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Author: Norton OwenAnn VachonMalachi RothJeff Levy-HinteNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts.All authors
Publisher: 1996.
Series: Limón: a life beyond words
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Norton Owen gives an informal guided tour of the exhibition The dance heroes of José Limón, which he curated. The exhibition is chronologically arranged. Dance works discussed include Humphrey's Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías and Day on earth; and Limón's Concerto grosso; Danzas mexicanas, La Malinche, Tonantzintla, The moor's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Interviews
Video
Named Person: José Limón; Harald Kreutzberg; Charles Weidman; Doris Humphrey; May O'Donnell; Pauline Lawrence; Lucas Hoving; Pauline Koner; Miguel Covarrubias; Betty Jones; Don Forbes; John Martin; Deborah Jowitt; Martha Hill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Norton Owen; Ann Vachon; Malachi Roth; Jeff Levy-Hinte; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.; Dance Conduit (Company); Antidote Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 79409462
Notes: Cassette 1 has audio problems beginning at ca. 44 min. into the tape.
Performer(s): Interviewee: Norton Owen.
Interviewer: Ann Vachon.
Event notes: Videotaped at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y., in 1996.
Description: 2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Cassette 1 (ca. 60 min.). Topics include: Limón's parental heritage; Harald Kreutzberg's role as catalyst of his career as dancer and choreographer; his work with Charles Weidman and the Humphrey-Weidman Company; his work on Broadway (concurrent to his concert work); his partnerships with Letitia Ide, Ernestine Stodelle, and Eleanor King; his collaboration with May O'Donnell; his work in the Special Services branch of the Army during World War II; his dance trio with Beatrice Seckler, and Dorothy Bird; genesis of the José Limón Dance Company; Doris Humphrey's role as artistic director; his residencies at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City; his role as teacher. Cassette 2 (ca. 41 min.). Discussion of Limón's human side, as demonstrated through various artifacts, including items from his pewter collection, portraits painted by him, and a portrait of him by his mentor Don Forbes. Other topics include: the continuation of his company and works; his marriage to Pauline Lawrence; sources used for the exhibition; the special insights into Limón's works displayed by dance critics John Martin and Deborah Jowitt; the Limón company's 1954 tour to South America; the importance of Limón's faculty position at The Juilliard School; the support of Martha Hill, director of Juilliard's dance division; the spreading of Limón's influence through his teaching at Juilliard and the American Dance Festival. Following the discussion, there are ca. 12 min. of additional views of items in the exhibition.
Series Title: Limón: a life beyond words
Responsibility: Dance Conduit/Antidote Films ; directed by Malachi Roth ; produced by Ann Vachon and Jeffrey Levy-Hinte.

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Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Norton Owen gives an informal guided tour of the exhibition The dance heroes of José Limón, which he curated. The exhibition is chronologically arranged. Dance works discussed include Humphrey's Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías and Day on earth; and Limón's Concerto grosso; Danzas mexicanas, La Malinche, Tonantzintla, The moor's pavane, The exiles, The visitation, There is a time, Missa brevis, The traitor, A choreographic offering, The Emperor Jones. Personalities discussed include Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Lucas Hoving, Pauline Koner, Miguel Covarrubias, Betty Jones, and others (see contents notes below).

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