WorldCat Identities

Shimin, Tonia

Overview
Works: 33 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 81 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Director, Producer, Interviewer, Dancer
Classifications: GV1594,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tonia Shimin
Mary Anthony a life in modern dance ( Visual )
2 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passage: Filmed at the ancient cave dwellings of Tsankawi, this is a videodance with a solo dancer, combining dance, environment, music and film
Passage ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinedance
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."
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
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
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
Mary Anthony a life in modern dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Profile of Mary Anthony, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She describes her childhood attraction to dance; leaving home for New York City, where her friendship with poet Richard Price began her lifelong interest in literature; her first view of Martha Graham's dancing; studying dance at Hanya Holm's studio with Louise Kloepper; performing and teaching with New Dance Group; the formation of her own company, Mary Anthony Dance Theatre; her dance work Threnody, based on Synge's play Riders to the sea; performing in and choreographing musicals on Broadway and abroad; the creation of Songs, inspired by her love for Cameron McCosh; the opening of her first dance studio; her pioneering work in dance on television, particularly in the WCBS-TV series Look up and live; teaching movement for actors at the HB Studio; her creation of In the beginning, based on the story of Adam and Eve, for dancers Ross Parkes and Yuriko Kimura; the contributions of other choreographers to her company's repertory; her struggles against threats of eviction from her dance studio in New York City; her company's 40th anniversary and her 80th birthday in 1996. Throughout the program she shares her insights about what it means to be an artist, both as performer and choreographer; the qualities she seeks to instill and nurture in her students and company members; and her belief in the truth of movement, and the transcendental effects of arts on human life. The interviewees, who include colleagues and former company members, pay tribute to her extraordinary achievement and contributions to American modern dance
Preludes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Modern dance solo
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
 
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Languages
English (33)