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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…
Speaking of Dance: Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown has been hailed as "one of the true great experimentalists in modern dance." Ms. Brown began her career in New York City as a member of Judson Dance Theater. Since forming her own company in 1971, she has…
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 -…
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,…
Speaking of Dance: Steve Paxton
A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Mr. Paxton is best known for his development of contact improvisation starting in 1972. He was a co-founder of the Judson Dance Theater and later the Grand Union and has been…
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…
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…
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…
Betty Jones
As a founding member of the Jose Limon Dance Company, Betty Jones created many now classic roles in both Limon's and Doris Humphrey's dances. The recipient of the 1993 ADF Distinguished Teaching Chair, Ms. Jones has been called "a leading…
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…
Dancing on The Edge, Volume Two
Includes highlights from ADF performances by: Erick Hawkins Dance Co. Sukarji Sriman Chuck Davis' African-American Dance Ensemble Guangdong Modern Dance Co. Pilobolus Molissa Fenley Sutki.
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 4
The dances performed are: "Triple Trio" from Gallery "Jump Dance" from Totem "Kites" from Imago "Shadow Opening" from Totem "Celebrants" from Totem "Blank on Blank" "Sanctum"
The World of Alwin Nikolais Program 5
The dances performed are: "Chrysalis & Artisian" from Imago "Effigy" from Totem "Reliquary" from Totem "Clique" from Imago " Masks & Clowns" from Gallery " Tensile Involvement"
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…
Doris Chase
Painter and teacher, sculptor of monumental kinetic forms, Doris Chase is best known as a pioneer in the field of Dance for the Camera. Beginning in the 1970s, she produced more than fifty videos now regarded as key works in…
Mark Dendy
Mark Dendy is well known for his physically daring and energetic dances exploring such themes as gender, religion and other critical social issues. In this piece, which includes excerpts from his most well-known dances, Mr. Dendy, recipient of three consecutive…
The World of Alwin Nikolais Program 3
The dances performed are: "Pond" "Opening Dance" from Mechanical Organ "Clothes" form Kaleidoscope "Quintet" from Mechanical Organ "First Dance" from Gallery "Duet" from Mechanical Organ "Descent to Hell" from Tent
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