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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.
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2005; 1982
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Bessie: A Portrait of Bessie Schönberg

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Documentary on Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997), a renowned and beloved teacher and mentor of choreography. Tributes by Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Allan Gurganus, Patricia Bosworth and Meredith Monk, presented at a birthday celebration at the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 1995, are interspersed with Schönberg's own reminiscences of her life and work, including her friendship with Martha Hill and her performing career with Martha Graham, which was cut short by a knee injury. Schönberg is also seen working with young choreographers at The Juilliard School, Dance Theater Workshop, and Jacob's Pillow, and observing and commenting upon works by Victoria Marks, Ronald Brown, Claire Porter and Meredith Monk. Dance excerpts include Marks's Back [...]
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1998
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Dance on With Billie Mahoney: Eugene "Luigi" Louis [electronic resource]

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Luigi was raised in Ohio, where his older brother taught him to sing and dance as a child; worked in local clubs as a teenager; went into the service in 1943; returned to Ohio in '46. Although intending to become a lawyer, instead went to Hollywood; soon after his arrival he suffered an auto accident which paralyzed one side of his body. After much hard work, he was able to resume dancing in movies; began teaching jazz in 1952; came to Broadway in 1957, performing in musicals; began teaching at the June Taylor School; now has his own school, the Luigi Jazz Center, in New York City.
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2003; 1982