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Cronson, Mary Sharp

Overview
Works: 339 works in 460 publications in 2 languages and 472 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Interviews  Drama  Case studies 
Roles: Producer, Speaker
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Peter and the wolf Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The narrator (Isaac Mizrahi) reads the story of Peter & the wolf, between the musical sections
Poetry into music with Dana Gioia, in celebration of The Hudson Review's 60th anniversary Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Hudson Review includes musical settings of poems by Dana Gioia, a reading of poems by Gioia, and a panel discussion with Gioia and Sarah Rothenberg. Gioia speaks about his dual careers in poetry and business; his use of everyday middle-class life as subject matter for poetry; whom he sees as his audience; his musical training and love of music; his attitude towards rhyme, meter and form in poetry; the audience's role in completing a poem; textual and emotional difficulties in interpreting poetry; and his libretto for the opera Nosferatu, based on the film by F.W. Murnau. The composers of the settings speak about why and how they chose to set particular poems
American Ballet Theatre, Latin stars Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wes Chapman, Ballet Master of the American Ballet Theatre, moderates a panel discussion about the ABT's production of The sleeping beauty. Panelists include dancers Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. Gelsey Kirkland introduces the dances performed in the prologue. Michael Chernov talks about the history of the ballet Sleeping beauty and the current production. Gelsey Kirkland discusses the difficulties of dancing the Rose adagio and why Sleeping beauty is so important to ABT. The panel discussions are interspersed with excerpts from the ballet. After each performance the dancers are coached by Gelsey Kirkland. Includes a slideshow of set design sketches by Tony Walton and costume design sketches by Willa Kim
Green aria, a scent opera Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Green aria is a multi-sensory performance that combines music and scents. The creators of the scent opera speak about the genesis of the project, how each collaborator became involved and their creative processes. The composers discuss how they responded to the precise timing of the libretto, in which each character is portrayed by a scent. Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel speaks about the technical challenges involved in delivering the scents to the audience. A full performance of Green aria follows; portions of the opera have no visual component
American Ballet Theatre, an evening with Frederic Franklin Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program focuses on the long career of dancer Frederic Franklin. Live performances of ballet excerpts re-staged by Franklin and film clips from the documentary Ballets Russes are interspersed with panel discussions featuring Franklin, his biographer Leslie Norton, and Georgina Parkinson and Julie Kent of American Ballet Theatre. The panelists discuss the making of Norton's biography (published 2007); Franklin's early experiences dancing with Josephine Baker in Paris, in musicals and with the Markova-Dolin Ballet in London; his years with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and professional relationships with Léonide Massine and Alexandra Danilova; his work as a performer and re-stager at American Ballet Theatre; his reaction to receiving the designation of CBE (Commander of the British Empire); his legendary memory for choreography; and his feelings about performing in Balanchine's works. Franklin coaches dancers onstage in the Friends dance from Coppelia, and a video segment of Franklin coaching Julie Kent and Nikolaj Hübbe in Mozartiana is shown. Georgina Parkinson offers a tribute to Franklin's character and the pleasure of working with him
NY.2022 rehearsal ; Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This orchestra installation by visual artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers was created in conjuction with the exhibit "theanyspacewhatever" at the Guggenheim Museum. Inspired by the 1973 motion picture Soylent Green, it depicts a vision of New York City in 2022 when the population has reached 40,000,000. The disc contains a complete edited version of the performance
The Metropolitan Opera, The tempest Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Adès reflects on how he created his operatic version of The tempest while Robert Lepage discusses the new production, which followed his many stagings of the Shakespeare play
New York Theatre Workshop, Aftermath, a sneak preview Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excerpts from Aftermath: the Iraqi refugee project, are interspersed with panel discussion with the play's creators. Blank and Jensen discuss the genesis of the project; the challenges presented by political theater; how they conducted interviews with Iraqi refugees in Jordan and adapted the transcripts into the play's script; their personal reactions to what they heard; what people can do to help the refugees; the body language of the interviewees; their decision to make their translator a character; the methodology of documentary theater; their play The exonerated and other past projects; what they hope audiences will take from the play
Season of Cambodia, Khmeropédies III: Source/Primate : Works & Process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emmanuéle Phuon and Eric J. Sargis discuss their backgrounds and how they began working together on this project, Phuon talks about Khmeropédies I & II and why she decided to work with Cambodian dancers, where the title originated, how her task for this project involved using the Cambodian language and taking it in a new western direction, the juxtaposition of the traditional monkey role with the natural monkey movement, how the Cambodian training of the dancers helped in this creative process, the process involved with transferring the movement to the dancers, Phuon's choreographic process, and what she gave the dancers and what she took away from the experience
Steve Reich interpreted, new choreography by Larry Keigwin and Peter Quanz Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program focuses on new choreography by Larry Keigwin and Peter Quanz with both works using the same music, Double sextet by Steve Reich. A panel discussion proceeds each work with a talk about their choreographic process; how they approach and use the music; the use of production elements including costumes and lighting; the use of narrative in their work; and how the space informs each of their works. This performance includes Steve Reich answering questions about his music; how he composes; and the connection between musicians and choreographers. He also responds to Peter Quanz's work and his use of space
