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The Resource Denishawn : the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, produced by Clark Santee and Delia Gravel Santee ; written by Clark Santee

Denishawn : the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, produced by Clark Santee and Delia Gravel Santee ; written by Clark Santee

Label
Denishawn : the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
Title
Denishawn
Title remainder
the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
Statement of responsibility
produced by Clark Santee and Delia Gravel Santee ; written by Clark Santee
Title variation
  • Contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
  • Denishawn
  • Birth of modern dance
Title variation remainder
the birth of modern dance
Contributor
Actor
Choreographer
Dancer
Instrumentalist
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tells the story of one of the least-publicized, yet most influential modern dance companies in America. Founded by Ruth St. Denis and her husband Ted Shawn at the turn of the century, Denishawn became legendary for its unique approach to contemporary dance. Martha Graham, Jack Cole, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman and counteless others have built their companies and their work on the foundation established by St. Denis and Shawn. Incorporating elements of Far and Middle Eastern dances to create abstract pieces they called "musical visualizations," the couple rejected the tradition of basing dances on fairy tales: their dancers played human beings, not sugarplums or swans. Husband-and-wife actors Paul and June Reed portray the Shawns in "interview" segments, and rare film footage of the real St. Denis and Shawn show them at the peak of their creative talents. The current Denishawn Company re-stages some of the founders' original choreography"--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Incense (Choreographic work : St Denis)
  • Bakawali (Choreographic work : St Denis)
  • Choeur dansé (Choreographic work : Shawn)
  • Death of Adonis (Choreographic work : Shawn)
  • Schubert waltzes (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
  • White jade (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
  • Cosmic dance of Siva (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Credits note
Denishawn dances reconstructed by Jane Sherman ; costumes, Candace Chase ; videographer, Mirek Snopek ; Denishawn advisor, Norton Owen
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
June MacLaren Reed (Ruth St. Denis) ; Paul Reed (Ted Shawn) ; Center Dance Collective ; piano adaptations performed by Eric Repansheck
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-2010,
  • 1880-1968,
  • 1891-1972,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reed, June MacLaren,
  • Reed, Paul,
  • Sherman, Jane
  • Santee, Clark,
  • Santee, Delia Gravel,
  • St. Denis, Ruth
  • Shawn, Ted
  • Repansheck, Eric,
  • Center Dance Collective,
  • Kultur International Films
Runtime
40
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • St. Denis, Ruth
  • Shawn, Ted
  • Denishawn School of Dancing
  • Dancers
  • Choreographers
  • Modern dance
  • Modern dance
  • Dance companies
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Denishawn : the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, produced by Clark Santee and Delia Gravel Santee ; written by Clark Santee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1988
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • choreographer, Ted Shawn (dancers, Robin Becker, Janet Rowthorn, Beth Flaherty)
  • (1926)
  • Adagio pathétique
  • choreographed and performed by Ted Shawn
  • footage of Ruth St. Denis in a music visualization
  • Schubert waltzes
  • choreographer, Ruth St. Denis ; (dancer, Robin Becker)
  • (1924)
  • White jade
  • choreographed and performed by Ruth St. Denis
  • Includes performance excerpts from:
  • Cosmic dance of Shiva
  • choreographed and performed by Ted Shawn
  • Incense
  • choreographer, Ruth St. Denis (dancer, Deborah Zall)
  • (1906)
  • Bakawali nautch
  • choreographer, Ruth St. Denis (dancer, Stacy Sofman)
  • (1913)
  • Choeur danse
Control code
64385452
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (40 min.)
Isbn
9780769780610
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031130197
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
D1301
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)64385452
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; full screen presentation (4:3 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Denishawn : the contributions of American dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, produced by Clark Santee and Delia Gravel Santee ; written by Clark Santee
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1988
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • choreographer, Ted Shawn (dancers, Robin Becker, Janet Rowthorn, Beth Flaherty)
  • (1926)
  • Adagio pathétique
  • choreographed and performed by Ted Shawn
  • footage of Ruth St. Denis in a music visualization
  • Schubert waltzes
  • choreographer, Ruth St. Denis ; (dancer, Robin Becker)
  • (1924)
  • White jade
  • choreographed and performed by Ruth St. Denis
  • Includes performance excerpts from:
  • Cosmic dance of Shiva
  • choreographed and performed by Ted Shawn
  • Incense
  • choreographer, Ruth St. Denis (dancer, Deborah Zall)
  • (1906)
  • Bakawali nautch
  • choreographer, Ruth St. Denis (dancer, Stacy Sofman)
  • (1913)
  • Choeur danse
Control code
64385452
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (40 min.)
Isbn
9780769780610
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031130197
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
D1301
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)64385452
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; full screen presentation (4:3 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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