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The Spirit of Dance: Ballroom Dancing [electronic resource]

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Tribute to Julius Kaiser, a much respected and beloved ballroom teacher, coach and adjudicator in the Boston area. Kaiser himself traces his career from his beginnings as a folk dancer and notator in his native Hungary ; his study of ballet in Vienna ; his immigration to the U.S., where he was sponsored by the Arthur Murray Studio in Washington, D.C., and received a scholarship to Boston Conservatory of Music through the offices of the Dance Notation Bureau in New York ; his activities as a ballroom teacher and judge ; his current work with collegiate ballroom dancers. He also discusses the changes he has observed in ballroom dancing over the years, and the prospect of ballroom dancing (renamed dance sport) becoming an Olympic sport. Melissa Eisensmith and Bhak Tanta-Nanta, students [...]
Online
1997
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The Spirit of Dance: Boston Dance Alliance and the Dance Complex [electronic resource]

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This program profiles the Boston Dance Alliance and the Dance Complex, two organizations that offer resources for the dance community in Boston. It looks at classes and includes performances of Nicola Hawkins' Jane's Dream and Richelle Dupont's In Monet's Garden.
Online
1994
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The Spirit of Dance: Ethnic Dance Arts [electronic resource]

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Online
2004; 1996
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The Spirit of Dance: Exit Dance Theatre [electronic resource]

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Fontaine Dubus, a co-founder and artistic director of Exit Dance Theatre, a modern dance company based in Newburyport, Mass., discusses the company's founding, the origin of its name, and its special approach to choreography, which often involves collaboration and improvisation. She describes the qualities the company seeks in its dancers, the music and sources of inspiration for its choreography, its outreach activities in public schools, and its plans for the future. Works seen in video footage are Putting on airs, Vida nostra, Bathroom suite, and an untitled improvisational duet.
Online
2005; 1998
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The Spirit of Dance: Prometheus Dance Company [electronic resource]

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Discussion of Prometheus Dance Company, a modern dance theater company founded in 1986 and based at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, Mass. Artistic directors Diane Arvanites-Noya and Tommy Neblett discuss the company's aims, which include addressing social issues, and define dance theater as practiced by their company. Much of the discussion centers on Impromptus and intrigues, choreographed in collaboration by Arvanites-Noya and Neblett to the music of Franz Schubert, and seen in several video excerpts. The guests also discuss the company's past and future projects.
Online
2007; 1998
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The Spirit of Dance: Training a Ballerina [electronic resource]

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Discusses different training systems and approaches to teaching ballet, showing clips from two schools, the Cape Cod Dance Center and the Walnut Hill School. Annie Hart, producer of Ballet New England, describes Ballet New England, a company formed to give these students performing experience. Emily Hantman, a recent graduate of Walnut Hill School, describes that school's combination of arts and academic studies. Donna Silva, instructor of the Boston Ballet School, recalls her performing career with the Joffrey Ballet and the First Chamber Dance Company, and the difficulties of making a transition to teaching. Concludes with advice for aspiring dancers.
Online
1995
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The Spirit of Dance Ballroom Dancing [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Dance

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Tribute to Julius Kaiser, a much respected and beloved ballroom teacher, coach and adjudicator in the Boston area. Kaiser himself traces his career from his beginnings as a folk dancer and notator in his native Hungary ; his study of ballet in Vienna ; his immigration to the U.S., where he was sponsored by the Arthur Murray Studio in Washington, D.C., and received a scholarship to Boston Conservatory of Music through the offices of the Dance Notation Bureau in New York ; his activities as a ballroom teacher and judge ; his current work with collegiate ballroom dancers. He also discusses the changes he has observed in ballroom dancing over the years, and the prospect of ballroom dancing (renamed dance sport) becoming an Olympic sport. Melissa Eisensmith and Bhak Tanta-Nanta, students [...]
Online
1997
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The Spirit of Dance Prometheus Dance Company [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Dance

