiak, Agata, 1976- (Costume designer)Gallant, Catherine (Dancer)Gallant, Catherine (Choreographer)Lin, Kun-Yang (Choreographer)Bleckmann, Theo (Composer)Carlson, Ann, 1954- (Choreographer)Nagata, Naoko (Costume designer)Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects (Presenter)
Janis Brenner Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2004-11
Table of ContentsPart 1: Meditations on a Dancing Goddess-Isadora Duncan (35 min.). The Scarf (2004) / choreography, Catlin Cobb, Christine Jowers, and Excerpts of Dance of the Furies by Isadora Duncan arranged by Catherine Gallant ; sound collage, Robert Gould and Catlin Cobb ; text, Catlin Cobb, Christine Jowers, and Isadora Duncan ; additional text, Joseph Mazo (Prime Movers and the Makers of Modern Dance in America) ; costumes, Naoko Nagata (for Christine Jowers) and Julie Doyle (for Dances by Isadora) ; dancers, Christine Jowers (soloist), Catherine Gallant, Michelle Cohen, and Chriselle Tidrick -- Waves (2004) / choreography, Catherine Gallant (based on the water dances of Isadora Duncan ; dancers, Catherine Gallant, Michelle Cohen, and Chriselle Tidrick -- Voice of Light (2001) / choreography, Kun Yang Lin ; music, Janis Brenner and Theo Bleckmann (Mars Cantata) ; costume, Naoko Nagata ; soloist, Christine Jowers -- Three Graces (2004) / choreography, Christine Jowers and Dancers ; music, C. Gluck ; dancers, Catherine Gallant, Michelle Cohen, and Chriselle Tidrick -- Mother/Flesh (2001) / choreography, Ann Carlson ; music, F. Chopin (Opus 64 Waltz in C) ; costume, LaRue Designs ; soloist, Christine Jowers -- Harp (1920) / choreography, Isadora Duncan ; music, F. Chopin (Etude op. 25, no. 1) ; costume, Julie Doyle ; danced and reconstructed by Catherine Gallant. |||| Part 2: Awakening the Dancing Goddesses of NYC (A dance history fantasy in progress) (35 min.). An Old Story About The New City (video, 2004) (8 min.) / author and narrator, Christine Jowers ; video design/direction, Jeanne Finnerty and Ed Hanna -- Goddess of Recycling - looks good on paper (2004) (12 min.) / choreography, Rachel Cohen ; music part I, Toto La Mompasina (La Sombra Negra) ; music part 2, original composition by Chris Becker ; costume, Agata Olek Oleksiak ; soloist, Christine Jowers -- Laugh/Cry-The Goddess of Changing Landscapes (2004) (9 min.) / choreography, Janis Brenner ; music, composed and performed by Janis Brenner with instrumentals by Theo Bleckmann ; costume, Naoko Nagata ; soloist, Christine Jowers -- ReVOLuTIONary (1923) (5 min.) / choreography, Isadora Duncan ; reconstructed by Catherine Gallant ; music, A. Scriabin (Etude Opus 8, Number 12) ; c ostume, Contemporary Design by Naoko Nagata ; soloist, Christine Jowers.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6971
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects, Exploring Dancing Landscapes.Performers: Performed by Christine Jowers with Catherine Gallant, Chriselle Tidrick and Michelle Cohen (from Catherine Gallant's Dances By Isadora).Venue: Videotaped in performance at Cunningham Dance Studio Theater, New York, N.Y. 2004 November.Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (71 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionThe first act was dedicated to remembering Isadora Duncan and the second half of the show was dedicated to the dance history fantasy of waking up "imagined" goddesses of dance.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20032643Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d27beee0-b2b7-0131-9ef4-3c075448cc4b
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