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Title Martha Graham [(DVD) videorecording] : dance on film.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  792.845 MAR    DUE 04-19-21
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Description 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (16 pages : black and white illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 406
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 406.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Language In English with optional subtitles in English.
Performer A dancer's world: Martha Graham, Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Gene McDonald, Ellen Siegel, David Wood, Miriam Cole, Lillian Biersteker, Robert Cohan, Ethel Winter, Bertram Ross, Mary Hinkson.
Appalachian spring: Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes, Bertram Ross, Matt Turney, Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Ethel Winter, Miriam Cole.
Night journey: Martha Graham, Bertram Ross, Paul Taylor, Helen McGehee, Ethel Winter, Mary Hinkson, Linda Hodes, Akiko Kanda, Carol Payne, Bette Shaler.
The dancers: Mimi Cole, Stuart Hodes, Mary Hinkson, Linda Hodes, Ether Winter, Yuriko Kikuchi.
The Martha Graham technique: Peter Sparling, Shelley Washington, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peggy Lyman, Diane Gray, Takako Asakawa, Phyllis Gutelius, Susan McGuire, Elisa Monte, Tim Wengard, David Hatch Walker, Lucinda Mitchell, Eric Newton, Diana Hart, Daniel Maloney.
Credits A dancer's world: edited by Eleanor Hamerow ; music composed and played by Cameron McCosh. Appalachian spring: edited by Eleanor Hamerow ; orchestra conducted by Eugene Lester. Night journey: director of photography, Stanley Meredith ; editor, Miriam Arsham ; orchestra conducted by Robert Irving. Martha Graham: the dancer revealed: edited by Tom Hancke ; director of photography, Joel Shapiro ; music director/composer, Jesse Carr. The dancers: editors, Anne Alvergue, Chris Ramey.
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.
Contents Disc one: A dancer's world / Janus Films ; WQED, the Metropolitan Pittsburgh educational television station presents ; Martha Graham and her dance company ; dances conceived and choreographed by Martha Graham ; directed and photographed by Peter Glushanok ; commentary by Martha Graham and LeRoy Leatherman ; produced by Nathan Kroll (1957) (31 min.) -- Appalachian spring / Janus Films ; conceived and choreographed by Martha Graham ; music as originally scored by Aaron Copland ; setting by Isamu Noguchi ; directed and photographed by Peter Glushanok ; produced by Nathan Kroll ; presented by WQED Pittsburgh in cooperation with National Educational Television and Chatham College (1958) (32 min.) -- Version comparison (14 min.) -- Aaron Copland: Arts America (6 min.) -- Night journey / Janus Films ; Bethsabee de Rothschild presents ; conceived and choreographed by Martha Graham ; music by William Schuman ; settings, Isamu Noguchi ; produced by Nathan Kroll ; directed by Alexander Hammid (1961) (29 min.). Special features: Ron Simon on Nathan Kroll [featurette] (12 min.); The editors [featurette] (14 min.); Kroll: in his own words [featurette] (7 min.).
Disc two: Martha Graham: the dancer revealed / produced by Dominique Lasseur ; directed by Catherine Tatge ; narrated by Claire Bloom ; Tatge/Lasseur Productions ; a co-production of WNET/New York, Cameras Continentales, La Sept/Arte, BBC (1994) (55 min.) -- The dancers / producer, Johanna Schiller ; The Criterion Collection (2007) (31 min.) -- The Martha Graham technique (1975 ) (15 min.) -- The Company on tour, 1954 / filmed by Joseph Bastien (1954) (11 min.).
Note Booklet includes essay "Martha Graham on Film" by Joan Acocella.
Subject Graham, Martha.
Martha Graham Dance Company -- Videodiscs.
Dance -- Videodiscs.
Modern dance -- Videodiscs.
Music and dance -- Videodiscs.
Modern dance -- United States -- Videodiscs.
Modern dance -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Graham, Martha.
Glushanok, Peter.
Kroll, Nathan.
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988.
Leatherman, LeRoy.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Appalachian spring.
Rothschild, Bethsabée de, baroness.
Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Night journey (Instrumental work)
Hammid, Alexander.
Tatge, Catherine.
Lasseur, Dominique.
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Schiller, Johanna.
Bastien, Joseph.
Janus Films.
WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
National Educational Television and Radio Center.
Chatham College.
Tatge/Lasseur Productions.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Caméras continentales.
La Sept (Firm)
Association relative à la télévision européenne
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Dance on film
Appalachian spring (Choreographic work : Graham)
Night journey (Choreographic work : Graham)
Dancer's world.
Appalachian spring.
Night journey.
Martha Graham, the dancer revealed.
Martha Graham technique.
Company on tour, 1954.
ISBN 1934121843
Standard No. 715515025829
Music No. CC1714D The Criterion Collection
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