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Martha Graham : dance on film.

Call Number

  • DVD 792.8 M377 (CEN)

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Edition

Full screen version.

Languages

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Night journey: Martha Graham, Bertram Ross, Paul Taylor, Helen McGehee, Ethel Winter, Mary Hinkson, Linda Hodes, Akiko Kanda, Carol Payne, Better Shaler.

Publication Information

[United States] : The Criterion Collection, c2007.

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Rating: Not rated.

Summary

A dancer's world: Martha Graham discusses the dancer as a creative artist, as members of her dance company illustrate her theories in a dance choreographed by Miss Graham. Woven into the movements of the dance are all the basic techniques required by the modern dancer.

Appalachian spring: a ballet depicting the wedding day of a pioneer couple.

Night journey: Martha Graham's interpretation of the Oedipus legend, depicting the moment of Jocasta's death.

Notes

Release date: Sep. 18, 2007.

Special features: "Martha Graham: the dancer revealed," a 1994 documentary produced for PBS's American masters series; a comparison of Appalachian spring with an archival performance, by dance critic and historian Deborah Jowitt; excerpts from a television pilot of Aaron Copland discussing his work on Appalachian spring; a visual essay on working with Graham, narrated by Nathan Kroll; interview with Museum of Television and Radio curator Ron Simon, discussing Kroll's work and legacy; new interviews with the films' editors; new interviews with 6 dancers from the films; excerpts from a 1975 filmed technique demonstration by Graham's company, narrated by Graham; footage of Graham's company from a 1954 European tour.

Contents

  • A dancer's world
  • Appalachian spring
  • Night journey

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