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Interview with Theodora Wiesner.

Author: Theodora Wiesner
Publisher: 1979.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disc 1 (ca. 46 min.). Wiesner describes her development in modern dance; her encounter with Martha Hill at New York University; studying and teaching at Bennington College's summer dance program during the 1930's and 1940; teaching at the Univ. of Pennsylvania; studying with Louis Horst, Norman Lloyd, and Martha Graham. She compares Martha Graham's to Doris Humphrey's technique and choreographic styles and describes
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Named Person: Theodora Wiesner; Martha Hill; Louis Horst; Norman Lloyd; Martha Graham; Doris Humphrey; John Martin; Hanya Holm; Erik Hawkins; Martha Graham; Erik Hawkins; Martha Hill; Hanya Holm; Louis Horst; Doris Humphrey; Norman Lloyd; John Martin; Theodora Wiesner
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Theodora Wiesner
OCLC Number: 80727782
Notes: Recorded on June 27, 1979. Interviewer is not identified.
Description: 3 audio discs : digital (approximately 143 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.

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Disc 1 (ca. 46 min.). Wiesner describes her development in modern dance; her encounter with Martha Hill at New York University; studying and teaching at Bennington College's summer dance program during the 1930's and 1940; teaching at the Univ. of Pennsylvania; studying with Louis Horst, Norman Lloyd, and Martha Graham. She compares Martha Graham's to Doris Humphrey's technique and choreographic styles and describes performing in Graham's work Panorama.

Disc 2 (ca. 38 min.). Wiesner speaks about taking classes at Bennington; studying dance criticism with John Martin; dancing for Graham; Graham's approach as compared to that of Humphrey-Weidman to dance technique and style; her impressions of Hanya Holm and the influence of German modern dance on dance in the U.S.

Disc 3 (ca. 59 min.). Wiesner speaks about the summer of 1938 at Bennington; studying at Mills College in 1939; describes Erick Hawkins and Merce Cunningham in Graham's company; performing in Graham's work Primitive mysteries; working for the U.S. Navy; the development of Connecticut College's summer dance program and becoming director of that program.

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