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Roth, Malachi

Overview
Works: 39 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 268 library holdings
Genres: Biographical films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Documentary films  Drama  Filmed performances  Internet videos  Interviews  Pictorial works 
Roles: Director, Performer, Videographer
Classifications: GV1785.L515, 792.820922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Malachi Roth
 
Most widely held works by Malachi Roth
Limón : a life beyond words( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 180 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."
Howard Zinn's Emma( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This filmed performance of renowned historian Howard Zinn's stage play Emma dramatizes the life of Emma Goldman, the famed anarchist, feminist, and free-spirited thinker who was exiled from the United States because of her outspoken views, including her opposition to World War I. The play draws on Goldman's influential autobiography, speeches, and political writings to trace her emergence as one of the foremost radical intellectuals and dissident activists in America in the early part of the 20th century. Emma shows us why Emma Goldman was not only a remarkable historical figure but a woman whose fierce wit and political courage continue to resonate today. This performance of Emma was directed by Bruce Grund, and filmed by Malachi Roth. Includes a Q and A after the performance with Howard Zinn and others
[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]
[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 Melisa Nicolaides ; and] [Photographs of José 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. Melisa Nicolaides was still a child when she first danced with José Limón in Doris Humphrey's dance work Day on earth. She later performed in Limón's Ode to the dance, Scherzo, and (as a member of Juilliard Dance Theater) King's heart
[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
[The dance heroes of José 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. Norton Owen gives an informal guided tour of the exhibition The dance heroes of José Limón, which he curated. The exhibition is chronologically arranged. Dance works discussed include Humphrey's Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías and Day on earth; and Limón's Concerto grosso; Danzas mexicanas, La Malinche, Tonantzintla, The moor's pavane, The exiles, The visitation, There is a time, Missa brevis, The traitor, A choreographic offering, The Emperor Jones. Personalities discussed include Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Lucas Hoving, Pauline Koner, Miguel Covarrubias, Betty Jones, and others (see contents notes below)
[Interview with Nona Schurman]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
[Carla Maxwell]( 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. Carla Maxwell joined the José Limón Dance Company in 1965, and was named its artistic director in 1978. Over the years she has restaged and reconstructed many of Limón's works both for the Limón company and other dance companies. In February 1996 her reconstruction of Limón's The winged (first presented in 1966) was danced by students of The Juilliard School to a new score commissioned from Jon Magnussen
[Interview with Ernestine Stodelle]( 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. Ernestine Stodelle, a dancer, teacher, and writer, recalls her association with José Limón, starting with their early years in the Humphrey-Weidman Company. She discusses her first impressions of Limón; performing with him in dances for the play Lysistrata; joining him, Letitia Ide, and Eleanor King to form the Little Group, which showcased their own choreography; collaborating with him on the piece Tango (which she recently revived); his personal and professional qualities; the formation of his own company, with Doris Humphrey as his artistic director; his lofty aims and depth of characterization; his works The traitor, A choreographic offering; the dancing of Louis Falco, a member of his company; his work The moor's pavane; his wife Pauline Lawrence and her multiple functions in the company; the issue (which she refutes) of antagonism between the Humphrey-Weidman and Martha Graham companies. The recording ends before the conclusion of the interview
Missa brevis ; [and] [Interview with Carlos Orta]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Carlos Orta (1944-2004) joined the José Limón Dance Company in 1979 and danced many principal roles, among them that of the Moor in The moor's pavane. He passed away suddenly on May 15, 2004, shortly after a rehearsal with Limón students
[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
[Daniel Lewis teaching Limón technique ; and] [Interview with Bambi Anderson]( 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 in dance. Daniel Lewis and Bambi Anderson, both former members of the José Limón Dance Company, now teach at the New World School of the Arts, where Lewis is dean of dance
[Interview with Charles D. Tomlinson]( 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. Charles D. Tomlinson, nicknamed Chuck, became José Limón's dresser in 1960; he also designed costumes for the José Limón Dance Company, and became the assistant and close personal friend of both Limón and his wife Pauline Lawrence. For the 3-min. conclusion of this interview, see *MGZIA 4-8172 [Gary Masters restaging La Malinche] ; [and] [Interview with Michael Hollander]
[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]
[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
[Sarah Stackhouse restaging La Malinche ; and] [Interview with Sarah Stackhouse]( 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. Sarah Stackhouse formerly danced with the José Limón Dance Company and assisted Limón at The Juilliard School. She has restaged a number of his dance works for various dance companies
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
 
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