RT Sound Recording DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 54894796 LA English T1 Interview with Hanya Holm A1 Holm, Hanya,, Siegel, Marcia B., YR 1973 AB Side A, ca. 45 min. [Begins abruptly.] Hanya Holm speaks about how she came to study with Mary [Wigman]; the cooperative relationship between Wigman and her students; [Rudolf von] Laban's focus on theory rather than experience; dance as an expression of the inner life; whether modern dance today contains this essence; the relationship of physical movement to the expression of emotion; the technique taught by Wigman; her teaching methods; more on the cooperative relationship between Wigman, Holm, and Wigman's other students; Wigman as a person; their lifelong friendship; Wigman's funeral; the rich cultural life in Dresden; distinguishing between moving and dancing; Holm's dislike of literalness [ends abruptly]. Side B, ca. 45 min. [Begins abruptly.] Holm speaks about coming to the United States in 1931 to teach Wigman's technique; Holm's public distancing of herself from political issues in the United States and in Germany; Wigman's relationship with the Nazi government, including being labeled a degenerate artist [short gap]; Wigman's influence on her thinking; more on Wigman as a person and their relationship; the lack of films of Wigman's work; early audience and critical responses to Wigman's work; difficulty in achieving acceptance of Holm's own company in the United States; Holm's view that Wigman was a ground-breaking artist.