WorldCat Identities

Shimin, Tonia

Overview
Works: 33 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 81 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Director, Interviewer, Producer, Dancer
Classifications: GV1594,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tonia Shimin
Mary Anthony a life in modern dance ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography and career highlights of Mary Anthony, a vibrant modern dance pioneer. Includes choreographic works and interviews with dancers who have worked with her
Three films by Tonia Shimin ( Visual )
in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who called me to this dance?: Videodance work filmed indoors and on location, combining dance, music, and poetry. The program notes describe the video as "an expressionistic journey that follows a dancer's pregnancy....a sensual and visual poem celebrating life that evokes the magical and transformational nature of creation."
Of time and the spirit a film by Tonia Shimin with Nancy Colahan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A meditation on the diverse and often magical world of a dancer reflecting upon her life in time and place"--Container
Who called me to this dance? ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Videodance work filmed indoors and on location, combining dance, music, and poetry. The program notes describe the video as "an expressionistic journey that follows a dancer's pregnancy....a sensual and visual poem celebrating life that evokes the magical and transformational nature of creation."
Three films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Poetic and distinctive, this collection of films by award winning filmmaker Tonia Shimin offers a poignant, expressive view of our brief passage through time, that embraces our connection to the natural world. Delicately nuanced, Of time and the spirit is a dance of memory that seems to grow as if through a chambered nautilus opening to the world. Featuring Nancy Colahan, an original member of The white oak project, with a musical score by the acclaimed composer Karen Tanaka, this film takes us into the realm of performance as it interfaces with the poetry of nature and the inner life of the dancer. Passage, filmed on site at the ancient cave dwellings of Tsankawi, New Mexico, is a meditative homage to the land and to ancient peoples worldwide. Tracing a dancer's pregnancy, Who called me to this dance? evokes the transformational nature of creation as it celebrates life- an expressionistic journey that is filmed within interior landscapes, at sand dunes and underwater. As a collection, Three films by Tonia Shimin, transports us through nature, time and place, to an imaginative and aesthetic vision of life
Donald McKayle interview, 6/9/00 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Donald McKayle discusses the choreographer, dancer, and teacher Mary Anthony. He talks about how they met, performing with Anthony in Anna Sokolow's Lyric suite, creating and sewing the costumes for Anthony's Devil in Massachussets and Women of Troy, his first impressions of Anthony as a teacher, her approach to creating movement, how she affected McKayle as an artist, working with Anthony at the New Dance Group with the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio, and Anthony leaving the New Dance Group to form her own studio and company. This interview concludes with a viewing of five sketches of Donald McKayle's costumes created for Devil in Massachussets
Passage [videorecording] ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cinedance
Deborah Jowitt interview, 3/19/02 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Deborah Jowitt discusses the New York modern dance scene during the 1940's and 1950's and the choreographer, dancer, and teacher Mary Anthony. She talks about modern dance in the 1940's when Anthony moved to New York City along with the importance of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey, how audiences reacted to dance, how modern dance is different from ballet, the interest and popularity of psychology and literature in modern dance choreography during that time, and a discussion of the New Dance Group and what it represented. Jowitt remembers meeting and performing with Mary Anthony when Jowitt was still a member of the Juilliard Dance Ensemble including performing in Threnody and observing a Blood wedding rehearsal, observing Anthony performing in a John Butler concert, Hanya Holm and Mary Wigman's connection to Anthony along with a brief chronological background, and a description of From the horses mouth performances with memories of Anthony. This DVD concludes with a brief interview with Gwen [Bye], a former dancer with Mary Anthony, and a discussion about performing in Anthony's Therondy at Anthony's 40th anniversary concert
Rudy Perez interview, 6/9/00 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Rudy Perez discusses the choreographer, dancer, and teacher Mary Anthony. He talks about how they met at the New Dance Group when he first took her modern dance class, his first experiences with Anthony as a teacher, the imagery she used in class, her most important qualities, what she brought to the world of dance, and when he creating the work, To Mary with love, for a studio performance. This interview concludes with a discussion of the differences between living in New York City and Los Angeles, using Anthony as a reference when teaching dance classes, and a close-up photograph of Perez performing in his work, To Mary with love
Preludes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Modern dance solo
 
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Languages
English (34)