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Meeker, Jess

Overview
Works: 60 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 1,053 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Biography  Dance films  Biographical films  Filmed dance  Nonfiction films  Short films  Portraits 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Author, Composer, Performer, Speaker, Adapter, Musician
Classifications: GV1594, 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 )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Training the dancer : discussion and performance, 1965( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the ballerina( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 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
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
Shawn's fundamentals of dance by Ted Shawn( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinetic Molpai( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's Pillow has meticulously reconstructed three original performances of the Ted Shawn Men Dancers company (1933-1940). These programs showcase Shawn's artistry as choreographer and dancer, thereby allowing viewers to see in performance his groundbreaking ideas about modern dance. Ancient cultures celebrated Molpai for harvest, rain and sun, fertility, freedom from pestilence and more. Ted Shawn's eleven Molpai also express humanity's longings in themes such as strife, all-embracing love, the sacred, the poetic. The suite's climactic ending takes on the after-life in an exhilarating deification of live itself. The music is by Jess Meeker, Shawn's original composer and pianist
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

Ballet music : prepared especially for the dancer( Recording )

and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental training exercises by Ted Shawn( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor symphony( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's Pillow has meticulously reconstructed three original performances of the Ted Shawn Men Dancers company (1933-1940). These programs showcase Shawn's artistry as choreographer and dancer, thereby allowing viewers to see in performance his groundbreaking ideas about modern dance. Labor Symphony is a celebration of the dignity--and difficulties--of labor. The dancers recreate the task-specific movements of workers in agriculture and industry as they
Shawn fundamental training exercises: Music supplement by Jess Meeker( )

1 edition published in 1939 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern [class] by Jess Meeker( Recording )

in English and No Linguistic content 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 2 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
16 dances in 16 rhythms : piano accompaniment by Ted Shawn( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues suite ; [and] The Kinetic Molpai( Visual )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival : souvenir program, 1971 by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinetic molpai : commentary and music by Ted Shawn( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ted Shawn in his comments on the film, discusses the creation of Kinetic molpai by himself and composer Jess Meeker; its basis in the Delsarte system; the dancers who appear in the film. Jess Meeker plays the music for the work
 
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