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|Named Person:||Lucas Hoving; José Limón; Doris Humphrey; Kurt Jooss; Lavina Nielsen; Pauline Koner; Simon Sadoff; Pauline Lawrence|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lucas Hoving; Ann Vachon; Malachi Roth; Jeff Levy-Hinte; Dance Conduit (Company); Antidote Films (Firm)
|Performer(s):||Interviewer: Ann Vachon.|
|Production notes:||Videotaped at Lucas Hoving's apartment in San Francisco, Calif., in summer 1996.|
|Description:||2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.|
|Contents:||Cassette 1 (ca. 61 min.). Tape begins with candid footage; interview starts after ca. 7 min. Hoving, who was born in the Netherlands, discusses his arrival in the U.S. with Kurt Jooss's dance company; his first meeting with Limón; his lack of affinity for the choreography of Doris Humphrey, Limón's artistic adviser, with the exception of Ruins and visions; the pivotal role that The moor's pavane played in his life; the choreographic contributions made to it by him and Pauline Koner [who danced the role of Emilia]; the dance works Dialogues, Visitation, and The traitor; works danced by "Vinny" [Lavina Nielsen, Hoving's wife]; Limón's reserve about discussing either his works or his emotions; the strong influence exerted upon Limón by three women: his wife Pauline Lawrence, Koner, and Doris Humphrey; Limón's personal qualities; a meeting between Jooss, Limón, and himself in Paris; his opinion that there is no actual Limón technique. Cassette 2. Conclusion of interview (ca. 28 min.). Hoving discusses his roles in The Emperor Jones and The traitor; his participation in The moor's pavane; his admiration of Limón's Missa brevis, which he never danced, and its notable interpreters Clay [Taliaferro] and Carlos [Orta]; the role of Jooss and Limón as important forces in his life; the human quality of Missa brevis. Following the interview, photographs of Hoving, Limón, and others are filmed (ca. 5 min.); the voices of Hoving, Vachon, and others are audible off-camera, and some of the photographers are orally identified. Photographs of The moor's pavane, La Malinche, and other works are depicted. Views of the California landscape (ca. 2 min.) close the recording.|
|Series Title:||Limón: a life beyond words|
|Responsibility:||Dance Conduit/Antidote Films ; directed by Malachi Roth ; produced by Ann Vachon and Jeffrey Levy-Hinte.|
- Hoving, Lucas -- Interviews.
- Limón, José.
- Humphrey, Doris, -- 1895-1958.
- Jooss, Kurt, -- 1901-
- Nielsen, Lavina.
- Koner, Pauline.
- Sadoff, Simon.
- Lawrence, Pauline.
- Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
- Ruins and visions (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
- Traitor (Choreographic work : Limón)
- Missa brevis (Choreographic work : Limón)
- Malinche (Choreographic work : Limón)