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|Named Person:||Mary Anthony; Mary Ford; Ross Parkes; Yuriko Kimura; Anna Sokolow; Charles Weidman; Louise Kloepper; Tonia Shimin|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Contains the same interview material, recorded by a different camera, as *MGZIA 4-3634 Mary Anthony and Mary Ford interviews, camera two, 7/22/98.
|Performer(s):||Interviewer: Tonia Shimin.|
|Production notes:||Videotaped in New York on July 22, 1998 ; videography, Dennis Diamond.|
|Description:||2 videocassettes (97 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)|
|Contents:||Cassette 1. [Interview with Mary Anthony] (ca. 49 min.) / Anthony discusses her interest in Biblical themes in dance, and her works In the beginning (with Ross Parkes as Adam and Yuriko Kimura as Eve), Cain and Abel, and Antiphon ; her visit to Israel ; her admiration for passion in dancing, and her belief that the artist must experience the full emotional range of life ; the inspiration she finds in her dancers, with Ceremony of carols as an example ; her company's revivals of Sokolow's Rooms and Dreams, and Weidman's Fables for our time ; teaching in the Artists-in-Schools program ; the evolution of her teaching, and the influence of Louise Kloepper ; sources of inspiration for her teaching, including nature and the visual arts ; the creative component of her class ; her different approaches to different class levels ; the importance of "seeing movement" ; the present-day emphasis on technique, to the detriment of emotional expression. The first 42 min. of this interview also appear on *MGZIA 4-3632 Mary Anthony interview, camera one and two, 7/22/98. The interview is followed by ca. 10 min. of candid footage, and a preparatory shot of Mary Ford. Cassette 2. [Interview with Mary Ford] (ca. 36 min.) / Mary Ford, now a dancer with the Limón Dance Company, discusses her impressions of Mary Anthony, with whom she has studied since 1993 ; Anthony's qualities as a teacher ; specific examples of her teaching, and ways in which her students learn to "see movement" ; how she helped develop Ford's skills as a choreographer both in terms of outward form and inner life ; creating roles in Anthony's Tabula rasa (1996) and the solo The Magdalen ; Anthony as a role model, and her nurturance of young talent ; their friendship, and Anthony's influence upon her life ; how Ford began to work with Anthony.|
|Series Title:||Mary Anthony: a life in modern dance preliminary footage.|
- Anthony, Mary.
- Ford, Mary.
- Parkes, Ross.
- Kimura, Yuriko.
- Sokolow, Anna.
- Weidman, Charles.
- Kloepper, Louise.
- Shimin, Tonia.
- Mary Anthony Dance Theatre.
- National Endowment for the Arts. -- Artists-in-Schools Program.
- In the beginning (Choreographic work : Anthony)
- Cain and Abel (Choreographic work : Anthony)
- Antiphon (Choreographic work : Anthony)
- Ceremony of carols (Choreographic work : Anthony)
- Rooms (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
- Dreams (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
- Fables for our time (Choreographic work : Weidman)
- Tabula rasa (Choreographic work : Anthony)
- Magdalen (Choreographic work : Anthony)
- Dancers -- United States -- 20th century.
- Choreographers -- United States -- 20th century.
- Dance teachers -- United States.
- Modern dance -- United States.