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Deren, Maya

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Most widely held works by Maya Deren
Maya Deren : experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

39 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 short films by surrealist Russian-American filmmaker Maya Deren, the "Mother of the trance film", that evoke and exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s, studying identity, movement, and freedom
Divine horsemen : the living gods of Haiti by Maya Deren( Book )

51 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the classic, intimate study, movingly written with the special insight of direct encounter, which was first published in 1953 by the fledgling Thames & Hudson firm in a series edited by Joseph Campbell. Maya Deren's Divine Horsemen is recognized throughout the world as a primary source book on the culture and spirituality of Haitian Voudoun. -- Publisher description
Divine horsemen : the living gods of Haiti by Maya Deren( Visual )

60 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of the Voudoun religions of Haiti. Presents rituals performed by the Rada, Petro, and Congo cults, whose devotees commune with cosmic powers through invocations, sacrifices, and possession
The legend of Maya Deren : a documentary biography and collected works by Vèvè A Clark( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine horsemen : Voodoo gods of Haiti by Maya Deren( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Mirror of Maya Deren by Martina Kudlácek( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves excerpts from some of Maya Deren's films with archival footage and commentary by acolytes and contemporaries, such as Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas. Includes excerpts from the films: At land, Ritual in transfigured time, and Meshes of the afternoon
Meshes of the afternoon by Maya Deren( Visual )

31 editions published between 1943 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This avant-garde classic, made in collaboration with husband Alexander Hammid, is an important piece of feminist filmmaking. Of the film, with its subjective camera movement, jump cuts, and visual repetition, Deren wrote, ?[it] is concerned with the inner realities of the individual and the way in which the subconscious will develop, interpret and elaborate an apparently simple and causal occurrence into a critical emotional experience.? Here in its original version, it is presented intentionally silent
Essential Deren : collected writings on film by Maya Deren( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until now, Maya Deren's essays on the art and craft of filmmaking have not been available in a comprehensive volume equally handy for students, film enthusiasts, and scholars. Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film contains all of Deren's essays on her own films as well as more general essays on film theory, the relation of film to dance, various technical aspects of film production, the distinction between amateur and professional filmmaking, and the famous 1946 chapbook titled "An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film," which has been reset here for the first time. There are hard-to-find articles written for magazines and art journals, as well as lectures, Q&A sessions, program notes, and manifestoes. This book will be particularly welcomed by the large audience that saw Martina Kudlacek's documentary, "In the Mirror of Maya Deren," during its theatrical release in the U.S. and Europe in 2002. The importance of Maya Deren's films and writings is further evidenced by the American Film Institute having named its highest award for independent filmmaking the "Maya Deren.""
Early women filmmakers : an international anthology by Various( Visual )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of 14 of early cinema's most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren."--Container
Maya Deren : collected experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examples of Maya Deren's work evoke and exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s
American short films( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 16 short films by America's filmmakers, some of which are incredibly rare. The set includes works by Tim Burton, Andy Warhol, Alexander Payne, Todd Solondz, George Lucas, and Gus Van Sant, among others. Most of the films are accompanied by optional audio commentary, almost always by their respective directors
Talley Beatty (1993)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talley Beatty has had an illustrious career spanning six decades. He began studying with Katherine Dunham at the age of 11 and at 16 became a principal dancer in her company. His choreography has been performed by numerous companies including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Mr. Beatty was the recipient of the 1993 Scripps/ADF award. Also included is "A Study in Choreography For Camera" (1945), the seminal film by Maya Deren featuring Mr. Beatty
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Talley Beatty : speaking of dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In interviews interspersed with performance, class, and rehearsal footage, Talley Beatty, recipient of the 1993 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in Choreography, looks back at his life and career. He describes his first choreography in the film A study in Choreography for Camera (1945), directed by Maya Deren ; his experiences as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company ; dancing in the musical Cabin in the sky, which was choreographed by George Balanchine ; creating dance for television ; his partnership with Janet Collins ; running his own company ; staging his choreography for the students of Elma Lewis in Boston ; encountering and surmounting racial prejudice in the course of his career. He discusses the historical basis of two of his works, Road of the Phoebe Snow (1959) and Mourner's Bench, part of Southern Landscape (1947), and talks about the mix of dance forms in his recent restaging of Celebration (ca. 1973). He analyzes his own movement style, which he considers Graham-influenced rather than a type of jazz dance
An anagram of ideas on art, form and film by Maya Deren( Book )

10 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

33 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examples of Maya Deren's work evoke and exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s."
The underground film : an introduction to its development in America by Sheldon Renan( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in choreography for camera by Maya Deren( Visual )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1993 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dance choreographed for and performed by the camera and the dancer together, in which the camera transports dancer Talley Beatty from point to point, supports him in an extended and accelerated pirouette, and sustains him in an attenuated leap
The Maya Deren collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with being a filmmaker, Deren was a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer and photographer, and she brings all of these disciplines together in her dreamlike and ecstatic films. Her most famous and influential is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), co-directed with Alexander Hammid, which depicts a surrealist slippage in reality as a woman's home becomes a shifting landscape of beauty and menace
Folk music from Haiti : meringues and ballads( Recording )

4 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Divine horsemen : the living gods of Haiti
Essential Deren : collected writings on filmPoints of resistance : women, power & politics in the New York avant-garde cinema, 1943-71Maya Deren and the American avant-gardeMeshes of the afternoonThe modernist poetics and experimental film practice of Maya Deren, (1917-1961)From The book of legends : stories of Maya Deren, Joseph Cornell & Charles Olson
Alternative Names
Bardacke, Eleanora

Bardacke, Eleanora 1917-1961

Bardacke, Eleanora Deren 1917-1961

Bardacke, Elenora

Bardacke, Elenora, 1917-1961

Deren, Eleanora

Deren, Eleanora, 1917-1961

Deren, Elenora

Deren, Elenora, 1917-1961

Deren, Eleonora 1917-1961

Derenkovskaja, Eleonora 1917-1961

Derenkowsky, Eleanora

Derenkowsky, Eleanora 1917-1961

Derenkowsky, Elenora

Derenkowsky, Elenora 1917-1961

Derenkowsky, Eleonora.

Derenkowsky Eleonora 1917-1961

Hammid, Eleanora

Hammid, Eleanora 1917-1961

Hammid, Elenora

Hammid, Elenora, 1917-1961

Hammid, Maya

Hammid, Maya, 1917-1961

Ito, Maya

Ito, Maya 1917-1961

Maya Deren

Maya Deren Amerikaans actrice (1917-1961)

Maya Deren réalisatrice américaine

Maya Deren regista statunitense

Maya Deren US-amerikanische Regisseurin

Майя Дерен

מיה דרן שחקנית אמריקאית

مايا ديرين

مایا درن بازیگر، رقاص، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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