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1.

TV Rerun [electronic resource]

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Features Cunningham and his Company. A marriage of choreography and video techniques occurs in this program on Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Cunningham makes use of multiple screen images. The program is comprised of excerpts from "TV Rerun" as well as rehearsal and class footage.
Online
1974
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Winterbranch [electronic resource]

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Features Cunningham and his Company. A marriage of choreography and video techniques occurs in this program on Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Cunningham makes use of multiple screen images. The program is comprised of excerpts from "Winterbranch" as well as rehearsal and class footage
Online
1974
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Maria Tallchief Coaching 'Sugar Plum Fairy' Excerpts [electronic resource]

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Maria Tallchief, who created the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine's version of The Nutcracker for the New York City Ballet in 1954, coaches young dancers in excerpts from the ballet. In the interview sections, she analyzes details of the choreography and describes the way in which Balanchine taught specific steps and movements. She also reminisces about the first performance, and compares the choreography to the Petipa-Ivanov version then being presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Online
1996
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Cape Cod Dance Center Dance Classes [electronic resource]

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In this film, Donna Silva of the Boston Conservatory works with a teenage ballet student. The film features footage from ballet classes at Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and the Cape Cod Dance Center.
Online
1995
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Flamenco Dance Excerpts [electronic resource]

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Discussion of Omayra Amaya's dance company Amaya, Flamenco Sin Limites, which seeks to blend flamenco dancing with elements of modern dance, jazz dancing, and ballet. Kavoos Deilamian, a company administrator, describes the historical background of flamenco; he and dancer Sabrina Aviles discuss the non-traditional nature of Amaya's work. In a pre-recorded interview Amaya talks about her family heritage as Gypsy flamenco dancers, her studies of other dance forms at Boston Conservatory, the formation of her own company in 1993, and its goals. She also discusses the different rhythms used in flamenco, the contrasts between classical and regional Spanish dancing and flamenco, the improvisational element in flamenco dance and music, her artistic goals, which include attracting a wider aud [...]
Online
1996
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Impromptus and Intrigues [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
1998
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The Spirit of Dance, Ethnic Dance Arts: Performance Excerpts [electronic resource]

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This program presents Polynesian dances performed in Tahiti, Hawaii, and India by Martha Carr Moussa and Malena del Mar, who are the cofounders of the Ethnic Dance Arts Company. The film includes interviews with Moussa and Del Mar in which they discuss their desire to preserve the authentic choreography of La Meri's dance company.
Online
1990; 2010
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Video Footage [electronic resource]: The Dance Complex Facility & Various Performances

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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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Walnut Hill School Dance Classes [electronic resource]

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In this film, Donna Silva of the Boston Conservatory works with a teenage ballet student. The film features footage from ballet classes at Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and the Cape Cod Dance Center.
Online
1995
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The Ostrich [electronic resource]

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Filmed for PBS' Great Performances at a three-day festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) celebrating black dance. Narrated by Geoffrey Holder, Dance Black America brings to the screen the best of black dance through the years, both concert dance by leading black choreographers, and the street and social dance that trace their roots to Africa.
Online
1984
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A Study in Choreography for Camera [electronic resource]

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A dance choreographed for and performed by the camera and the dancer together, in which the camera transports dancer Talley Beatty from point to point, supports him in an extended and accelerated pirouette, and sustains him in an attenuated leap.
Online
1945
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Anna Sokolow [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Charles Reinhart interviews choreographer Anna Sokolow. With excerpts from a performance of Lyric Suite, performed by Jim May and Lorry May, and teaching footage.
Online
1992; 1991
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Dancing on the Edge [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Vol. 1: Includes highlights from ADF performances by: The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jin Xing Ballet Du Lac Tumba Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company Reijo Kela Claude Brumachon. Vol. 2: Includes highlights from ADF performances by: Erick Hawkins Dance Co. Sukarji Sriman Chuck Davis' African-American Dance Ensemble Guangdong Modern Dance Co. Pilobolus Molissa Fenley Sutki. Vol. 3: New highlights from ADF performances by: Dendy Dance Ralph Lemon Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Ann Carlson Dai Rakuda Kan Amy Sue Rosen/Derek Bernstein. Vol. 4: New highlights from ADF performances by: Elizabeth Streb/Ringside Sally Silvers Laura Dean Eiko and Koma Diquis Tiquis Nucleodanza
Online
1992; 1996
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Daniel Nagrin [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Interviews with choreographer and modern dance artist, Daniel Nagrin, in which he speaks about his philosophy of dance and his experience as a dancer and choreographer. Also included are clips of some of Mr. Nagrin's most important works.
Online
1995
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Erick Hawkins - Poet of the Modern Dance [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Erick Hawkins (1909-1994) looks back on his life and career. He recalls his initial interest in music, and how he became drawn to dance after entering Harvard University. He discusses his studies with Harald Kreutzberg in Austria and with George Balanchine at the newly formed School of American Ballet ; his ballet Show piece, created as a member of Ballet Caravan ; becoming the first male dancer in Martha Graham's company. His discussion of his preference for new music for dance is amplified by the comments of his longtime musical collaborator Lucia Dlugoszewski. He also explores questions of the purpose of making art, the importance of poetic thinking, and the role of the artist as interpreter of ideas. Works discussed in the interview include: Show piece, John Brown (later titled G [...]
Online
1995
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Ethel Butler [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Interview with modern dance artist, Ethel Butler, who talks about her life in dance and recounts her earliest memories of working with Martha Graham. Shows her teaching a dance class.
Online
1995
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Flickers [electronic resource]: Edited Version : Speaking of Dance

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A zany spoof of silent movie conventions and clichés choreographed in 1941 by Charles Weidman, the performance was directed by Weidman and filmed at the American Dance Festival in 1972. The first film on this tape is an edited version with close-ups and the second is a record version of the same performance showing the entire stage.
Online
1972
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Eiko and Koma [electronic resource]: Land : Speaking of Dance

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Interviews with choreographers and modern dance artists, Eiko and Koma in which they speak about their creative process and the creation of "Land." The full-length piece, "Land," is restaged for the camera.
Online
1995
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Meredith Monk (Excerpts From "Facing North") [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Interview with modern dancer and choreographer Meredith Monk.
Online
1996; 1995
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Pauline Koner [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Pauline Koner (d. 2001) discusses the principles of dance she learned while studying ballet with Michel Fokine; studying and touring with Japanese dancer Michio Ito, a precursor of modern dance; her partnership with Yeichi Nimura; becoming a solo performer; her visits to Israel and Russia. Recalling her association with Doris Humphrey and José Limón, she describes her solo Voice in the wilderness, created with Humphrey as artistic adviser; and reminisces about dancing as Limón's partner in Humphrey's The Story of Mankind, which led to an invitation to create the title role in Limón's La Malinche. She talks about dancing as guest artist with the José Limón Dance Company in Limón's There is a time and other works. Activities after her departure from the Limón company included the creat [...]
Online
1998