Dance: four pioneers / National Educational Television.

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1966 (Creation date: 1965)
Main contributor
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Passacaglia, organ, BWV 582, C minor.
Introduces four major choreographers--Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holt--who revolted against the conventions of ballet to produce American modern dance. Employs film clips and still photographs taken in 1934 to show the dancers and their teachers during the beginning days at Mount Bennington College. Each choreographer explains her/his view of the meaning dance should have within the arts. Includes a full production of Doris Humphrey's Passacaglia by the American Dance
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Passacaglia, organ, BWV 582, C minor.; National Educational Television and Radio Center.; Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Documentary films.; Educational films.; Nonfiction films.
Graham, Martha.; Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958.; Weidman, Charles.; Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992.; Modern dance
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Originally produced in 1965.

Creation/Production Credits

Executive producer, Jac Venza; director, Charles S. Dubin; sound, Lucy Venable; writer, Bo Goldman; narrator, Alvin Epstein; animation, Wardell Gaynor, cameraman and film editor, Eugene Marnier.


Lola Huth, Chester Wolenski, Richard Grant (organist)

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National Educational Television.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7832308; LCCN: 73709386; OCLC: ocm67904685; OCLC: 67904685

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