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Dance on -- Serena [electronic resource]

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Serena discusses a recent trip to Egypt, where she leads tours for students of belly dancing. She compares her own beginnings as a performer to opportunities for belly dancers today. A Life magazine article on her studio launched belly dancing as an exercise fad in the 1970s, and this interest inspired her two books. Serena also discusses the creative potential of belly dancing, an example of which is her work Sisters, winner of the Ruth St. Denis award for creative choreography in 1983.
Online
1988
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Dance on With Bille Mahoney [electronic resource]: Charles 'Honi' Coles

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Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theater on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theaters; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theater; presenting master classes in schools and museums.
Online
1981
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Irish Step Dancing [electronic resource]

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Discussion of Irish step dancing as seen from the viewpoints of a teacher, dancer, and costume supplier. Maureen Haley describes the examinations a prospective teacher must undergo in order to be registered by the Irish Dancing Teachers Association of Dublin ; she also discusses the differences between Irish step dancing and ceili dancing ; steps in the training of an Irish step dancer ; competitions at different levels ; and the typical age range of dancers. Her student Erin Blake discusses her own experiences of training, exhibitions, and competitions. She and other students of Haley are seen on video, performing at an Irish restaurant in Quincy, Mass. Maureen Britell describes the specialized costumes, shoes, and socks worn by Irish step dancers. Displaying some costumes, she disc [...]
Online
1996
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Ted Brandsen [electronic resource]: The European/American Divide

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Ted Brandsen, the Artistic Director for the Dutch National Ballet compares dance in America & Europe, his hopes for the future of dance, making dance accessible to new audiences, and advice to young dancers.
Online
2010
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Matthew Bourne [electronic resource]: Refreshing the Classics and Winning Audiences Over

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Choreographer Matthew Bourne talks about making dance accessible, commercial success, and re-creating classic stories by making them relevant for today.
Online
2011
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Maria Kowroski [electronic resource]: The Evolution of an Artist

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NYCB principal ballerina Maria Kowroski speaks about the pros and cons of being tall, the advantages of having choreographers create on you, and shares thoughts on personal struggle and inspiration.
Online
2011
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Raphael Coumes-Marquet [electronic resource]: Learning to Believe in Yourself

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Dresden Semperoper Ballett principal Raphael Coumes-Marquet describes his early training at Paris Opera Ballet school, how adversity sometimes brings blessing, and the importance of having a fresh approach to work even after a long career.
Online
2011
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Lucia Lacarra [electronic resource]: Dancing Is the Best Way to Be Myself

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Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet principal shares her experiences of changing companies several times, why she doesn't bring her pointe shoes home, and where she gets her inspiration.
Online
2011
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Kathryn Bennetts [electronic resource]: Rising to the Occasion and Taking Risks

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Royal Ballet of Flanders artistic director Kathryn Bennetts shares how she turned a career-ending injury into an opportunity, her 13 years as ballet master at Ballet Frankfurt, and her role in building the company's international reputation.
Online
2011
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Eduardo Vilaro [electronic resource]

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Eduardo Vilaro - the educated dancer: Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro talks about college dance programs and describes why he feels that well-rounded people are more interesting dancers. Eduardo Vilaro - dance makes you a better human being: Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro stresses the importance of educational outreach and shares his thoughts on why dance is worth fighting for.
Online
2011
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Heather Lang [electronic resource]: The Life of a Commercial Dancer in New York City

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Former Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark dancer and Radio City Rockette Heather Lang talks about her experiences as a commercial dancer and shares her insights on to what makes for a successful career.
Online
2011
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Yumiko Takeshima [electronic resource]

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Life, Leotards, and Love: Dresden Semperoper Ballet principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima discusses highlights from her career and how it motivated her to start her own dancewear company. You Put What Inside Your Pointe Shoes?: Dresden Semperoper Ballet principal Yumiko Takeshima describes what she believes are her unique characteristics as a dancer and how they have played into her relationship with choreographer David Dawson.
Online
2011
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Donald Byrd [electronic resource]: Conscientious Choreographer

