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Vachon, Ann

Overview
Works: 57 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 558 library holdings
Genres: History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Pictorial works  Filmed operas  Drama  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  Filmed performances 
Roles: Producer, Interviewer, Author, Dancer, Speaker, Interviewee, Editor, Choreographer
Classifications: TR820.5, 770.92
Publication Timeline
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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 310 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
Limón a life beyond words( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary modern dancer and choreographer José Limón (1908-1972) was a crucial figure in the development of modern dance: his powerful dancing shifted perceptions of the male dancer, while his choreography continues to bring a dramatic vision of dance to audiences around the world. This film combines interviews with family members and colleagues, archival photographs, and archival and contemporary performances to present his life and major works in the context of the times. Limón was a man who dealt with his bi-conflicts through his art. Excerpts from productions beautifully filmed in the fifties include "The Moor's Pavane," "The Traitor," and "Emperor Jones."
John Vachon : trzy razy Polska = three times in Poland by John Vachon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flower of bones : poems by Ann Vachon( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Gary Masters restaging La Malinche] ; [and] [Interview with Michael Hollander]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Gary Masters, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company, founded the Limón West Dance Project in San Jose, Calif., and directed it from 1994 to 1998. A longer interview with Michael Hollander, also a former member of the Limón company, appears on *MGZIA 4-8182 [Interview with Michael Hollander and James Payton]. This tape also contains the conclusion of an interview with Charles D. Tomlinson, who was associated with Limón as dresser, costume designer, assistant, and friend; for the preceding footage, see *MGZIA 4-8155 [Interview with Charles D. Tomlinson]
[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. This interview with Clay Taliaferro, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company, was recorded on the occasion of his restaging of Limón's The moor's pavane for Charleston Ballet Theatre. Taliaferro discusses his first viewing of Limón on television, ca. 1953; studying dance at Boston Conservatory; meeting Limón in New York City; joining the Limón company; Limón's illness and death; learning the title role of The Emperor Jones; Limón's outsider status, which he shared; the unity of Limón's personal qualities and his works; Limón's idealization of women in his works; his assumption of Limón's roles after his death; his enduring belief in Limón and his work as a "guiding light"; his direction of The moor's pavane; the cast of the Charleston staging
[Induction of José Limón into the National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame ; and] [Interview with Nina Watt]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Dancer-choreographer José Limón (1908-1972) was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Museum of Dance in 1997, the sole inductee that year. The exhibition The dance heroes of José Limón, curated by Norton Owen and originally mounted at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, moved to the National Museum of Dance on that occasion
[Clay Taliaferro restaging The moor's pavane]( 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 former member of the José Limón Dance Company, was a noted performer of the role of Othello (whom Limón called simply the Moor) in The moor's pavane, following in Limón's own footsteps. In this tape he is seen transmitting his knowledge to a new generation of dancers. For additional footage containing his directions to the dancers, see: *MGZIA 4-8174 [Interview with Mel Tomlinson] ; [and] [Clay Taliaferro restaging The moor's pavane]
[Interview with Carla Maxwell]( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
Perspectives on the healthy dancer( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Photographs of José Limón from the collection of Daniel Lewis]( 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. 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 Nona Schurman]( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. In a colorful and highly opinionated discussion, dancer and teacher Nona Schurman recalls her observations of José Limón, beginning with her years with the Humphrey-Weidman Company. Topics include: the interactions of the Humphrey-Weidman circle (Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Limón, and Pauline Lawrence); the teaching of Limón, Ernestine Stodelle, and others; the organization of the elements of Weidman technique for study purposes by Weidman and Limón; Limón's departure from the Humphrey-Weidman Company and his marriage to Pauline Lawrence; the creation of his Danzas mexicanas at Mills College in 1939, and its editing by Humphrey; his qualities as a dancer; the concept of modern dance as ritual, intensified by Limón's Mexican and Roman Catholic heritage; Humphrey's qualities as a dancer, and her affirmation of the life force; the concept of form as message, exemplified in Limón's The moor's pavane; Humphrey's work To the dance. Also mentioned in the discussion are Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Harriette Ann Gray, Beatrice Seckler, Katherine Manning, "Lou" [Lucas Hoving?], Merce Cunningham, and others. The tape ends with views of still photographs of Schurman and others
[Interview with Daniel Lewis]( 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. Daniel Lewis, dean of dance at the New World School of the Arts, danced with the José Limón Dance Company from 1963 until shortly after Limón's death in 1972. He assisted Limón and briefly served as the company's director. For another interview with Lewis, taped at his home, see: *MGZIA 4-8154 [Bambi Anderson teaching There is a time] ; [and] [Interview with Daniel Lewis]
Performance. over the footlights and back( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'Orfeo Favola in music by Claudio Monteverdi( 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
Limón teacher conference at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On August 28th and 29th of 2012, Jacob's Pillow hosted a gathering of 16 dance artists who studied dance technique directly with American master choreographer José Limón. All of the participants studied with Limón at The Juilliard School and/or the Limón Studio. 11 of the participants, as well as this conference's organizer, Nina Watt, also danced in Limón's company. This is a 4-disc set that records their exchanges on his class work material
[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
[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

 
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