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Mahoney, Billie

Overview
Works: 239 works in 530 publications in 1 language and 7,199 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Short films  Television interviews  History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Interviewer, Producer, Dancer, Performer, Director, Author, Recipient
Classifications: GV1594, 793.3092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Billie Mahoney
 
Most widely held works by Billie Mahoney
Dance on( Visual )

164 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerie Preston-Dunlop looks back upon her association with Rudolf Laban, with whom she studied beginning in 1947. She recalls his special qualities as a teacher, and describes his research into the movement of industrial workers, which he called the "system of industrial rhythm." Discussing her current work at the Laban Centre in London, she talks about her research into the birth of modern dance in Europe, in which Laban played a major role, and her role in organizing an exhibition utilizing materials from the Centre's wide-ranging Laban collection
Dance on with Billie Mahoney( Visual )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alwin Nikolais speaks about beginning his career as a piano accompanist at a dance studio. Seeing Mary Wigman for the first time he realized that he wanted to be a dancer, not an accompanist. Billie Mahoney and Alwin Nikolais discuss his work with other dancers, his travels and his career as choreographer and teacher
Dance on Senta Driver( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senta Driver, modern dancer, choreographer, and director of her own company, explains that although originally intending to become a medieval scholar, she turned to dance while attending college; received her master's degree in dance from Ohio State University, and immediately began dancing with the Paul Taylor Company. Now she has her own company, "Harry". A video-dance starring Harry, created by Senta Driver and Gary Halvorson, titled "Roughcut", is shown. She concludes by discussing artists' political responsibilities
Dance on( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Sokolow, choreographer and dancer, discusses her childhood years; Russian parents who were very poor Jews; themes that she uses, such as struggle and rebellion; the Depression; support from trade unions; 1960s protest; attitude towards work; travels and work in Mexico and Israel; dancers at the Juilliard School
Dance on with Bille Mahoney Charles 'Honi' Coles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theatres; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theatre; presenting master classes in schools and museums
Dance on Mary Anthony by Nan Melville( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Anthony, dancer, choreographer, and teacher, talks about mounting her work Threnody (1956) during a residency at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She discusses the play that inspired it, Synge's Riders to the sea; her chance discovery of its Britten score; and teaching the dancers how to handle the props required by the piece. Looking back upon her long career, she recalls her arrival in New York, her close association with choreographer Hanya Holm, the establishment of her own company and studio, and her contributions to the religious television programs Lamp unto my feet and Look up and live. She concludes by discussing the need for today's dancers to develop soul as well as technical facility
Dance on -- Serena( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serena discusses a recent trip to Egypt, where she leads tours for students of belly dancing. She compares her own beginnings as a performer to opportunities for belly dancers today. A Life magazine article on her studio launched belly dancing as an exercise fad in the 1970s, and this interest inspired her two books. Serena also discusses the creative potential of belly dancing, an example of which is her work Sisters, winner of the Ruth St. Denis award for creative choreography in 1983
Dance on -- Marcia McFee( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missouri-born Marcia McFee, who formerly danced in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, talks about her current activities as a master's candidate in theological studies and a dance soloist specializing in dances in religious settings. She describes her use of structured improvisation as the choreographic basis of her performances; finding and enhancing dance spaces in churches; costumes, music, and non-musical accompaniment for her dances; and preparing audiences to view dancing in church. She briefly discusses her early dance studies in Kansas City; college work at Texas Women's University and New York University; and her experiences as a student and performer with Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais
Dance on : David Parsons( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer-choreographer David Parsons, a native of Kansas City, Mo., discusses his dance and athletic training there, and his move to New York City, where he joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He talks about different aspects of his experience as a choreographer, and the logistics of running his own dance company. He discusses his works Step into my dream, danced to live music by the Billy Taylor Trio; and Caught, which helped establish him as a choreographer when it was taken into the repertory of Eliot Feld's company
Dance on Ann Barzel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance writer Ann Barzel comments upon aspects of dance education in the United States (particularly the contributions of teachers Marjorie Ward Marshall and Mary Wood Hinman), the dance scene in Chicago, and the Jazz Dance World Congress, held in August 1992
Dance on: Charles Humphrey Woodford( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Humphrey Woodford, head of Princeton Book Company, discusses his work as a publisher of dance books and videos. He reminisces about his mother Doris Humphrey and his childhood in the Humphrey-Weidman company's communal home. In addition to looking back at Humphrey's life and her interactions with Charles Weidman and José Limón, he discusses the present-day interest in her works, many of which have been revived
Dance on Germaine Acogny( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny talks about her school of african modern dance, created by combining traditional Senegalese dance with her classical and modern dance training in France
Dance on Hsueh Tung Chen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.T. Chen discusses his upbringing in Shanghai, China, his introduction to dance training in college in Taiwan, and his struggle to pursue a career in dance within his culture. Mr. Chen attended the Juilliard School and New York University where he studied dance composition. He describes the opening of his studio in New York's Chinatown and his modern dance company, Chen and Dancers
Dance on Indrani by Indrani Rahman( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Indrani discusses the history of Indian classical dance. She explains how Indian dance evolved during the British rule of India. She reminisces about her own early career and the career of her mother, Ragini Devi. Indrani also explains her teaching techniques and her notation system
Dance on David Mooney( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Mooney, a Pilates specialist who runs the Modern Body Contrology studio in Kansas City, Mo., discusses the Pilates method of contrology, an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates as a means of using the mind to work the body more efficiently. Mooney, a former dancer, talks about his dance career in Kansas City, and his studies of the Pilates method in New York with Romana Kryzanowsky, who carried on Joseph Pilates's work after his death in 1967. He describes Pilates's invention and use of devices such as the Universal Reformer as aids in executing the exercises, and the benefits of the method in rehabilitating and conditioning the body
Dance on: Jennifer Scanlon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer Jennifer Scanlon reminisces about her childhood training (including her ideas on the philosophy and problems of teaching dance to children) and her studies at Jacob's Pillow with Jean Cébron. Her performing experiences include membership in the Merry-Go-Rounders, a children's theater company, and the José Limón Dance Company. She also discusses her work in restaging Limón's work for other companies
Anna Halprin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Halprin began to challenge the modern dance movement in the 1950s. She sought a less structured style of performance, and encouraged improvisation and experimentation
Dance on: Hikari Baba( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hikari Baba, a young Japanese dancer and choreographer now resident in the United States, discusses aspects of her career both in Japan, where she danced with Mieko Fuji, and in the United States, where she studied at the Juilliard School with Billie Mahoney and others. She discusses the challenges of moving between two cultures, notes the experiences of her compatriot Tatsuo Mochizuki, and talks about her company, Baba Dancers. Mahoney screens an excerpt from a camera study she made of Baba for the International Congress on Movement Notation in 1984
Dance on: Janet Hamburg( Visual )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Hamburg, director of dance in the Dept. of Music and Dance at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, looks back upon her childhood dance training and college education, which ultimately led to her study of Laban movement analysis. She discusses various aspects of this system, which grew out of the work of Rudolf Laban and Warren Lamb, and the related system of Bartenieff Fundamentals, developed by Irmgard Bartenieff. In conclusion, she describes her own application of Laban movement analysis to athletic training and movement work with children and the elderly
Dance on by Indrani Rahman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Indrani discusses the history of Indian classical dance. She explains how Indian dance evolved during the British rule of India. She reminisces about her own early career and the career of her mother, Ragini Devi. Indrani also explains her teaching techniques and her notation system
 
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