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Spectrum Dance Theater artistic director Donald Byrd talks about his transition from a student of drama and philosophy to a career in dance.
Online
2011
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Interview With Bayard Rustin, 1982 [electronic resource]

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Bayard Rustin was a civil rights activist, and the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. He offers his interpretation of the historical meanings of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act of 1965. He comments on the link between the civil rights and anti-war movements, and elucidates the debates within those movements over whether or not they should be linked. Mr. Rustin discusses the attempted marginalization of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by various civil rights groups opposed to his anti-war stance on political grounds, and the role of the media on the radicalization of the civil rights movement.
Online
1983
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Interview With Abbott Low Moffat, 1982 [electronic resource]

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Abbot Low Moffat was the head of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State from 1944-1947. He details Franklin Roosevelt's plans for a post-colonial Indochina, and notes that this direction was reversed under President Truman. He recalls the divisions within the State Department regarding French Indochina, and his opposition to the decision to back the French in their attempt to hold the colony. He briefly describes Ho Chi Minh, the presence of Japanese troops in Indochina, and the murder of OSS officer Peter Dewey.
Online
1983
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Interview With Bill D. Moyers, 1981 [electronic resource]

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Bill Moyers was Special Assistant to President Johnson for Legislative and Political Affairs and later become his Press Secretary. He describes a deep apprehension Johnson had about Southeast Asia immediately upon taking office - reinforced by advisers from the Kennedy administration who insisted he needed to deal with Vietnam. Nevertheless, he paid it little attention for his first year, particularly as he considered an escalation impossible in an election year. Moyers sources many of the failures in Vietnam not as a lack of American power and influence but as an inability for American leaders to understand what the North Vietnamese wanted. He closes by discussing the options presented to the president by Secretary McNamara, each of which reinforced Johnson's belief that there was n [...]
Online
1983
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Interview With Bui Diem [electronic resource]

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Part 1: South Vietnam's Ambassador to the United States under President Nguyen Van Thieu, Bui Diem recounts the American arrival in March 1965, the troop build-up the following July, and the impact this had on South Vietnam. Part 2: Former South Vietnam ambassador to the United States, Bui Diem recalls the tension between South Vietnam and the United States post 1975. Bui Diem discusses President Nguyen Van Thieu's growing isolation from the United States and the trouble Bui Diem experienced as he tried to improve the image of South Vietnam.
Online
1983
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Interview With David Halberstam, 1979 [electronic resource]

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David Halberstam was a New York Times reporter in Vietnam during the War. He describes American press as a threatening presence for both the American and Diem governments. He recalls a wealth of anonymous sources willing to share their stories and describes a tension between the anti-communist, Cold War attitudes of news editors and accurate reporting from Vietnam - which would change after the Tet Offensive. He recounts President Kennedy's attempt to have him removed from his post in Vietnam, and Ambassador Lodge's visit to Saigon. Finally, he discusses the evolution of war reporting from a focus on the Vietnamese to a focus on the Americans and the dramatic effect of television news.
Online
1983
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Interview With Clark M. Clifford, 1981 [electronic resource]

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Clark Clifford served as Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defense. He discusses the effects of Eisenhower's "domino theory" on his initial thinking about Vietnam and how this changed after he visited the country. He recalls behind-the-scenes efforts to convince the President to pursue peace after the Tet Offensive, and recalls Johnson's announcement that he would not run for re-election in March of 1968. Finally, he describes the attitudes of the South Vietnamese toward American involvement and characterizes the war as, in his opinion, a mistake.
Online
1983
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Interview With David T. Dellinger, 1982 [electronic resource]

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David Dellinger was a pacifist, anti-war activist, and a member of the Chicago 7 who was considered a stalwart in the non-violence activist movement during Vietnam. Born into a prominent Republican family in Massachusetts and educated at Yale, Dellinger recounts how he developed his political beliefs and the effect it had on those surrounding him. Dellinger also illustrates the power of the grassroots movement by using the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - that it was in fact, the movement at the grassroots level that changed the policy at the top. He talks about the reasons why he believes the United States got involved in Vietnam and why he marched on the Pentagon in 1967, as well as his feelings on why the march was successful. Dellinger also goes into detail about the disruption he help [...]
Online
1983