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St. Denis, Ruth 1880-1968

Overview
Works: 1,109 works in 1,248 publications in 2 languages and 7,677 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  Dance television programs  Nonfiction films  Dance films 
Roles: Choreographer, Dancer, Author, Editor, Speaker, Honoree, Commentator, Other
Classifications: GV1785.S3, 792.8
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Most widely held works by Ruth St. Denis
Denishawn : the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary tells the story of one of the least-publicized, yet most influential modern dance companies in America. Founded by Ruth St. Denis and her husband Ted Shawn at the turn of the century, Denishawn became legendary for its unique approach to contemporary dance. St. Denis found fame by incorporating elements of Far and Middle Eastern dances to create abstract pieces called "musical visualizations." With the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts, the couple influenced the formation of true modern dance--Martha Graham was a pupil--while both preserving and disseminating their original choreography and concepts. In 'interview' segments actors portray the couple, while rare film footage of the real St. Denis and Shawn shows them at the peak of their creative talents
Denishawn dances on!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denishawn, the revolutionary dance company founded by Ruth St. Denis and her husband Ted Shawn, spent the years between 1919 and 1931 touring extensively and creating some 300 pieces. By combining traditional ballet training with Isadora Duncan's free movement and adding elements of Far and Middle Eastern dances, along with popular symphonic music, St. Denis, Shawn, and the Denishawn company were the creators of the choreography from which American Modern dance evolved. Sadly, little of the rich body of work could be visually preserved at the time. This documentary presents the largest collection of re-created Denishawn dances to date, thus preserving these seminal works of the Mother and Father of American Modern Dance from oblivion. A brief introduction is given for each dance
Free to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..."--Container label
Lotus light, poems by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accountability: a critical issue in social services [proceedings] by Children and Youth Projects, Crippled Children's Services, and Mental Retardation Programs, 3d, Pittsburgh, 1972 Institute for Social Workers in Maternity and Infant Care( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Denishawn magazine( )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A quarterly review devoted to the art of the dance."
Weisheit kommt tanzend : Tanz, Spiritualität und Körper ; ausgewählte Schriften by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth St. Denis, an unfinished life; an autobiography by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

11 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Denis reminisces about her career and the relationship of metaphysics to the dance
Poems by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of the sea; a ballet by R. Spaulding Stoughton( )

2 editions published in 1926 and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Saint Denis, Rollenbild by Ruth St. Denis( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth St. Denis by Baribault( Visual )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Ruth St. Denis in five dance works choreographed by the dancer and filmed in the 1940's and early 1950's by her friend and photographer, Phillip Baribault
Poems : selected from her series "Poetic biography" by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

2 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis : a conversation with two pioneers of contemporary dancing( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shawn and St. Denis discuss dance as part of American culture
Injury prevention for dancers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Clay Miller and James Reardon, both former dancers, discuss how dancers can prevent injury through knowledge of correct and incorrect positions, alignment and execution of movements. With the help of two dancers who demonstrate selected ballet exercises (including pointe work and partnering), they point out potential trouble spots and show how to avoid them. The program includes performance footage of two works performed by the Boston Dance Company: Red radiance, choreography attributed here to Ruth St. Denis ; and The golden age, choreographed by Agnes de Mille and danced by Edra Toth and others
An unfinished life by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a goddess : tribute to Ruth St. Denis, Adelphi University, Department of Dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes historical background about Ruth St. Denis, with a tour of the art exhibit at Adelphi University and interviews by Linda Diamond with Mary Mannings, curator, Frank Augustyn, chairman of the dance dept., students, and Dalia Carella, choreographer
The early years: Gala performance (excerpts)( Visual )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incense by Phillip Baribault( Visual )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Ruth St. Denis in a solo dance, which she originally choreographed in 1906. Includes footage of her rippling arm movements, with music by Harvey Worthington Loomis. Without narration
Bibliographical guide to the life and interests of Herbert Clark Hoover by Ruth St. Denis( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Weisheit kommt tanzend : Tanz, Spiritualität und Körper ; ausgewählte Schriften
Alternative Names
Dennis Ruth 1879-1968

Dennis, Ruth 1880-1968

Dennis, Ruth St 1879-1968

Ruth Saint Denis

Ruth Saint Denis Pionera de la dansa moderna

Ruth St. Denis Amerikaans choreografe (1879-1968)

Ruth St. Denis ballerina e coreografa statunitense

Ruth St. Denis Tänzerin, Choreographin und Pädagogin

Saint Denis, Ruth 1877-1968

Saint-Denis, Ruth 1879-1968

St. Denis Ruth 1879-1968

Рут Ст. Дэнис

רוס סנט דניס

راس سنت دنیس طراح رقص، هنرمند، و رقاص آمریکایی

루스 세인트 데니스

ルース・セント・デニス

露絲·聖·丹尼斯

露丝·圣·丹尼斯

Languages
English (116)

German (2)

Covers
Dance was her religion : the sacred choreography of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Martha Graham