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Trailblazers of modern dance

Author: WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center.
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Audio-Visual Center, ©1977.
Series: Dance in America.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviews the history of modern dance in America from its beginnings in the early 1900's to the appearance of Martha Graham in the early 1930's. Includes rare film footage of Doris Humphrey, Ruth St. Denis, Anna Pavlova, and what is believed to be Isadora Duncan, among others, along with reconstructed performances of Duncan's Scriabin études, St. Denis and Humphrey's Soaring, and Ted Shawn's Polonaise.
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Genre/Form: History
Video tapes
Named Person: Doris Humphrey; Ruth St Denis; Anna Pavlova; Doris Humphrey; Anna Pavlova; Ruth St Denis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center.
OCLC Number: 14253863
Credits: Producers, Merrill Brockway, Judy Kimberg; directed by Emile Ardolino; written by Elizabeth Kendall; photographed by Walter Edel, John Feher, Ronnie Smith.
Performer(s): Dancers: Lynn Seymour, Clif de Raita, Nancy Colahan, Annabelle Gamson, Tim Wengerd ; choreographers: Sir Frederick Aston, Ted Shawn, Klarna Pinska, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Isadora Duncan, Norman Walker.
Michael Tolan.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) 60 min. : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Five Brahms waltzes --
Spear dance Japonesque --
Soaring --
Étude and mother --
Polonaise.
Series Title: Dance in America.
Responsibility: WNET/13 ; produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kimberg ; directed by Emile Ardolino ; written by Elizabeth Kendall.

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Reviews the history of modern dance in America from its beginnings in the early 1900's to the appearance of Martha Graham in the early 1930's. Includes rare film footage of Doris Humphrey, Ruth St. Denis, Anna Pavlova, and what is believed to be Isadora Duncan, among others, along with reconstructed performances of Duncan's Scriabin études, St. Denis and Humphrey's Soaring, and Ted Shawn's Polonaise.

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