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National Initiative to Preserve American Dance

Overview
Works: 42 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed plays  Documentary television programs  Television plays  Nonfiction films  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary films  Educational films 
Classifications: PR2829, 822.33
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Most widely held works by National Initiative to Preserve American Dance
Two ecstatic themes : circular descent, pointed ascent( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches Sarita Smith-Childs in Doris Humphrey's Two ecstatic themes, a solo in two parts, Circular descent and Pointed ascent. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. The sections are preceded by video clips showing the choreography in performance, and key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the work concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
Air for the G string by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Air for the G string, a work for five dancers. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Key concepts are identified in subtitles. A b & w film of the work, recorded in 1934 with Doris Humphrey as the central dancer, is screened in full at the beginning and end of the coaching session, and excerpts from this film precede each section. A full performance of the work, recorded in 1995, concludes the tape
The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restaging of Doris Humphrey's The Shakers, performed by students at the 5th annual Doris Humphrey Technique Workshop in Oak Park, Ill. Footage from Gail Corbin's preparatory rehearsals with the students provides a detailed breakdown and analysis of the choreography. Ernestine Stodelle's coaching, given after she had viewed a dress rehearsal, is illustrated with still photographs depicting the Shakers' life and arts, and rehearsal and performance excerpts. A full performance of the work concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
Water study by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Water study, which is performed without musical accompaniment. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Each section is preceded by a video clip depicting the choreography in performance, and key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the work concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
The call ; Breath of fire( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches Nina Watt in two solos choreographed by Doris Humphrey, The call and Breath of Fire. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the two solos concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
The Collaborative Editing Project to Document Dance : an intitiative of the Dance Division, the New York Public Library for the Performang Arts by Mindy N Levine( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Herbert Migdoll by Herbert Migdoll( Recording )

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

Cassette 1. Recorded April 19, 1996, Mr. Migdoll recounts meeting Gerald Arpino; describes the 1965 Robert Joffrey Ballet season at the Rebekah Harkness Foundation Dance Festival at the Delacorte Theater in New York City's Central Park; discusses Edwin Denby; his own attraction to the Joffrey company and its repertory; Arpino's ballet Viva Vivaldi!; the dancing of Robert Blankshine and Luis Fuente; covertly photographing Joffrey Ballet performances at City Center; combining graphic design with photography; the Robert Joffrey Ballet tour to the Harper Theater in Chicago; Lotte Goslar's choreography Charivari; aesthetics in dance photography; craftsmanship in dance photography; time-lapse dance photography; his training in the visual arts at Cooper Union; working at New York's Museum of Modern Art; Alexander Ewing; Isadora Bennett; Massine's ballet Parade; Jooss' choreography The green table; critics' reactions to Arpino's choreography; Meredith Monk; Twyla Tharp; Joffrey's ballet Astarte; dancer Trinette Singleton; Mr. Fuente performing the role of the profiteer in Parade; and compares Fuente's dancing with that of Mikhail Baryshnikov
The singer's voice : breath by Margaret Dragu( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work originally presented as a "living" installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art, from May 28 through June 21, 1998
Part three (My fair lady)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Lucia Chase by Lucia Chase( Recording )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Walter Terry introduces Lucia Chase, co-director with Oliver Smith of American Ballet Theatre. Miss Chase discusses the recent matching grants for American Ballet Theatre from the National Council on the Arts; problems of managing a company such as American Ballet Theatre which makes government and/or private support a necessity; American Ballet Theatre's repertory; the company's dancers and their training; the Ballet Theatre Workshops; how she became co-director of the company
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Subtitled "a dance in three acts." According to the program note, the ballet was "adapted by Lar Lubovitch from a story originated by Geraldi Cintio in the Hecatommithi (Hundred Tales), published in Venice in 1566, and William Shakespeare's play Othello, the Moor of Venice, written around 1602, whose characters and basic plot were adapted from the Cintio tale."
Badenya '98, Abdoulaye Diabate : a tribute to Samory Turay and his time ; a festival of oral tradition, music, and dance of West Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Performance of vocal and instrumental music ; no dance content. According to the program, Almamy Samory Turay (also known as Samori Toure) "was the greatest West African leader of the 19th century -- 'the Napoleon of the Sudan' -- and the finest example of African dignity expressed in resistance."
With sword drawn he dances : (or the education of a gentleman)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Badenya '98, Kotchegna Dance Company : a tribute to Samory Turay and his time ; a festival of oral tradition, music, and dance of West Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview-demonstration with Janet Collins: The art of performing by Janet Collins( Recording )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miss Collins discusses the art of performing; preparing a performance; differences between the techniques of ballet and of modern dance; working with Zachary Solov on a role; characteristics of different audiences; her philosophy of performing; the problems of being both performer and choreographer. She performs phrases from her dance, Spirituals, explaining the movement, and the ideas and feelings upon which the dance is based
Interview with José Limón by José Limón( Recording )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collaborative editing to document dance : a forum of choreographers and videographers( Visual )

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

Three groups of choreographers and videographers discuss the process of collaborating on film or video recordings of dance works. They describe their own special and sometimes divergent viewpoints and goals, noting the differences between working for the stage and the camera, and the necessity of reconciling these differences in order to produce a successful recording. They compare different approaches to recording dance works (e.g., documentary, storytelling), and the roles played by the choreographer and the videographer in shooting and editing the work. In response to a question from the audience, the videographers discuss the amount of time a video recording requires, from preparation to post-production (including editing). The discussion is illustrated by excerpts from the video collaborations of the panelists. An excerpt from Geoffrey Holder's Prodigal prince was screened but not recorded for this video record due to union restrictions. The program concludes with a question-and-answer session
Native American Dance Project( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Native American Dance Project is a collaborative project between Atlatl, Inc. and the Heard Museum. The Project will define the practical and cultural issues that impact the documentation of Native American dance, and to produce a set of standards and protocols that will guide researchers, presenters and media producers, including both Native and non-Native people, in their interactions to document and preserve Native American dance activities. The project will also identify existing Native American dance materials that are housed in museum, library and archive collections throughout the country and make these materials accessible through a codified database and reference collection. These materials were collected during the granting period and remain an open collection
Badenya '98, Sekouba Kandia Kouyate : a tribute to Samory Turay and his time ; a festival of oral tradition, music, and dance of West Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Performance of vocal and instrumental music ; no dance content. According to the program, Almamy Samory Turay (also known as Samori Toure) "was the greatest West African leader of the 19th century -- 'the Napoleon of the Sudan' -- and the finest example of African dignity expressed in resistance."
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 40th anniversary gala( Visual )

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

 
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