WorldCat Identities

Hill, Martha 1900-1995

Overview
Works: 48 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,216 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Biographical television programs  Dance television programs  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Dancer, Author, Speaker
Classifications: GV1785.H54, 792.8092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Martha Hill
 
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Miss Hill : making dance matter( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Hill was a visionary who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the twentieth century, she became a behind-the-scenes leader in the dance world, and the founding director of Juilliard₂s Dance Division. Here is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion to keep it alive
Historical chart of the dance and related fields by Bennington College( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Interview with Martha Hill]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First interview with Carl Wolz: Martha Hill reminisces about the first year of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and her impressions; how the students are looked at by the international dance community; remembering their production of Fandango set by Antony Tudor; the Metropolitan Opera Ballet; Juilliard's training and what the students need to learn in order to get professional work; creating the Juilliard Dance Program which opened in 1951/1952; planning the degree curriculum at the HKAPA beginning in 1992; the Hong Kong and Juilliard connection with the HKAPA being modeled after Juilliard; the preparatory division at Juilliard which no longer exists; the beautiful facitities at the HKAPA; and how the International Dance Festival started at the HKAPA in 1986. Second interview with Janice Meaden: Martha Hill discusses the early days of the HKAPA; when and how Meaden and Hill met; the creation of dance programs at NYU, Bennington, Juilliard, and HKAPA; Hill observing the first class of students at the HKAPA and her memories and perception of the building and program; the difference between the temporary quarters and the new permanent structure of the HKAPA; Hills memories of Hong Kong and the Typhoon. Third interview with Muriel Topaz: How Topaz and Hill meet at NYU when Topaz took dance classes with Martha Hill as an Elementary Education major; how Topaz ended up in New York and how NYC felt when she first moved here; about Topaz living in Greenwich House and studying dance in the village when social commentary in Dance was often explored; how Juilliard got started with an invite from William Schuman; meeting Schuman for a drink the day the trustees voted to accept Dance as a professional program at Juilliard; Topaz and Hill seeing each other regularly on the train back and forth from NYC to Philadelphia; establishing the Juilliard curriculum; and the early faculty at Bennington and Juilliard [ends abruptly]
Ragini [Devi] book release( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Hill Photographs( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twenty photographs of Martha Hill from childhood through 1990; filmed with voices in the background, probably Martha Hill and Janet Soares
A special homage to Martha( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dance : a symposium sponsored by the Institute of International Education( Recording )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 1 (approximately 41 minutes). [Ambient noise]. Walter Terry, as moderator, introduces the focus of the symposium: dance as a medium for international cultural exchange, and speaks about past government-sponsored international exchange programs; Martha Hill (with a few interpolated comments from Antony Tudor) speaks about visits by foreign artists to the United States, in particular at the Juilliard School; and about using the interest in American Indian traditional dance and song to promote cultural exchange; Terry speaks about the presenting of American Indian dance to non-Indian audiences; Katherine Dunham speaks about various socio-economic aspects of dance, in particular in urban areas, and the importance of developing an audience [continues on disc 2]
Martha Hill memorial tribute( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On land( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General administrative records by Juilliard School( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, reports, newsclippings and other material relating to the activities of the Dance Division, chiefly dating from the administration of Martha Hill as Division Director (1951-1985)
Estancia : (premiere performances)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Restless land : a piece in 6 parts for chorus of mixed voices, dance group, and piano by Norman Lloyd( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Juilliard Dance Ensemble( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Five Evenings with American Dance Pioneers : Martha Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Hill discusses modern dance in the United States with an introduction and conclusion by Susan Hess; Hill thanks the film creators, Ralph Jester, Charles Rinehart, and Jack Venza; talks about how this dance period will be characterized in the future; her childhood and dance background; discusses films after audience viewings including outfits worn by Bennington dancers, and how Hill became director of the Bennington School of Dance; dancing with Martha Graham and teaching to make extra money; teaching at Bennington College and New York University both from 1932-1951; pioneering dance at Juilliard; how early modern dance pieces were choreographed by Martha Graham and Mary Wigman for women only with Graham introduced men in her work, American Document; Graham's evolution into stark movements; the Carnegie Hall studio performances, and the Graham company moving to different locations; Bennington College combining Dance, Theater and Music into one Art Department after Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Discussion concludes with brief comments on Reel 2 by Susan Hess
Women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Of sun, moon, stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Antony Tudor by Viola Aberlé( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anthony Tudor revolutionized ballet by replacing princes and princesses with ordinary people who display universal human emotions. Interspersed with interviews with Tudor and friends and colleagues are excerpts from several of Tudor's works
[Mark Ryder, Martha Hill interviewed by Sali Ann Kriegsman by Mark Ryder( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview conducted by Kriegsman for her book Modern dance in America--the Bennington years
The stone garden (1979)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Hill [at Barbara] Morgan exhibit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Hill walks through the photograph exhibition while commenting of Barbara Morgan's photographs which include the choreographic works of American Document and With my red fires. She discusses Charles Weidman, Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Jane Dudley and Margaret D'Houbler, her own career and childhood influences, the Bennington years, what she expects from dancers today and concludes with her speaking informally with students
 
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Alternative Names
Hill, Grace Martha 1900-1995

Martha Hill Amerikaans danseres (1900-1995)

Martha Hill amerikanische Tänzerin und Tanz-Pädagogin

مارتا هیل رقاص آمریکایی

Languages
English (49)

Covers
The contributions of Martha Hill to American dance and dance education, 1900-1995