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21.

Full Circle [electronic resource]: The Work of Doris Chase

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Painter and teacher, sculptor of monumental kinetic forms, Doris Chase is best known as a pioneer in the field of Dance for the Camera. Beginning in the 1970s, she produced more than fifty videos now regarded as key works in the history of video art. This collection features her most important works.
Online
1974
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Molissa Fenley and Peter Boal [electronic resource]: The Restaging of "State of Darkness"

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Documents the process and performance of restaging Molissa Fenley's solo entitled State of darkness, performed to Stravinsky's 'Rite of spring' (Le sacre du printemps) by Peter Boal.
Video Other
2002; 1999
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Resistance [electronic resource]

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Another of the choreographer's dances based on Holocaust themes. Dancers explore the triumphs of Holocaust victims, in a celebration of the strength of the human spirit.
Online
2000
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Zummel [electronic resource]

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Zummel is a six-minute film inspired from the stage version commissioned by NorrDans (Sweden), and based upon the first day of families being uprooted from their homes during WWII. Through stark contrast and featureless landscapes, the balance between community and personal flight to safety is highlighted through six individuals' struggle for day-to-day existence.
Online
1999
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Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men [electronic resource]

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Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men explores the grisly world of the notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Founded upon the conviction that societal homophobia is bound to result in tragic consequences, it gets to grips with the disturbing forces that drove Nilsen to kill for company.
Online
1990
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Enter Achilles [electronic resource]

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A funny, cruel exploration of the male psyche, Enter Achilles is set in a typical British pub: pop songs blare out of the jukebox, there is football on TV, and eight men lark around, pint glasses in hand. But their blokeish fun is balanced on a knife-edge of tension, for beneath their apparent friendship lurks a disturbing undercurrent of paranoia and insecurity.
Online
1996
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Strange Fish [electronic resource]

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The work concerns the nature of our quest for someone to love and someone, or something, to believe in. The tyranny of couples and groups, the pain of not belonging and the terror of being alone are all laid bare in a series of powerful images which are both pitiless and profoundly compassionate.
Online
1993
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Witness [electronic resource]

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For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces [...]
Online
1990
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Episodes [electronic resource]

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For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz, and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his piece [...]
Online
1990
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Dreams [electronic resource]: A Dance Work

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Dreams, a dance choreographed by Anna Sokolow and performed by nine dancers. Theme is based on the Holocaust and inspired by scenes found in the books "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Last of the Just". Anna Sokolow introduces the dances.
Online
1999; 1977
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Online
2007; 1956
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Tribute to Lester Horton [electronic resource]

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Online
2007; 1963
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Ballet Moves Into the 21st Century - Benjamin Millepied [electronic resource]

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This program features a profile of choreographer/dancer Benjamin Millepied, one of dance's rising stars due to his dual careers as a New York City Ballet dancer and sought-after choreographer. The program includes excerpts from his 2006 concert at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Featured is "Closer", a duet with guest artist Gillian Murphy of American Ballet Theatre with music by Philip Glass and "Phrases, Now", a non-stop work by Adonis Foniadakis for four men including Millepied) and one woman that blurs the boundaries between the sexes; plus excerpts from an in-depth interview with Benjamin Millepied.
Online
2006
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Benoit Lachambre [electronic resource]

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Benoit LaChambre - excerpts from "The Water Fait Mal". Stunningly original movement theater by this French-Canadian dancer/choreographer. LaChambre manages to create a highly personal and emotional body language. Recorded in 1996 at Performance Space 122 in New York City. Plus excerpts from a revealing interview with the artist.
Online
1997; 1996
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Dance & Social Change [electronic resource]: Victoria Mark's "Not About Iraq"

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"Internationally acclaimed choreographer Victoria Marks asks, "What is an artist's civic responsibility?" Through poetic, visceral dance, "Not about Iraq" takes a hard look at heroism and truth. Marks and her dancers challenge assumptions about our place in the world. Can dance be a force for social change? "What this is is indelibly disturbing, dazzling art." LA Times. Recorded in 2008 at the Danspace Project, New York City. Includes a revealing interview with the choreographer." -- Cover.
Online
2008
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Dance by Neil Greenberg [electronic resource]

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Features interview with choreographer and dancer Neil Greenberg, where he talks about how he got into dance and discusses at length the works featured on this recording.
Online
1999; 1995
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Doug Varone [electronic resource]

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A video documentary series profiling choregrapher Doug Varone and showing exerpts from his programs "Let's Dance" and "Cabaret" recorded live at P.S. 122 in New York City on December 20, 1996.
Online
1997; 1996
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Douglas Dunn & Jim Neu [electronic resource]

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Choreographer Douglas Dunn and Playwright Jim Neu joined their talents to create "Aerobia" - a dance-theater work that pokes fun at America's obsession with health clubs. This program features excerpts from a performance of "Aerobia" which was recorded at P.S. 122 in New York City in November, 2001. Douglas Dunn is one of New York's most acclaimed choreographers. A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Dunn has led his own company for the past 25 years. Jim Neu is one of New York theater's best kept secrets. An artist who creates language that is comically elliptical and that typically includes phrases that contain both affirm and idea and negate it. In "Aerobia" dancers talk and dance all while gently poking fun at America's fitness craze. The program also includes ex [...]
Online
2003; 2001
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Fractured Light [electronic resource]

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Stefa Zawerucha & David Fritz - "Fractured Light" Choreographer/Dancer Stefa Zawerucha and Lighting Designer David Fritz's collaborative work, "Fractured Light", is a magical exploration of the relationship between movement and light. Lighting designers share their reflections on audiotape about working with light while Zawerucha moves zephrylike though Fritz's sublime lighting patterns. Andy Ross's musical soundscore completes this stunningly visual and dramatic work. This program also features excerpts from an interview the artists. Recorded in 2000 at Performance Space 122 in New York City.
Online
2005; 2000