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A life in motion oral history transcript, 1991-1992 : Bella Lewitzky

Author: Bella Lewitzky; Richard Cándida Smith; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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The interview begins with Lewitzky's childhood and education in So. Calif., and continues with her decision to become a dancer, her years with Lester Horton's companies, her summons to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, marriage and motherhood, and the formation of the Lewitzky Dance Company. Major topics discussed include managing a dance co., the casting, costuming, staging, musical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Bella Lewitzky; Larry Attaway; Agnes De Mille; Rudi Gernreich; Martha Graham; Sean Greene; Lester Horton; Kurt Weinheimer
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Bella Lewitzky; Richard Cándida Smith; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 39761962
Notes: Transcript of a 29-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: 3 volumes (xiii, 1031 leaves), bound : portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: interviewed by Richard Cándida Smith.

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The interview begins with Lewitzky's childhood and education in So. Calif., and continues with her decision to become a dancer, her years with Lester Horton's companies, her summons to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, marriage and motherhood, and the formation of the Lewitzky Dance Company. Major topics discussed include managing a dance co., the casting, costuming, staging, musical accompaniment, and performance of particular dances, the relationship of dance to other art forms, the teaching and training of dancers, Idyllwild School of Music and Arts and the Calif. Inst. of the Arts, federal funding of the arts, feminist issues, and Lewitzky's philosophy of dance and choreography.

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