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A Woman Who --: Selected Works of Yvonne Rainer, [1966-2002]

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"This 2-DVD collection features five early films, a historically important dance and a recent work by media artist and choreographer Yvonne Rainer, and a documentary portrait by Charles Atlas. The collection includes a booklet featuring writings on the artist's work by Bill Horrigan, Carrie Lambert and Sally Banes, as well as a detailed biography, bibliography and videography of Yvonne Rainer." -- Video Data Bank Web site.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky

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"Professor Stephanie Jordan examines the extraordinary range of Balanchine's approach to Stravinsky's music across the years. The major focus is Agon, with additional selections from Apollo, Duo concertant, Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée, Movements for piano and orchestra, and Danses concertantes"--Container.
DVD
2010; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Streb: Pop Action

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Choreographer Elizabeth Streb discusses the principles of and history behind pop action, a dance movement technique designed by her. Much of the discussion centers on how the development of this technique progressed with Streb's own life and career. Footage of dancers employing this technique is interspersed with the discussion.
DVD
2006; 2001
Clemons (Item being cataloged)
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Making Television Dance

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An exploration of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. Highlights a new work entitled Country dances, featuring Twyla Tharp, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, and Christine Uchida. In this work, which was choreographed especially for television, the camera is treated as a collaborative partner rather than as a simple observer. Also shows Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov rehearsing a work entitled Once more Frank.
DVD
1980; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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Water Study: Coaching, Analysis & Performance

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An ensemble work performed without musical accompaniment. Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students and analyzes the choreography section by section. Each section is preceded by a video clip depicting the choreography in performance, and key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the work concludes the tape.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Air for the G String

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Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Air for the G string, a work for five dancers. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Key concepts are identified in subtitles. A b&w film of the work, recorded in 1934 with Doris Humphrey as the central dancer, is screened in full at the beginning and end of the coaching session, and excerpts from this film precede each section. A full performance of the work, recorded in 1995, concludes the tape.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Dance on: David Parsons

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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.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
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José Limón Technique: Taught by Daniel Lewis

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José Limón pioneered a modern dance technique that has become the basis for an entire dance generation. This program presents in-depth instruction in the Limón technique. It details step-by-step progression freaturing front and side vies of 36 essential exercises
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky

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"Professor Stephanie Jordan examines the extraordinary range of Balanchine's approach to Stravinsky's music across the years. The major focus is Agon, with additional selections from Apollo, Duo concertant, Divertimento from 'Le baiser de fée', Movements for piano and orchestra, and Danses concertantes."
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky

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"Professor Stephanie Jordan examines the extraordinary range of Balanchine's approach to Stravinsky's music across the years. The major focus is Agon, with additional selections from Apollo, Duo concertant, Divertimento from 'Le baiser de fée', Movements for piano and orchestra, and Danses concertantes."
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Dancemaker

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A breathtaking journey into the world of preeminent choreographer Paul Taylor and his extraordinary creations.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Paul Taylor, Dancemaker

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Documentary on Paul Taylor and his dance creations. Also includes full performances of Paul Taylor in Aureole (1962) and Scudorama (1963), Paul Taylor's and troupe members' biographies, and Taylor's notes on the inspirations behind his dances.
DVD
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Developing Students as Artists [electronic resource]

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Participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while providing opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students prior learning in a foundation course. Finally, a vocal music teacher works with two classes: students learning to read music and an advanced jazz ensemble.
Online
2005
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Making the Most of Community Resources [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how Arts teachers can develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. Participants observe a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art teacher and her students work with community members to create a sculpture garden in an empty courtyard at their school, drawing inspiration from a nearby sculpture park. A band teacher invites alumni and local professional musicians to sit in with her classes, giving students strong musical [...]
Online
2005
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Dance on With Billie Mahoney: Remy Charlip [electronic resource]

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In this program, Billie Mahoney interviews dancer, choreographer, painter, playwright, author, and Alexander technique instructor Remy Charlip. Charlip discusses his work as a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and his role as co-founder and director of the Paper Bag Players.
Online
1986
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CRWDSPCR

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Looks at Merce Cunningham's choreographic methods and shows the dancers in his dance company working on CRWDSPCR. Features clips from the ballet, short interviews with participants (dancers, costume designer, composer); and choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Online
1996
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Camera Three: A Video Event

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This program presents an experimental marriage of dance and video. Cunningham says they are not concerts but "events." His commentary links the various aspects of these performances.
Online
1974
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The Spirit of Dance Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Dance

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Paula Josa-Jones discusses her training in theater and dance, her beginnings as a choreographer, and the formation of her company. She offers some advice on how to view dance works, and discusses her dancers' approach and contributions to her choreography. In describing her choreographic process, she discusses why she choreographs, sources of ideas, and her interest in collaborative interaction with her dancers, composers and designers. Tonya Lockyer, a member of her company, provides a dancer's point of view on developing and performing Josa-Jones's choreography. The program includes video excerpts of Josa-Jones's works Eine kleine Nachtmusik, The yellow wallpaper, and Skin, plus complete footage of her videodance work Branch, created in collaboration with composer-videographer Elle [...]
Online
1996
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Dance on With Billie Mahoney: 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