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Charles Weidman, on his own

Author: Virginia Brooks; Janet Mendelsohn; Charles Weidman; Alwin Nikolais; Dance Horizons Video (Firm)
Publisher: Pennington, NJ : Dance Horizons Video, 1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the career of modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman from his roots in Lincoln, Neb., to his beginnings with Denishawn, his association with Doris Humphreys, and the Weidman Theatre Dance Company. The basics of the Humphrey-Weidman technique are explained and demonstrated. Contains historical footage of Weidman performing with Humphrey, speaking about his work, teaching a class in kinetic pantomime. Full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
History
Named Person: Charles Weidman; Charles Weidman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Brooks; Janet Mendelsohn; Charles Weidman; Alwin Nikolais; Dance Horizons Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0871271575 9780871271570
OCLC Number: 22954707
Notes: Originally produced in 1990; copyright held by the Charles Weidman Dance Foundation.
Credits: Narrator, Alwin Nikolais ; score, Peter Carino.
Cast: Written by Janet Mendelsohn ; film score, Peter Carino.
Description: 1 videocassette (59 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, NTSC.
Contents: Dance reconstructions: On my mother's side (1939) --
Study in contrast --
Men's dance (1935) --
Flickers (1941) --
Lynchtown (1936) --
Brahms waltzes (1961) --
Christmas oratorio (1961). Archival dance excerpts: New dance (1935) --
Duo drama (1935) --
Men's dance (1935) --
Traditions (1935) --Visualization or From a farm in New Jersey (1974)
Other Titles: Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
On my mother's side (Choreographic work : Weidman).
Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman).
Brahms waltzes, opus 39 (Choreographic work : Weidman).
Christmas oratorio (Choreographic work : Weidman).
Responsibility: a presentation of the Charles Weidman Dance Foundation ; directed and edited by Virginia Brooks, Janet Mendelsohn ; written by Janet Mendelsohn.

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Traces the career of modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman from his roots in Lincoln, Neb., to his beginnings with Denishawn, his association with Doris Humphreys, and the Weidman Theatre Dance Company. The basics of the Humphrey-Weidman technique are explained and demonstrated. Contains historical footage of Weidman performing with Humphrey, speaking about his work, teaching a class in kinetic pantomime. Full performance of Lynchtown and excerpts from On My Mother's Side, Flickers, Brahms Waltzes and Christmas Oratorio included.

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