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Meeker, Jess

Overview
Works: 59 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 995 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Biographical films  Biography  Dance films  Portraits 
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 )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 dances in 16 rhythms by Ted Shawn( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the ballerina( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 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 )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denishawn dances on! by Denishawn Repertory Dancers( Visual )

2 editions 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

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

Modern [class] by Jess Meeker( Recording )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4 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

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
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival : [souvenir program] by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 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

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
Lithograph by K.S. Dreier by Jess Meeker( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinetic molpai( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"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 life itself."--Data sheet, leaf [2]
 
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Shawn's fundamentals of dance
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