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Deren, Maya

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Maya Deren : experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

56 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,015 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 )

48 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 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 )

52 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and French and held by 602 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 )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraits de certains films de Maya Deren entre autres "At Land", "Ritual in tranfigured time" et "Meshes of the afternoon. Images d'archives et commentaires de réalisateurs contemporains tels que Stan Brakhage et Jonas Mékas
Essential Deren : collected writings on film by Maya Deren( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meshes of the afternoon by Maya Deren( Visual )

30 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cine-poem involving the interplay of reality and dreams
American short films by Cinema 16( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema16: American short films provides an essential collection of 16 classic and award-winning short films from America's filmmaking elite, some of which are incredibly rare. The set includes, among others, offerings from such luminaries as Tim Burton, Andy Warhol, Alexander Payne, Todd Solondz, George Lucas, and Gus Van Sant. Most of the films are accompanied by audio commentaries, almost always by their respective directors
Talley Beatty (1993)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 150 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
A study in choreography for camera by Maya Deren( Visual )

9 editions published in 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 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
Early women filmmakers : an international anthology by Various( Visual )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 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
Meditation on violence( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deren explores, from a dance aspect, Woo or Wu Tang boxing, by placing the camera as a spectator watching a boxer exercising. The camera itself becomes the boxer's sparring partner, dodging and attempting to return the athlete's blows. The adjustments, pans, and zooms of the camera simulate a human response. This "dance poem" is contoured to express the movements and the meaning of these movements in this form of boxing
Conversations with contemporary masters of American modern dance : Talley Beatty( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 108 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
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
An anagram of ideas on art, form and film by Maya Deren( Book )

11 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underground film : an introduction to its development in America by Sheldon Renan( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

25 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la colección de cortos de Maya Deren, que trabajó exclusivamente al margen de la industria del cine comercial e hizo de su vida el centro de sus películas. Su cine de vanguardia muestra hechos físicos que contienen un profundo significado psicológico, produce en nuestros corazones un ritmo que alterna, prosigue, revoluciona, late o vuela Poesía, después de todo. Es la fiesta que la vida ofrece a aquellos que saben recibir con sus ojos y sus corazones y comprenden
Maya Deren( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected short films from the 40s and 50s demonstrate the close interaction between the camera and the dancer
Folk music from Haiti : meringues and ballads by Maya Deren( Recording )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 52 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 Amerikaans actrice (1917-1961)

Maya Deren réalisateur américain

Maya Deren regista statunitense

Maya Deren US-amerikanische Regisseurin

Майя Дерен

מיה דרן שחקנית אמריקאית

مايا ديرين

مایا درن بازیگر، رقاص، و کارگردان آمریکایی