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St. Denis, Ruth 1880-1968

Overview
Works: 1,081 works in 1,216 publications in 2 languages and 6,674 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Periodicals  Art  Drama 
Roles: Choreographer, Dancer, Author, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: GV1785.S3, 792.8
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Denishawn the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 216 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 )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 108 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 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of African American dance; emphasizes the role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American form of art. Featuring the African American Dance Ensemble and other Black dance groups
Lotus light, poems by Ruth St. Denis( Book )
3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Denishawn magazine ( )
in English and held by 28 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 )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 14 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
Poems by Ruth St. Denis( Book )
4 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruth St. Denis, an unfinished life; an autobiography by Ruth St. Denis( Book )
7 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unfinished life by Ruth St. Denis( Book )
5 editions published in 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 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
Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis a conversation with two pioneers of contemporary dancing ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shawn and St. Denis discuss dance as part of American culture
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. Includes White jade; Dance of the red and gold saree; Gregorian chant; Tillers of the soil; and Incense
The spirit of dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 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
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
Trailblazers of modern dance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part two. Vera Golovina, student of Irman Duncan at the Moscow Isadora Duncan State School, instructs students in the Duncan dance style
The early years: Gala performance (excerpts) [videorecording] ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruth St. Denis ( Book )
3 editions published between 1910 and 1911 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry B Harris presents "Ruth St. Denis" in her repertoire of Hindoo dances. Henry B. Harris presents Ruth St. Denis in a program of Hindoo dances. Illustrated brochure advertising the upcoming performance
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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Alternative Names
Dennis Ruth 1879-1968
Dennis, Ruth 1880-1968
Dennis, Ruth St 1879-1968
Saint Denis, Ruth 1877-1968
Saint-Denis, Ruth 1879-1968
St. Denis Ruth 1879-1968
Languages
English (121)
German (1)
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