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Dance on: Alvin Ailey [electronic resource]

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Alvin Ailey discusses his organization, Dance Theater Foundation (which includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Center School, and Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble) and the constant fund raising; his early career and Lester Horton's great influence upon him; coming to New York in 1954 to appear in House of flowers; company tours, including one to Russia; American dance influences world-wide and the roots of jazz.
Online
1984
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Dance on: Ann Barzel [electronic resource]

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Dance writer Ann Barzel comments upon aspects of dance education in the United States (particularly the contributions of teachers Marjorie Ward Marshall and Mary Wood Hinman), the dance scene in Chicago, and the Jazz Dance World Congress, held in August 1992.
Video Other
1992
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Dance on: Anna Sokolow [electronic resource]

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Anna Sokolow, choreographer and dancer, discusses her childhood years; Russian parents who were very poor Jews; themes that she uses, such as struggle and rebellion; the Depression; support from trade unions; 1960's protest; attitude towards work; travels and work in Mexico and Israel; dancers at the Juilliard School.
Online
2006; 1981
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Dance on: Ayala Goren [electronic resource]

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Ayala Goren, a specialist in Israeli folk and ethnic dancing, begins by defining the difference between the two terms. She points out the wide variety of ethnic dance forms brought to the present-day state of Israel since the early days of Zionism. She cites the contributions of Gert Kaufman, later called Gurit Kadman, as a pioneer in the documentation of these ethnic dances, and in the creation of new dances that became known as Israeli folk dancing. In discussing the evolution of both forms, she notes the necessary compromises of stage presentation and the changes that have resulted from the proliferation of dances and participants.
Online
1990
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Dance on: Bill Evans [electronic resource]

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Bill Evans discusses the place of tap dance in modern dance and advocates the importance of Laban analysis in the practice of modern choreography. He reminisces about his experiences as a dance director and considers the business side of dance companies.
Online
1990
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Dance on: Charles Humphrey Woodford [electronic resource]

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Charles Humphrey Woodford, head of Princeton Book Company, discusses his work as a publisher of dance books and videos. He reminisces about his mother Doris Humphrey and his childhood in the Humphrey-Weidman company's communal home. In addition to looking back at Humphrey's life and her interactions with Charles Weidman and José Limón, he discusses the present-day interest in her works, many of which have been revived.
Online
1992
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Dance on: David Mooney [electronic resource]

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David Mooney, a Pilates specialist who runs the Modern Body Contrology studio in Kansas City, Mo., discusses the Pilates method of contrology, an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates as a means of using the mind to work the body more efficiently. Mooney, a former dancer, talks about his dance career in Kansas City, and his studies of the Pilates method in New York with Romana Kryzanowsky, who carried on Joseph Pilates's work after his death in 1967. He describes Pilates's invention and use of devices such as the Universal Reformer as aids in executing the exercises, and the benefits of the method in rehabilitating and conditioning the body.
Online
2000; 1994
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Dance on: David Parsons [electronic resource]

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Dancer-choreographer David Parsons, a native of Kansas City, Mo., discusses his dance and athletic training there, and his move to New York City, where he joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He talks about different aspects of his experience as a choreographer, and the logistics of running his own dance company. He discusses his works Step into my dream, danced to live music by the Billy Taylor Trio; and Caught, which helped establish him as a choreographer when it was taken into the repertory of Eliot Feld's company.
Online
1994
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Dance on: Erick Hawkins [electronic resource]

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Modern dancer Erick Hawkins feels that his dance aesthetics have been influenced by Indian tribes living close to his hometown, Trinidad, Colorado. He did not discover dance until he was in college, where he read works by Isadora Duncan; studied dance in Salzburg, Austria; then came to New York to attend the School of American Ballet; danced with and choreographed for Ballet Caravan; eventually found ballet movements too restrictive, and turned to modern dance. After dancing with the Martha Graham Company for 12 years, he broke away and developed his own dance style, integrating Eastern concepts of body movement, such as those found in the martial art aikido into his own dance vocabulary.
Online
1981
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Dance on: Ethel Winter [electronic resource]

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Ethel Winter describes her first exposure to modern dance while a student at Bennington College, studying with Martha Graham, and becoming a member of her company. Sticken with tuberculosis in the midst of her career, she tells about coming back to dance after a year of illness. She now teaches Graham technique at the Juilliard School in New York.
Online
1984
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Dance on: Eugene Luigi Louis [electronic resource]

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Interviews jazz dancer and teacher, Luigi about his life and his art.
Online
2005; 1982
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Dance on: Germaine Acogny [electronic resource]

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Dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny talks about her school of african modern dance, created by combining traditional Senegalese dance with her classical and modern dance training in France.
Online
2008; 1992
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Dance on: Hikari Baba [electronic resource]

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Hikari Baba, a young Japanese dancer and choreographer now resident in the United States, discusses aspects of her career both in Japan, where she danced with Mieko Fuji, and in the United States, where she studied at the Juilliard School with Billie Mahoney and others. She discusses the challenges of moving between two cultures, notes the experiences of her compatriot Tatsuo Mochizuki, and talks about her company, Baba Dancers. Mahoney screens an excerpt from a camera study she made of Baba for the International Congress on Movement Notation in 1984.
Online
1993; 1990
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Dance on: Hsueh-Tung Chen [electronic resource]

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Online
1984
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Dance on: Muriel Cohan [electronic resource]

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Muriel Cohan, now on the dance faculty at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, reminisces about her early dance career in Philadelphia, where she studied and performed with modern dancer Meli Kaye. She recalls her work with Mary Anthony and her dance company in New York, where she performed in Anthony's Threnody and Anna Sokolow's Rooms. She talks about her performing, choreography, and teaching activities with her husband Patrick Suzeau, with whom she founded the Cohan/Suzeau Dance Company, and describes their recent visit to India.
Online
1993
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Dance on: Jennifer Scanlon [electronic resource]

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Online
1984
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Dance on: John Gruen [electronic resource]

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Online
1990
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Dance on: José Greco [electronic resource]

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Interviewed on the opening night of his company's engagement in Austin, Texas, legendary Spanish dancer José Greco describes the characteristic qualities of flamenco dancing, then reminisces about his long career. He recalls his association with La Argentinita, with whom he toured the U.S. in the 1940s, the formation of his own company in Spain, and his return to the U.S., where he performed onstage, in television, and in films until his retirement as a performer in 1974. In 1984 he recreated his company as a showcase for his son José Greco II and two daughters. Current activities include teaching at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and plans, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, to revive and notate his dance works Dance of the horsemen (with Billie Mahoney [...]
Online
1994
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Dance on: Kavita Shridhirani [electronic resource]

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Kavita Shridharani, a renowned classical Indian dancer who has performed nationally and in countries as far-flung as Russia and Japan, talks about her career with Billie Mahoney.
Online
1986
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Dance on: Lavinia Williams [electronic resource]

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Reminiscing about her performing career, which began with the American Negro Ballet of Eugene van Grona, Ballet Theatre, and the Katherine Dunham company, Lavinia Williams recalls the prejudice that blacks had to face first in obtaining ballet training, then in maintaining their careers. She also danced in musical comedies and films, notably Finian's rainbow and Carnival of rhythm. She discusses her work in Haiti, where she lived for 27 years.
Online
1983