Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Annabelle GamsonAdditional title: Isabel #1 and #2Additional title: Dance at the Painted Bride
NamesGamson, Annabelle (Speaker)Stackhouse, Sarah (Speaker)Juste, Roxane d'Orleans (Speaker)Painted Bride Art Center (Presenter)
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2001-03-25
Table of ContentsReel 1. Introduction (9 min.) / speaker, Sarah Stackhouse -- Annabelle Gamson (35 min.) / speaker, Annabelle Gamson -- Question & Answer session (beginning) (18 min.) / speakers, Annabewlle Gamson, Sarah Stackhouse, Roxane D'Orleans.Reel 2 (Part 1). Question & Answer session (conclusion) (approximately 6 min) / speakers, Annabelle Gamson, Sarah Stackhouse, Roxane D'Orleans -- (Part 2). Masters Exchange (18 min.) / Two dance solos (18 min.) / dancers, unidentified.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1481
TopicsGamson, AnnabelleDuncan, Isadora, 1877-1927Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973Stackhouse, SarahJuste, Roxane d'OrleansNagrin, DanielModern dance -- United StatesDance -- History -- 20th century
GenresInterviewsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Title taken from opening speech, original cassette label, and other catalog records.Content: Reel 1 (62 min.) ; Reel 2, Part 1 (approximately 6 min.) ; Reel 2, Part 3 (18 min.).Content: Dance films not included in this video.Creation/production credits: Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance ; videotaped by Isabel.Venue: Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2001 March 25.Acquisition: Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 3 videocassettes (MiniDV) (86 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionReel 1. Annabelle Gamson discusses how Brahms Waltzes was central to Isadora Duncan's work; Gamson's childhood and dance career; Gamson reading reviews and some of Duncan's words about her own work; commenting on a film of Lynn Seymour performing Duncan dance along with talk of her interpretation; Gamson also performed Mary Wigman dances and Janis Brenner performed some Wigman dances at a conference after some coaching from Gamson; Brahms Waltzes being created by Duncan just before her children died and then not performing again for many years; Duncan returning to dance in a different, more posed style; Gamson creating a piece entitled, Semele, to help Roxane D'Orleans understand more about Duncan's dances; story of Semele; Question & Answer session including Gamsons dance career, how she decided to focus on Isadora Duncan; Sarah Stackhouse talks about Daniel Nagrin and his improvisational group; D'Orleans talks about her own dance career; and Gamson talks about leaving dance in 1995 to pursue painting. Reel 2 (Part 1). Question & Answer session concludes with talk of Left Wing dancing and comments on Roxane D'Orleans dancing and her dance background. Reel 2 (Part 2). Two solo run-throughs for Masters Exchange program.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 897205647NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20489493Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e0549c20-6457-0132-df04-3c075448cc4b
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