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|Named Person:||Hanya Holm; Erick Hawkins; Mary Anthony; Charles Weidman|
|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rod A Rodgers; Louise Sunshine
|Notes:||Interviewed by Louise Sunshine at the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
For transcript see *MGZMT 3-1841.
|Description:||5 audiocassettes (6 hr., 15 min.) + 1 transcript (165 leaves)|
Cassette 2. Recorded Aug. 13, 1993. Mr. Rodgers discusses the All city high school dance group; Norma Carter; technique and choreography; Hanya Holm; his first experiences in New York; his ideas about teaching; early presentations of his choreography; seeing Erick Hawkins perform; studying with Hawkins; and Mary Anthony.
Cassette 3. Mr. Rodgers discusses his work in the 1960's and 1970's; theater director Woodie King; studying the teaching of children with Bonnie Bird; early community work with the Mobilization for Youth dance project as a part of the "war on poverty"; repertory as a vehicle for training dancers; his choreographies Dances in projected space and Percussion suite; his working process; his current company; the history of his studio; learning Flickers from Charles Weidman; and plans for his company and school.
Cassette 4. Recorded Sept. 2, 1993. Mr. Rodgers discusses the 25th anniversary of his company; issues in community outreach; his choreographies Victims and Box 71; his thoughts on dance criticism; recent performance trends, particularly homoeroticism; other pieces in his company's repertory including Arena and Columbus encounters; his tours to Africa, Syria, and Portugal and the varying responses of different cultures to his work; his piece Intervals.
Cassette 5. Mr. Rodgers discusses his feelings about touring, running a company and presenting work in a difficult economic climate.
- Holm, Hanya, -- 1893-1992.
- Hawkins, Erick.
- Anthony, Mary.
- Weidman, Charles, -- 1901-1975.
- Rod Rodgers Dance Company.
- Mobilization for Youth.
- Dances in projected space (Choreographic work : Rodgers)
- Flickers (Choreographic work : Weidman)
- Box '71 (Choreographic work : Rodgers)
- Dance -- Economic aspects -- United States.