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Vachon, Ann

Overview
Works: 62 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 374 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Pictorial works  Drama  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Producer, Interviewer, Dancer, Speaker, Interviewee, Choreographer
Classifications: TR820.5, 770.92
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Publications about  Ann Vachon Publications about Ann Vachon
Publications by  Ann Vachon Publications by Ann Vachon
Most widely held works about Ann Vachon
 
Most widely held works by Ann Vachon
Poland, 1946 : the photographs and letters of John Vachon by John Vachon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vachon's letters home to his wife provide a rare context for the images. He writes of the luxuries enjoyed by the foreign corps amid Warsaw's rubble, the equal measures of hospitality and anti-Semitism among ordinary Poles, and of the anti-Soviet sentiment in the countryside, where "they love Russian songs, but always apologize when they sing one." In one account of a village fire, he conveys the often conflicting emotions of the photojournalist, documenting scenes of suffering he feels powerless to assuage
Flower of bones : poems by Ann Vachon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on the healthy dancer ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Interview with Clay Taliaferro] ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Clay Taliaferro, a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, joined the José Limón Dance Company shortly before Limón's death in 1972
[Photographs of José Limón from the collection of Daniel Lewis] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Documentation of still images, mostly photographs, from the collection of Daniel Lewis, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company. Most of the photographs are black-and-white; a series of color photographs begins at ca. 44 min. into the tape. The subjects and photographs are orally identified in a few instances. The footage also includes shots of José Limón's driver's license and his identification card as a faculty member of The Juilliard School. The photographs depict Limón at various stages of life, in performance, rehearsal, and private life. His dance partners and members of his dance company also appear. His parents are depicted in individual portraits and their wedding picture
[Interview with Mel Tomlinson ; and] [Clay Taliaferro restaging The moor's pavane] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life without words. The first segment contains an interview with Mel Tomlinson, a multifaceted dancer whose many roles included the Moor (Othello) in The moor's pavane. The second segment depicts Clay Taliaferro, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company and an eminent interpreter of the Moor, as he works with the cast of The moor's pavane, which he restaged for Charleston Ballet Theatre in 1996
[Interview with Peter Limón] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Peter Limón (b. 1924), the youngest brother of José Limón (1908-1972), shares his memories of José, whom the family nicknamed Pepe. He discusses the care José gave his younger siblings after their mother's death; the correct Spanish spoken by José and his father; his father's profession of musician and music copyist, which was not financially rewarding; his impressions of José as a dancer; his and his family's military service during World War II; his father's ethnic background; his family's distaste for organized religion; the lessons of privation and discipline they learned in childhood, which strengthened them during the war and the Depression; his sister Nana, who knew José best and shared his artistic leanings; José's emotional reticence; his impressions of José's wife Pauline Lawrence. The tape also contains ca. 6 min. of footage of family photographs, including a b&w headshot of José Limón
[Interview with Rosa Reyna] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Interview with Mexican dancer, choreographer, and writer Rosa Reyna, who danced in several works created by José Limón in Mexico in 1950-1951, notably Antigona and Los cuatro soles; she also danced with Limón in Doris Humphrey's Passacaglia and fugue in C minor. Among the topics discussed are her impressions of Limón as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher; Humphrey's Story of mankind; Limón's Antigona, in which she danced the title role of the Greek heroine Antigone opposite Limón's Creon; her impressions of Limón's wife Pauline Lawrence; Limón's personal qualities; his enjoyment of Mexico and his Mexican heritage; his choreography classes, the first such given in Mexico; Humphrey's relationship with Limón as his artistic adviser; Limón's work The unsung; the energizing atmosphere of his rehearsals; his rare qualities as a dancer; Miguel Covarrubias' efforts to foster modern dance in Mexico
The horse's mouth greets the new millennium ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
According to the program notes, "The Horse's Mouth is a live, dance/theater documentary in which each participant tells a story from their life; then performs his/her own movement phrases--first in place then traveling through space, sometimes improvising with another dancer. A chance element is introduced by cards picked from a box, which suggest how to vary the phrase. The participants are selected from the dance community in the city in which the piece is performed; and since the cast is always changing, the piece is constantly reinventing itself."