Tectonic Theater Project: The Tallest Tree in the Forest : Works & Process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panel discussion 1: Daniel Beaty discusses what brought him to Robeson and the Tectonic Theater Project's legacy of projects and themes, Erika Floreska talks about Tectonic and why they were interested in Beaty's project, what intrigues and challenges Beaty and what causes him to create one man plays, and Paul Robeson background story not seen in the performance excerpts. Panel discussion 2: Floreska discusses how the elements of duality might look on stage and how this might translate to the set, Beaty talks about Robeson awakening as an artist activist, Robeson returning to America to help fight the war against Fascism, and what it is like for Beaty to portray different characters including Robeson's wife Eslanda
Emotion & motion, Dr. Helen Fisher and the Paris Opera Ballet Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Helen Fisher discusses her study and research on the brains of people in love using fMRI brain scanners; the evolution of human families including why we marry, why we have divorce, why we remarry, and why we fall in love with one person rather than another; what is romantic love along with the three basic emotions; discussion of animals in love and how pair bonding (monogomy) developed in humans and the reason for divorces; how animals developed traits to enhance sexual selection and the biological reasons for personality and chemical systems causing individuals to fall in love with one person over another, this was achieved through a survey for the matchmaking site Chemistry.com containing the four basic personality trait systems (Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator) to help determine how people make dating selections
Robert Wilson, KOOL--dancing in my mind Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
KOOL, dancing in my mind is "a performance/portrait of choreographer and dancer Suzushi Hanayagi by Robert Wilson, Carla Blank and Richard Rutkowski"--program notes. The project was commissioned to accompany the exhibition The third mind: American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Guggenheim Museum. The performance is introduced by a conversation between Alexandra Munroe and Robert Wilson. Wilson speaks about how he first met Suzushi Hanayagi, a Japanese dancer who performed both traditional and avant-garde dance; about their first collaboration, The CIVIL warS; their common interests, including abstraction and the purity of movement. Wilson describes the origins of the project KOOL, which began when he visited Hanayagi in Osaka, Japan, when she was sufferering from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Wilson created a video of Hanayagi's face, hands and feet, which accompanies the live performance, along with archival video footage of performances by Hanayagi. The sound score includes music written by David Byrne for The knee plays, and the text of letters, writings and interviews with Hanayagi, read by others. Wilson explains the significance of the project's title. A complete performance of the piece follows
Blind Lemon blues Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Janet Hill moderates a panel discussion about the new musical Blind Lemon blues. Panelists include playwright Alan Govenar; playwright/director/choreographer, Akin Babatunde ; Alisa Peoples Yarbrough and Lillias White. Govenar speaks about the history of the blues. Babatunde talks about why he focused on Blind Lemon Jefferson and his influence on other musicians such as Leadbelly and Carl Perkins. Govenar talks about the significance of blues music. Alisa Peoples Yarbrough talks about the significance of women and the blues and performs Indiana Harbor. Lillias White talks about how she got involved in Blind Lemon blues. Babatunde talks about the musical staging and choreography for the show and Govenar talks about the role of Norma Miller in creating the choreography for the show and the few facts that we know about Jefferson's life. Rather than recreating Blind Lemon Jefferson they strived to create a metaphor for the era of the 1920s
The bald soprano Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an introduction by director Françoise Kourilsky, this progam is entirely devoted to a perfomance by Ubu Repertory Theater of Eugène Ionesco's La cantatrice chauve, known in English as The bald soprano. The play begins with a brief section in English, with the bulk of the performance in French
American Ballet Theatre, celebrating the life of Antony Tudor Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program celebrates the career and legacy of Antony Tudor. The program begins with a short film titled "Tudor: ABT's artistic conscience," which explores the choreographer's association with American Ballet Theatre through archival footage and commentary. Panel discussion is interspersed with live performances and with video clips of performances and excerpts from an interview with Tudor in the television program Modern ballet. Video clips include Agnes DeMille in Judgment of Paris, Nora Kaye and Hugh Laing in Romeo and Juliet. The panelists discuss Tudor's early years in London; the importance of acting and character development in the performance of his works; the restaging of Judgment of Paris; the psychological and dramatic aspects of Lilac garden, Pillar of fire and Romeo and Juliet; Tudor's experiments with abstraction in Little improvisations, Continuo and Leaves are fading
The 2009 Holiday Concert, George Steel and the Vox Vocal Ensemble Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program consists of holiday music with four carols for all to sing (lyrics included with program)
Voices and dance within the Americas Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The panel discusses the creative and collaborative process involved with creating each choreographic work. Jonah Bokaer discusses his collaboration with the visual artist Anthony Goicolea, Judith Sanchez Ruiz talks about her work that is based on the Cuban American visual artist Ana Mendieta and working with visual artist Sun K. Kwak, and Eduardo Vilaro discusses working with choreographer Maray Gutierrez and his company, Ballet Hispanico
ABT & Frederick Ashton's Sylvia Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Kaye, host of ABTalks, moderates a panel discussion, interspersed with selections from Sylvia. Panelists include Christopher Newton, ballet master for the Royal Ballet and choreographer for this version of Sylvia; and David Vaughan, biographer of Frederick Ashton. Christopher Newton explains the plot of the ballet, introduces each scene performed, talks about Ashton's ballet based on the Beatrix Potter Tales, which was choreographed late in his career, and describes the Fred step. David Vaughan discusses how Ashton came to create this ballet, elaborates on his choreographic style, and discusses Ashton's innovative slow male solos. Elizabeth Kaye talks about Ashton's style of choreography and the panelists discuss Ashton's muse Margot Fonteyn. Includes a brief film clip from an interview with Frederick Ashton
John Zorn's music interpreted, New choreography by Donald Byrd and Pam Tanowitz Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Zorn discusses his music and the differences between his compositions. Donald Byrd and Pam Tanowitz talk about how they used John Zorn's music to create their choreographic works, their thoughts about the music, and how they break down the music in order to begin choreographing
 
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