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Bennington School of the Dance, 1938, Fifth annual session

Author: Charles WeidmanDoris HumphreyCharles Humphrey WoodfordMartha GrahamLouis HorstAll authors
Publisher: Bennington, Vt. : Bennington College, 2003, 1938.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Candid footage and dance excerpts, including demonstrations of various modern dance techniques, filmed in open air settings at Bennington School of the Dance and environs. The faculty and staff of the 1938 session comprised Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holm, all of whom were in residence for the full session. Norman Lloyd was the musical director, and Arch Lauterer the designer of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Weidman; Doris Humphrey; Charles Humphrey Woodford; Martha Graham; Louis Horst; Mary Josephine Shelly; John Martin; Louise Martin; Ted Shawn; Hanya Holm; Robin Gregory; William Bales; George Bockman; Erick Hawkins; Elizabeth Waters; Jane Dudley; José Limón; Doris Isabelle Ewing; Bennington School of the Dance.
OCLC Number: 54022561
Notes: Title and program data from accompanying data sheet.
Credits: Identifications of people in the film made by Sali Ann Kriegsman, Mary Anne Santos Newhall, Charles Woodford, and Ann Vachon.
Event notes: Filmed at Bennington School of the Dance, Bennington, Vt., in 1938; film documentation, Doris Isabelle Ewing.
Description: 1 videodisc (16 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Candid footage (first 4 min. of tape) / includes glimpses of Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey with her son, Charles Woodford; Martha Graham; Louis Horst (briefly glimpsed to left of Graham); Mary Jo Shelly, administrative director of the Bennington School of Dance (waving to camera); John Martin, dance critic for the New York Times, with his wife Louise Martin (in flowered dress); Ted Shawn (in white robe, first seen walking away from camera); Hanya Holm (in black dress with white sash); landscapes and street scenes; Robin Gregory (with red hair, in striped top, holding cigarette); horse and calf. Dance excerpts (beginning at ca. 4 min. into tape) / including: Humphrey technique, demonstrated by a female dancer in white tunic; dance by a female dancer in long dress; various movements performed by a female dancer in two-piece outfit; various movements performed by two men, tentatively identified as Bill Bales and George Bockman; Hanya Holm technique as taught by Louise Kloepper, demonstrated by a female dancer in white tunic; duet by a member of Holm's group and a man tentatively identified as Erick Hawkins; various movements performed by Elizabeth Waters (in orange skirt); Graham technique, demonstrated by Jane Dudley (in white two-piece outfit); glimpses of Doris Humphrey (in long red dress) and José Limón (in dark trunks); excerpts probably of Variations and conclusion from New dance, performed by members of Humphrey's group, including Limón, subsequently joined by Humphrey; solo dancing by Humphrey. Candid footage (begins at ca. 14 min., continues to end of recording) / views of a car, riverbank, swimmers.
Other Titles: New dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)

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Candid footage and dance excerpts, including demonstrations of various modern dance techniques, filmed in open air settings at Bennington School of the Dance and environs. The faculty and staff of the 1938 session comprised Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holm, all of whom were in residence for the full session. Norman Lloyd was the musical director, and Arch Lauterer the designer of the festival production.

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