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Deren, Maya

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

33 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 737 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( Visual )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and French and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Voudoun religion of Haiti. The film deals with the rituals of the Rada, Petro and Congo cults of Haiti
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 384 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 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

"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.""
Maya Deren : collected experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cine-poem involving the interplay of reality and dreams
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
Early women filmmakers : an international anthology by Various( Visual )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 151 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
Talley Beatty (1993)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 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
Meditation on violence( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 128 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
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 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 106 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 )

9 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

31 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 67 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
The underground film : an introduction to its development in America by Sheldon Renan( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya Deren( Visual )

6 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( Recording )

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

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

5 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dance choreographed for and performed by the camera and the dancer together
Inverted odysseys : Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman by Lynn Gumpert( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman were born in different countries, in different generations - Cahun in France in 1894, Deren in Russia in 1917, and Sherman in the United States in 1954. Yet they share a deeply theatrical obsession that shatters any notion of a unified self. All three try out identities from different social classes and geographic environments, extend their temporal range into the past and future, and transform themselves into heroes and villains, mythological creatures, and sex goddesses. The premise of Inverted Odysseys is that this expanded concept of the self - this playful urge to "try on" other roles - is more than a feminist or psychological issue
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Essential Deren : collected writings on film
Inverted odysseys : Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy ShermanPoints 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