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Discussion of Prometheus Dance Company, a modern dance theater company founded in 1986 and based at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, Mass. Artistic directors Diane Arvanites-Noya and Tommy Neblett discuss the company's aims, which include addressing social issues, and define dance theater as practiced by their company. Much of the discussion centers on Impromptus and intrigues, choreographed in collaboration by Arvanites-Noya and Neblett to the music of Franz Schubert, and seen in several video excerpts. The guests also discuss the company's past and future projects.
Online
1998
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The Spirit of Dance Training a Ballerina [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Dance

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Discusses different training systems and approaches to teaching ballet, showing clips from two schools, the Cape Cod Dance Center and the Walnut Hill School. Annie Hart, producer of Ballet New England, describes Ballet New England, a company formed to give these students performing experience. Emily Hantman, a recent graduate of Walnut Hill School, describes that school's combination of arts and academic studies. Donna Silva, instructor of the Boston Ballet School, recalls her performing career with the Joffrey Ballet and the First Chamber Dance Company, and the difficulties of making a transition to teaching. Concludes with advice for aspiring dancers.
Online
1995
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The Spirit of Dance Boston Dance Alliance and the Dance Complex [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Dance

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Discussion of Boston Dance Alliance, the Dance Resource Center, and the Dance Complex, three related dance organizations sharing space in Central Square, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. Each provides services to the dance community in the Boston area: the Boston Dance Alliance as a network uniting dancers and choreographers ; the Dance Resource Center as a clearinghouse for information ; and the Dance Complex as a source of class, rehearsal and performance space, and a meeting point for artists and community members. Video excerpts include a montage of classes for adults and children at the Dance Complex ; and performance excerpts from Nicola Hawkins's Jane's dream, Richelle Dupont's In Monet's garden, and a shared choreographers' concert co-produced by Hilary Ross.
Online
1995
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The Spirit of Dance Ethnic Dance Arts [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Dance

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In separate interviews Martha Carr and Malena del Mar, former members of La Meri's dance company, discuss her work on Cape Cod, where she ended her career, and talk about their desire to preserve her choreography. With this purpose they have co-founded their own dance company, named Ethnic Dance Arts after La Meri's company. Carr and Del Mar are seen in video clips of dances from Tahiti, Hawaii and India ; Del Mar is also seen in a flamenco dance. Carr, in the studio, discusses some distinguishing characteristics of ethnic dance forms (hand gestures, use of the face and eyes, storytelling function) and displays dance costumes and implements from Hawaii, Tahiti, Java and India.
Online
2004; 1996
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The Spirit of Dance: Ballroom Dancing [electronic resource]

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Tribute to Julius Kaiser, a much respected and beloved ballroom teacher, coach and adjudicator in the Boston area. Kaiser himself traces his career from his beginnings as a folk dancer and notator in his native Hungary ; his study of ballet in Vienna ; his immigration to the U.S., where he was sponsored by the Arthur Murray Studio in Washington, D.C., and received a scholarship to Boston Conservatory of Music through the offices of the Dance Notation Bureau in New York ; his activities as a ballroom teacher and judge ; his current work with collegiate ballroom dancers. He also discusses the changes he has observed in ballroom dancing over the years, and the prospect of ballroom dancing (renamed dancesport) becoming an Olympic sport. Melissa Eisensmith and Bhak Tanta-Nanta, students a [...]
Online
1997
13.

The Spirit of Dance: Ethnic Dance Arts [electronic resource]

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In separate interviews Martha Carr and Malena del Mar, former members of La Meri's dance company, discuss her work on Cape Cod, where she ended her career, and talk about their desire to preserve her choreography. With this purpose they have co-founded their own dance company, named Ethnic Dance Arts after La Meri's company. Carr and Del Mar are seen in video clips of dances from Tahiti, Hawaii and India ; Del Mar is also seen in a flamenco dance. Carr, in the studio, discusses some distinguishing characteristics of ethnic dance forms (hand gestures, use of the face and eyes, storytelling function) and displays dance costumes and implements from Hawaii, Tahiti, Java, and India.
DVDOnline
2004; 1996