[Clay Taliaferro teaching Limón technique] ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. The first 44 min. of this tape depict Clay Taliaferro, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company, as he teaches an intermediate-level class in Limón technique to students of SUNY Purchase. This tape is not intended to depict a complete class, and the dance movement is not always fully visible. The class, accompanied by a percussionist, is already in progress as the tape begins. This tape also depicts items from the collection of Charles D. Tomlinson, a costume designer and close friend of Limón, including an oil painting of Tomlinson by Limón, a design for Limón's Missa brevis, and Tomlinson's sketch of Limón's farm in New Jersey (ca. 3 min.). The tape ends with exterior views of Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, which Limón attended (ca. 8 min.)
[Interview with Lucas Hoving] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Interview with Lucas Hoving (1912-2000), a longtime principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, and the creator of the role of the Moor's friend (Iago) in Limón's masterwork The moor's pavane. Because of Hoving's advanced age and hearing difficulties at the time of this interview, the discussion is somewhat fragmented, with occasional repetitions and memory lapses
[Five interviews at the National Museum of Dance] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. This tape was recorded on the occasion of José Limón's induction into the Hall of Fame of the National Museum of Dance, and includes candid footage of the guests invited to the induction ceremony, as well as views of the exhibition The dance heroes of José Limón, curated by Norton Owen. For a video tour of the exhibition, which opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City and traveled to the National Museum of Dance in conjunction with Limón's induction, see *MGZIA 4-8147 [The dance heroes of José Limón]. Footage of the induction ceremony, which included speeches and a performance of Limón's work A choreographic offering, appears on *MGZIA 4-8159 [Induction of José Limón into the National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame] ; [and] [Interview with Nina Watt]
Liḿon beyond borders lecture demonstration and lecture, November 9, 2007 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Autobiography by José Limón ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Interview with Valentina Castro] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Mexican dancer Valentina Castro first studied and danced with José Limón in 1951, when he taught and performed at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. She discusses aspects of his work Tonantzintla, in which she danced the role of the little mermaid: the baroque church that inspired it; the scene and costume designs by Miguel Covarrubias; the character of the choreography; its reception by the audience. She also discusses her ensuing dance studies in the U.S.; the Mexicans' support for Limón; his work La Malinche, based on the Spanish conquest of Mexico. In her discussion in Spanish, she restates these points, and also discusses her impressions of Limón; his classes in technique and choreography; viewing The moor's pavane and Humphrey's The story of mankind; her observations of the dancing of Pauline Koner, Limón, and Lucas Hoving; Limón's influence on her own teaching; her memories of his wife Pauline Lawrence. The tape also contains a view of a portrait of Valentina Castro, and views of the interior and exterior of the Palacio de Bellas Artes
Orfeo ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. José Limón's dance work Orfeo, first presented in 1972, is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
[Interview with Nina Watt] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. This tape begins with the final 4 min. of an interview with Charles Woodford; for the main part of that interview, see: *MGZIA 4-8149 [Interview with Charles Woodford]. This is followed by ca. 36 min. of nature shots. The interview with Nina Watt, a longtime member of the José Limón Dance Company, starts at ca. 40 min. into the tape. She discusses her first contact with Limón and his choreography; participating in the creation of his works Orfeo and Carlota; the influence on her of Ruth Currier, a senior company member; her stagings of Limón's works for other dance companies; learning the piece Chaconne; her reflections on Limón's Dances for Isadora. This interview continues on *MGZIA 4-8159 [Induction of José Limón into the National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame] ; [and] [Interview with Nina Watt]
Performance. over the footlights and back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Interview with Carla Maxwell] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. As the interview begins, Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Limón Dance Company (formerly called the José Limón Dance Company), notes that it is the company's 50th anniversary, the 25th year after Limón's death, and her 20th year as artistic director. She touches upon the company's difficulties at the time of Limón's death, when no other modern dance company had survived the loss of its founder; then notes some of the qualities that enabled the Limón company to survive, particularly Limón's genius as a choreographer. She discusses Limón as a dancer and company director, and his struggles to gain respect for dance as an art form. Much of the interview explores aspects of his dance work Carlota (1972): her own experience of creating its title role; his motives for making the work, the concept of which predated his work La Malinche (1949), also inspired by Mexican history; the geometry of its choreography; its historical background, the tragic life of the empress Carlota of Mexico; his unusual choice of a female hero (possibly prefigured by his Dances of Isadora); his frequent use of the theme of the outsider, possibly stemming from his own life experience. She also discusses his work The winged, whose original form has been lost; his legacy of hope; the nature of dance as a human experience; the qualities she seeks in new company members
Great Chazy Dance Company ( )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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