A Time to Dance

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Dance is a universal experience, and Miss Myers introduces the series with paintings, sculptures and film clips showing ethnic dances throughout history and the world. Following this, she presents the three major forms of dance – ethnic, ballet, and modern. To illustrate these, the Ximenez-Vargas Company performs two European ethnic dances. They are followed by Melissa Hayden and Jacques D’Amboise, who execute a 17th century court dance, the predecessor of pure classical ballet which is represented by the pas de deux from The Nutcracker Suite. As the French court and manners of the 17th century affected later ballet, so today’s social developments and conditions affect modern dance. Daniel Negrin performs an illustrative dance satire to introduce the audience to forms of the modern dance.
Martha Myers; Jac Venza; Greg Harney; Walter Terry; Perry Miller; Robert Ximenez; Manolo Vargas; Maria Alba; Emilio Bonet; Melissa Hayden; Jacques D'Amboise; Daniel Nagrin; Sylvia Marshall; Hugh Bell; Roger Tilton; Alva Studios; WGBH-TV; The Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Dance
Ballet ; Modern dance ; Ethnic performing arts.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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No Copyright - United States
Other Identifiers
Other: GR00437673; MDPI Barcode: 40000003393354; MDPI Barcode: 40000003393339

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