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Dance: four pioneers

Author: National Educational Television and Radio Center.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center.
Publisher: Released by Indiana University Audio-Visual Center, 1966.
Series: U.S.A.--dance.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces four major choreographers--Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holt--who revolted against the conventions of ballet to produce American modern dance. Employs film clips and still photographs taken in 1934 to show the dancers and their teachers during the beginning days at Mount Bennington College. Each choreographer explains his view of the meaning dance should have within the arts.  Read more...
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Named Person: Martha Graham; Doris Humphrey; Charles Weidman; Hanya Holm; Martha Graham; Hanya Holm; Doris Humphrey; Charles Weidman
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Educational Television and Radio Center.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center.
OCLC Number: 4940117
Credits: Executive producer, Jac Venza.
Description: 30 min. sd. b&w. 16 mm.
Series Title: U.S.A.--dance.
Responsibility: National Educational Television.

Abstract:

Introduces four major choreographers--Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holt--who revolted against the conventions of ballet to produce American modern dance. Employs film clips and still photographs taken in 1934 to show the dancers and their teachers during the beginning days at Mount Bennington College. Each choreographer explains his view of the meaning dance should have within the arts. Includes a full production of Doris Humphrey's Passacaglia by the American Dance Theatre at Lincoln Center in 1965.

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