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Meeker, Jess

Overview
Works: 63 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 901 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Author, Composer, Performer, Speaker, Musician
Classifications: GV1589, 792.307
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jess Meeker
 
Most widely held works by Jess Meeker
Shawn's fundamentals of dance by Ted Shawn( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 dances in 16 rhythms by Ted Shawn( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1985 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Denishawn dances on! ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 107 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
The art of the ballerina ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the art of the ballerina through the work of Marjorie Tallchief, prima ballerina of the Harkness Ballet and James Clouser, ballet master of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Dance excerpts illustrate how the body language of dance defines characters, story and emotions. Walter Terry, dance critic, provides commentary and talks with Marjorie Tallchief. Features excerpts from Ariadne, Swan Lake and Claire de Lune
Training the dancer discussion and performance, 1965 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shawn's fundamentals of dance by Ted Shawn( Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 dances in 16 rhythms : piano accompaniment by Ted Shawn( )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamental training exercises by Ted Shawn( Book )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ballet music prepared especially for the dancer ( Recording )
and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shawn fundamental training exercises: Music supplement by Jess Meeker( )
1 edition published in 1939 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three prayers (in labanotation): Jacob's ladder (I am climbing); Evolution of prayer; Doxology by Ted Shawn( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First primer of modern dance by Steffi Nossen( Recording )
and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four dances from "O Libertad" : for piano : an American saga in three acts as danced by Ted Shawn and his ensemble of men dancers by Jess Meeker( )
1 edition published in 1938 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jess Meeker [and] Barton Mumaw ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the outdoor stage, Benjamin Harkarvy, director of the Jacob's Pillow ballet project, speaks about the training undergone by dancers in the project, focussing on a workshop called Elements of performing. Dancers demonstrate exercises and choreography from the workshop, including exercises to develop direction of focus, pantomime, contact with a partners, walking, and dramatic improvisation. Brief choreographic etudes created by Harkarvy and by students in the workshop are performed. Students are identified by first names only
Barton Mumaw [and] alumni dinner speakers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second segment on the tape records after-dinner speeches by guests at a Jacob's Pillow alumni dinner. Executive director Liz Thompson, associate director Norton Owen, alumni Jess Meeker and Barton Mumaw, and a member of the current board of directors speak about their personal experiences at Jacob's Pillow, its history, and plans for it future development. Sound quality on this segment is very poor. Some speakers are inaudible
Blues suite ; [and] The Kinetic Molpai ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern [class] by Jess Meeker( Recording )
and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern, the spoken class by Steffi Nossen( Recording )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mack Sennett day [reconstructing a dance from High button shoes] by Jerome Robbins( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In order to reconstruct On a Sunday by the sea (also known as the "Keystone Kops ballet" or the "Bathing beauty ballet") for his 1989 musical theater work Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Robbins invited people who had appeared in or worked on the original 1947 show High button shoes. These discs record their reunion and their work reconstructing the ballet, using an incomplete silent film, accompanied by a live pianist. The participants discuss the scenario, counts and choreography of the piece, the set, the music and the cues. In many sections of the recording, multiple people speak at once, making it difficult to follow individual speakers. There are also conversations about personal matters among the participants
Be jubilant my feet (Videotape) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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