Bertram Ross: Monologues & Summerdance '88Additional title: Gordon Craig (Choreographic work : Ross)Additional title: Superstar (Choreographic work : Ross)Additional title: Raymond (Choreographic work : Ross)
NamesRoss, Bertram, 1920- (Performer)Ross, Bertram, 1920- (Choreographer)Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966 (Author of dialog)Duncan, Raymond, 1874-1966 (Author of dialog)Green, Ellen (Author of dialog)Greenfield, Amy (Videographer)
Bertram Ross Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1989-01-08Date Created: 1988-07-10
Table of ContentsIndoor performance [January 8, 1989] (29 min.): Gordon Craig (15 min.) / text, Gorden Craig -- Superstar (4 min.) / text, Ellen Green -- Raymond (10 min.) / text, Raymond Duncan.Small indoor space during thunder storm [July 10, 1988] (51 min.): Gordon Craig (16 min.) / text, Gordon Craig -- Raymond (9 min.) / text, Raymond Duncan -- Question & Answer session (26 min.) / with Bertram Ross.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2690
TopicsRoss, BertramMartha Graham Dance CompanyModern dance -- New York (State) -- New YorkCraig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966Duncan, Raymond, 1874-1966Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesFilmed interviewsInterviews
NotesContent: Sound is out-of-sync with the video.Creation/production credits: Camera (second performance), Amy Greenfield.Performers: Performer, Bertram Ross.Venue: Videotaped during performance and post performance talk at Nikolais/Louis ChoreoSpace, New York, N.Y. and small indoor space near High Rock Park, Staten Island, N. Y. on 1989 January 8 and 1988 July 10.Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.Acquisition: Gift; William Prensky; 2009.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (80min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionDuring the post-discussion talk at the indoor space near High Rock Park, Bertram Ross discusses the works performed, the texts used, and the stories behind the words; talks about modern movement; François Delsarte's influence on dance; how contractions are used; differences between ballet and modern dance; Isadora Duncan's life and the movie entitled, Isadora, with Vanessa Redgrave; mishaps while performing with the Martha Graham Dance Company that were inaccurately told in a biography.Second performance was intended to be performed outdoors at High Rock Park, Staten Island, but due to thunderstorm was performed in a small indoor space nearby.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20231999Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f895c750-e876-0131-c261-3c075448cc4b
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