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Dance Horizons Video (Firm)

Works: 86 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 5,602 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  History  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Short films  Filmed dance  Interviews  Dance films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: GV1783, 793.3
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Most widely held works about Dance Horizons Video (Firm)
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Most widely held works by Dance Horizons Video (Firm)
Dance Black America( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a four-day festival of dancers and dance companies held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
European Tanztheater by Harold Bergsohn( Visual )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the avant garde Tanztheater, past, present, and future, is told here through filmed performances, commentary and interviews with critics and choreographers. Tanztheater, which had its roots in the 1920s and the work of Rudolf Laban, strives to reflect the social and cultural climate of the time using many artistic elements, including dance, drama, and poetry. In the words of Pina Bausch, Tantztheater is "not how people move but what moves people." Shows archival footage and edited excerpts of modern European dance. Present portions Kurt Jooss' ballet The green table and Pina Bausch's Rite of spring, as well as the work of Rudof Laban, Valeska Gert, Susanne Linke, Reinhild Hoffman, and Dieta Baumann
Early dance by Hal Bergsohn( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through historical photographs and sources, and modern performances, the history of dance from is traced from the comedies of the early Greeks to the Baroque Era
Charles Weidman, on his own by Charles Weidman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the career of modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman from his roots in Lincoln, Neb., to his beginnings with Denishawn, his association with Doris Humphreys, and the Weidman Theatre Dance Company
Il Ballarino : 16th century step vocabulary and dances by Julia Sutton( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentic Renaissance court dances and the gestures and step vocabulary associated with them are demonstrated and described by noted dance historian and musicologist Julia Sutton from dance manuals of the 16th century Italian masters Fabritio Caroso and Cesare Negri
Anna Sokolow, choreographer by Anna Sokolow( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and career of Anna Sokolow, traced through photos and film clips. Includes footage of studio work with a dancer for Sokolow's work, Rooms, and interviews with Sokolow
With my red fires( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With my red fires (1936) and New dance (1935) are parts of a trilogy the general theme of which is human relationships. They are performed here by a company especially assembled by the American Dance Festival in 1972 to honor Doris Humphrey."--Container
Isadora Duncan dance : technique and repertory( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes excerpts from choreography by Isadora Duncan, as performed by Julia Levien in the company of Anna Duncan and Irma Duncan, and staged by Andrea Mantell-Seidel. Includes a History of the Duncan dance schools
Murray Louis in concert( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents Murray Louis's extraordinary career as a dance soloist, drawing on choreography from his first concert in 1953 to today
Doris Humphrey technique : its creative potential : with four early dances( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of studies for understanding the Doris Humphrey style. Includes illustrations of falls, turns, flow, leaps, leverage and more; commentary for a clip from a 1936 silent film; sequence of photographs by Barbara Morgan; and three examples of reconstructed early dances. Concludes with 1934 film, Air for the G string, with Doris Humphrey performing the central role
Hanya, portrait of a dance pioneer( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a blend of vintage stills, dance footage, Broadway musical scenes, and interviews, traces modern dance doyenne Hanya Holm's career, which spanned the years from the 1930s to the 1980s
The makers of modern dance in Germany by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare archival films, stills and interviews illuminate the rise of modern dance in Europe and its founders, Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman and Kurt Jooss. Part I begins with Rudolf Laban, credited with being one of the most important innovators and guiding forces for modern dance. It continues with Laban's two most gifted and influential students, Mary Wigman, who became the foremost choreographer and exponent of German Expressionist dance, and Kurt Jooss, who was Laban's assistant and lead dancer. Jooss later established his own company, Ballets Jooss, with great success until forced to leave Germany for political reasons in 1933. Part II continues with the 1936 Olympics and the cancellation by Josef Goebbels of Laban's massive opening choreographic piece The Spring Wind and The New Joy, and Laban's subsequent fall from favor. World War II finds Jooss and Laban teaching and working in England, while Wigman remains in Germany only to experience the destruction of her school in an air raid. The post-War period focuses on Jooss' return to Germany and the famous Folkwang School; and Wigman's eventual move to West Germany and return to choreography
Mary Wigman, 1886-1973 : "When the fire dances between two poles" by Mary Wigman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Wigman, one of the founders of modern dance, discusses her work and her theories; discussion is illustrated by footage of performances of her most notable pieces
Antony Tudor by Viola Aberlé( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony Tudor revolutionized ballet by replacing princes and princesses with ordinary people who display universal human emotions. Interspersed with interviews with Tudor and friends and colleagues are excerpts from several of Tudor's works
Donald McKayle : heartbeats of a dancemaker by Joy Chong-Stannard( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American dancer, choreographer and teacher Donald McKayle's distinguished career began at age 18 in 1948. He has created over fifty works for the most celebrated companies in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Harry Belafonte provides candid reflections about McKayle's character and determination to stand on the frontline of changing racial prejudice in the performing arts in America. Rare archival television excerpts of dance classics from the 1950s and 1960s are shown for the first time as well as the television premiere of recent McKayle works performed by the Limon Dance Company of New York and the San Jose/Cleveland Ballet. Includes excerpts from Rainbow round my shoulder, Heartbeats, Saturday's child, District Storyville, They called her Moses, House of tears, Minstrel man, and Libertango and others
The men who danced( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Ted Shawns's male dancers, the first all-male dance company in the United States
The Erick Hawkins modern dance technique by Renata Celichowska( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents and preserves the Erick Hawkins modern dance technique. Archival and current footage covers over 30 years of classes, rehearsals, and performances by Erick and his company. This serves to present the underlying principles that form the foundation of this approach to dance and dance training. Part I introduces the basic philosophy of the technique, using a typical class floor warm-up to demonstrate them. Part II presents standing and traveling portions of a class, which presents the technique within the larger context of Hawkin's aesthetic vision
Discovering your expressive body : basic concepts in dance training utilizing Bartenieff fundamentals by Peggy Hackney( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive demonstration provides a basis for expanded knowledge of movement principles that lead to an articulate, more expressive body. Video divided into independent topical sections
Masterworks, 1905-1923 by Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dances in this program are from the repertoire of Isadora Duncan, as handed down by her students and adopted daughters Anna, Irma, and Lisa Duncan. The performances are as close as possible to the original choreography she created. They are performed by the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, a Miami-based dance troupe that endeavors to preserve and promote Isadora Duncan's repertoire. Duncan's style of rising and falling arcs, organic flow, and connectedness to nature were revolutionary in her time, and the dances recorded document the depth of her artistic vision, and the skill with which she developed her small movement vocabulary into a wealth of passionate expression. While a brief biography, the history Duncan's career, and the history of the Ensemble are given in the introduction, the dances presented are Isadora Duncan's true biography, legacy, and the source of her legend
Water study by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Water study, which is performed without musical accompaniment. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Each section is preceded by a video clip depicting the choreography in performance. A full performance of the work concludes the tape
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Discovering your expressive body : basic concepts in dance training utilizing Bartenieff fundamentals
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Masterworks, 1905-1923Water study