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Liebe Hanya : Mary Wigman's letters to Hanya Holm

Author: Mary Wigman
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2003.
Series: Studies in dance history (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary Wigman's groundbreaking choreography and inspired performances in Germany during the 1910s and 1920s placed modern dance on an equal footing with modern painting, theater, and film. Her disciple Hanya Holm took Wigman's aesthetic philosophy to the United States in 1931, effectively adapting it to the American temperament through her teaching and concert works and as a choreographer of Broadway musicals such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Lettres (Descripteur de forme)
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Correspondence
Named Person: Mary Wigman; Hanya Holm; Hanya Holm; Mary Wigman; Hanya Holm; Mary Wigman; Hanya Holm; Mary Wigman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wigman
ISBN: 0299190706 9780299190705 0299190749 9780299190743
OCLC Number: 51892531
Description: xxvii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A matter of loyalty --
Hanya Holm and Mary Wigman / Hedwig Müller --
MARY WIGMAN'S LETTERS TO HANYA HOLM: 1920-1930: Dresden --
1930-1931: New York, Dresden --
1932: United States --
1932-1935: Dresden --
1937-1941: Dresden --
1946-1949: Leipzig --
1949-1956: Berlin --
1956-1964: Berlin --
1965-1971: Berlin --
Appendix 1: Summaries of Letters from Johann GEorg Benkert to Hanya Holm --
Appendix 2: Letters from Mary Wigman and Hanya Holm to Louise Kloepper --
Appendix 3: Letters from Mary Wigman to Pola Nirenska.
Series Title: Studies in dance history (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Mary Wigman's letters to Hanya Holm
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Claudia Gitelman ; with an introduction by Hedwig Muller ; letters translated by Marianne Forster and Catherine T. Klingler ; additional translation by Shelley Frisch and Joanna Ratych.
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Documents the lives of two remarkable women artists who were at the center of 20th century dance modernism. Written between 1920 and 1971, Wigman's letters to Hanya Holm are a treasury of fascinating  Read more...

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