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Dance Conduit (Company)

Overview
Works: 36 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 38 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Pictorial works  History  Drama  Exhibition catalogs 
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Most widely held works by Dance Conduit (Company)
[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
[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
[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
[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 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
[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 Rosa Reyna]( 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 Mexican dancer, choreographer, and writer Rosa Reyna, who danced in several works created by José Limón in Mexico in 1950-1951, notably Antigona and Los cuatro soles; she also danced with Limón in Doris Humphrey's Passacaglia and fugue in C minor. Among the topics discussed are her impressions of Limón as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher; Humphrey's Story of mankind; Limón's Antigona, in which she danced the title role of the Greek heroine Antigone opposite Limón's Creon; her impressions of Limón's wife Pauline Lawrence; Limón's personal qualities; his enjoyment of Mexico and his Mexican heritage; his choreography classes, the first such given in Mexico; Humphrey's relationship with Limón as his artistic adviser; Limón's work The unsung; the energizing atmosphere of his rehearsals; his rare qualities as a dancer; Miguel Covarrubias' efforts to foster modern dance in Mexico
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
[Visual images of Pauline Koner ; and] [The Ark ; and] [Interview with Betty Jones]( 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 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]
[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
[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
[Clay Taliaferro teaching Limón technique]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. The first 44 min. of this tape depict Clay Taliaferro, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company, as he teaches an intermediate-level class in Limón technique to students of SUNY Purchase. This tape is not intended to depict a complete class, and the dance movement is not always fully visible. The class, accompanied by a percussionist, is already in progress as the tape begins. This tape also depicts items from the collection of Charles D. Tomlinson, a costume designer and close friend of Limón, including an oil painting of Tomlinson by Limón, a design for Limón's Missa brevis, and Tomlinson's sketch of Limón's farm in New Jersey (ca. 3 min.). The tape ends with exterior views of Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, which Limón attended (ca. 8 min.)
[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
[Interviews with José Limón's sisters]( 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. Interviews with José Limón's sisters Dora, Rosalva Landa (called Nana), and Guadalupe (called Lupe), the latter two interviewed together. They share reminiscences and anecdotes of José Limón in his youth, and his relationships with his parents and siblings. During the course of the discussion Limón is sometimes referred to by his nickname, Pepe. Also mentioned are "Pauline" [his wife, Pauline Lawrence] and "Chuck" [his assistant and close friend Charles D. Tomlinson]. Other siblings in the Limón family are Jesús, Florentino [referred to as "Tino"], Roberto, and Peter [also referred to as Pedro]
[Interview with Daniel Lewis]( 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. 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]
[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
[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
 
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