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Four pioneers

Author: National Educational Television and Radio Center.
Publisher: [New York] : National Educational Television and Radio Center, ©1965.
Series: U.S.A.--dance.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces four major choreographers--Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holm--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 teacher 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; Jac Venza; Charles Dubin; Bo Goldman; Charles Dubin; Bo Goldman; Martha Graham; Hanya Holm; Doris Humphrey; Jac Venza; Charles Weidman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Educational Television and Radio Center.
OCLC Number: 40779387
Notes: Originally produced as a 16 mm. film.
Reproduced, with permission from Indiana University Media Resources, in 1998.
Credits: Cameraman/film editor, Eugene Marner ; narrator, Alvin Epstein ; choreographer, Doris Humphrey.
Description: 1 videocassette (29 min., 2 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: U.S.A.--dance.
Other Titles: Passacaglia and fugue in C minor (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Responsibility: producer, Jac Venza ; director, Charles S. Dubin ; writer, Bo Goldman.

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Introduces four major choreographers--Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holm--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 teacher 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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