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Artists In Exile - A story of Modern Dance in San Francisco
Artists In Exile: A story of Modern Dance in San Francisco chronicles over forty years of dancemaking in the San Francisco Bay Area. The film begins with dance revolutionary Anna Halprin and highlights seminal Bay Area choreographers including Mangrove, Tumbleweed,…
Maya Deren, Volume One, Dances For The Camera
This is a compilation of some of Maya Deren's most important films: The Very Eye of Night (1955), Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946), Meditation On Violence (1948), Study For Choreography And Camera (1945). These films address dance as "...the stylization…
Classical Indian Dance /Two Bharatanatyam Dances
In this tape, Swati and Jyoti Argade perform two classical Indian Dances in the Bharatanatyam style. "Natyanjali" (An Invocation of Dance) and "Krishna Keertana" (Song in Praise of Lord Krishna), choreographed by the Dhananjayans of Adyar, Madras, are each shown…
Erick Hawkins
After 54 years in dance, Erick Hawkins is an acknowledged master of modern dance. Alan Kriegsman of the Washington Post has called him "one of the genuinely great pioneers of American dance." In this piece, Mr. Hawkins at the age…
Six Solos: Li Chiao-Ping Dances
This documentary, directed by Douglas Rosenberg, follows the progress of "The Cross-Cultural Choreography Commissioning Project" or "The Men's Project," a bold and innovative undertaking in which dancer Li Chiao-Ping commissioned six male choreographers of international stature to choreograph solo dance…
Dancing on The Edge, Volume One
Includes highlights from ADF performances by: The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jin Xing Ballet Du Lac Tumba Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company Reijo Kela Claude Brumachon 2:30 - Paul Taylor - Cloven King 7:54 -…
The World of Alwin Nikolais-Program 1
The dances performed are: "Crucible" "Men's Duet" from Mechanical Organ "Mantis" from Imago "Cave" from Tent Kennedy Center Honor of Alwin Nikolais plus "Tensile Involvement"
Five Dance Films About Place
Five site-specific dance films shot on location in rural Wisconsin. Each vignette is created in and of the landscape and local architecture and speaks to metaphors of the senses, relationships, and the changing of the seasons. Emmy nominated Director Douglas…
Shirley Clarke: Dances For the Camera
Ms. Clarke's dance films, though rarely seen, are seminal in the history of dance for the camera. This film features: Dance in the Sun (1953) with Daniel Nagrin, In Paris Parks (1954), Bullfight (1955), Moment in Love (1956) with Anna…
Ai-Amour, Carlotta Ikeda and Her Butoh
This film, directed by Kamal Musale and shot in locations around Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and France is a documentary of the work of choreographer Carlotta Ikeda and her collaboration with dancer Ko Murobushi and the Ariadone Company. With strong images…
Jose Limon Technique with Daniel Lewis
This is a step by step demonstration of the Limon technique. Unlike a class, this is a careful explanation of this highly stylized dance technique with accurate demonstrations by Limon-trained dancers.
Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, filmmaker, and director/choreographer. This tape includes interviews and excerpts from performance. A pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance," Ms. Monk has created more than 80 works of music,…
Dancing on The Edge Vol. 3
New highlights from ADF performances by: Dendy Dance Ralph Lemon Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Ann Carlson Dai Rakuda Kan Amy Sue Rosen/Derek Bernstein.
Eiko and Koma/ Land
In this videotape by director Douglas Rosenberg, the full-length piece "Land" has been restaged for the camera. Also included are interviews with Eiko and Koma in which they speak about their creative process and the creation of "Land", which was…
Anna Sokolow
1991 Scripps/ ADF Award winner Anna Sokolow talks with ADF Co-Director Charles Reinhart about her life, her work with Louis Horst, Martha Graham, and her personal vision; also includes Ms. Sokolow teaching a master class at the American Dance Festival.
New Dance
Doris Humphrey's modern dance classic of affirmation was choreographed in 1935 and features Linda Tarney and Peter Woodin. Filmed at the American Dance Festival in 1972, the first film is an edited version with close-ups and the second is a…
Venous Flow
Venous Flow weaves first person narrative with contemporary dance to tell the story of a community of dancers and artists and their resolution to overcome personal trauma. "Grace" is a large group piece performed by Li Chiao-Ping Dance and a…
Pauline Koner
Pauline Koner is the recipient of the American Dance Festival's 1998 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Dancer, teacher, choreographer, and author, Ms. Koner studied with Michel Fokine, Michio Ito, and Angel Cansino and performed her own solo…
Daniel Nagrin
Daniel Nagrin has had a forty-year career as a dancer, choreographer, author, and teacher. Born in 1917 in New York City, Mr. Nagrin studied with Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow, Hanya Holm, and Helen Tamiris. He made his Broadway debut in…
The World of Alwin Nikolais Program 2
The dances performed are: "Opening Dance" form Gallery "Finale" from Mechanical Organ "Boulevard" from Imago "Hoop" from Totem "Noumenon" "Finale" from Totem