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A gathering for Bessie

Author: Carolyn AdamsNorton OwenElise BernhardtMerce CunninghamRonald Kevin BrownAll authors
Publisher: 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Memorial service for Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997), the inspirational teacher and mentor of many modern dance choreographers.
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Genre/Form: Dance
Video
Named Person: Bessie Schönberg; Bessie Schönberg
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Adams; Norton Owen; Elise Bernhardt; Merce Cunningham; Ronald Kevin Brown; Herbert Brewster; Deborah Jowitt; Elizabeth Keen; Kay Cummings; Don Redlich; Viola Farber; Martha Bowers; Susan Marshall; Luis Resto; Eileen Thomas; Mark DeChiazza; Francis Mason; Shäm Mosher; Adrienne Thorn; Beverly Emmons; D A Pennebaker; Chris Hegedus; Ellen Kogan; Carol Kyros Walker; Ted Striggles; Jim Martine; David R White; Meredith Monk; Robert Een; Dave Meschter; Debby Lee Cohen; Tony Giovannetti; Phil Sandström; Dennis Diamond; Pennebaker Hegedus Films.; Video D Studios.
OCLC Number: 77829678
Credits: Production manager, Philip Sandström.
Event notes: Videotaped at the Joyce Theater, New York, N.Y., on June 29, 1997; video documentation, Dennis Diamond, Video D Studios.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: [Welcome] / by Carolyn Adams. [Speeches] / by Norton Owen, Elise Bernhardt, Merce Cunningham. Better days (excerpt from a full-length work scheduled to premiere in fall 1998) / choreography and performance, Ronald K. Brown; music, Herbert Brewster, sung by Tanya Blount and Lauryn Hill; lighting, Philip W. Sandström. [Speeches] / by Deborah Jowitt, Elizabeth Keen, Kay Cummings, Don Redlich, Viola Farber, Martha Bowers. Arms (1984) / choreography, Susan Marshall; music, Luis Resto; original lighting, Mitchell Bogard, adapted for this performance by Philip W. Sandström; performed by Eileen Thomas and Mark DeChiazza. [Speeches] / by Francis Mason, Shäm Mosher, Adrienne Thorn, Beverly Emmons. [Film excerpt:] Bessie Schoenberg ... the meddler: a portrait of Bessie Schoenberg / presented by Pennebaker Hegedus Films. Excerpt from a film in progress. For the completed film, see: *MGZIA 4-3422 Bessie. [Speeches] / by Ellen Kogan, Carol Walker, Ted Striggles, Jim and Pat Martine, David R. White, Meredith Monk. Facing north (excerpt) / [created] by Meredith Monk in collaboration with Robert Een; sound design, David Meschter, Applied Audio Technologies; costumes, Debby Lee Cohen; lighting, Tony Giovannetti; performed by Meredith Monk and Robert Een. [Song with audience participation] / led by Meredith Monk and Robert Een.
Other Titles: Better days (Choreographic work : Brown)
Arms (Choreographic work : Marshall)
Facing north (Choreographic work : Monk and Een)

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Memorial service for Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997), the inspirational teacher and mentor of many modern dance choreographers.

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