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Title Martha Graham : dance on film
Published [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.8092 Graham Gra/Mgd  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, black & white and color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (16 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 406
Criterion collection ; 406
Contents Disc one: A dancer's world / 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 / 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 / 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.)
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.)
Summary "One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated by Graham herself, is a glimpse into her class work and methodology. Appalachian Spring (1958) and Night Journey (1961) are two complete Graham ballets, the first a celebration of the American pioneer spirit, scored by Aaron Copland, the second a powerfully physical rendering of the Oedipus myth. These are signature Graham works and tributes to the art of the human body."--Container
Notes Full screen (1.33:1)
Title from container
Booklet includes essay "Martha Graham on Film" by Joan Acocella
Special features (disc 1): Ron Simon on Nathan Kroll [featurette] (12 min.); The editors [featurette] (14 min.); Kroll: in his own words [featurette] (7 min.)
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
The dancers: editors, Anne Alvergue, Chris Ramey
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: Dancers: Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes, Bertram Ross, Matt Turney, Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Ethel Winter, Miriam Cole
Night journey: Dancers: 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
Notes DVD, Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1.33:1
In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Graham, Martha.
Martha Graham Dance Company.
Dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
Modern dance -- United States.
Modern dance -- History -- 20th century.
Dance -- Performance.
Music and dance.
Genre/Form Dance television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television programs
Television programs
Television programs
Dance films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Short films.
Short films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Author Graham, Martha, choreographer, dancer, narrator, on-screen participant
Glushanok, Peter, television director
Kroll, Nathan, television producer
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988, art director
Leatherman, LeRoy, contributor
Rothschild, Bethsabée de, baroness, presenter
Hammid, Alexander, television director
Tatge, Catherine, television director
Lasseur, Dominique, television producer
Bloom, Claire, 1931- narrator
Schiller, Johanna, film director
Bastien, Joseph, contributor
Cole, Miriam, dancer
Hodes, Stuart, dancer
Hinkson, Mary, dancer
Hodes, Linda Margolies, dancer
Winter, Ethel, dancer
Yuriko, 1920- dancer
McGehee, Helen, dancer
Container of (work): Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Appalachian spring.
Container of (work): Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Night journey (Instrumental work)
Sept/Vidéo (Firm)
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.
Association relative à la télévision européenne.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Container of (work): Graham, Martha. Appalachian spring.
Container of (work): Graham, Martha. Night journey.
ISBN 1934121843
Other Titles Dance on film
Dancer's world
Martha Graham, the dancer revealed
Martha Graham technique
Company on tour, 1954