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Cronson, Mary Sharp

Overview
Works: 348 works in 468 publications in 1 language and 480 library holdings
Genres: Filmed performances  Filmed dance  Filmed panel discussions  Musical settings  Interviews  Drama  Filmed plays  Case studies 
Roles: Producer, Speaker
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Most widely held works about Mary Sharp Cronson
 
Most widely held works by Mary Sharp Cronson
Peter & 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
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, how they selected the instruments to correspond to the scents, and how writing the score was similar to writing for film. Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel speaks about the technical challenges involved in delivering the scents to the audience. The panelists speak about the structure of the libretto and the relationships between different sensory perceptions. Matthew explains to the audience how to interact with the scent apparatus. A full performance of Green aria follows; portions of the opera have no visual component
NY.2022 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
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
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 the four roles played by Cambodian dancers, why she decided to work with Cambodian dancers, how her interest in working with Classically trained Cambodian dancers for this project and taking it in a new western direction, the juxtaposition of the traditional monkey role with the natural monkey movement, the process involved with transferring the movement to the dancers and how their intensive training begining at age 6 helped with this process, incorporating improvisation, Sargis discussing monkeys behaviors with the dancers, and what Phuon 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
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 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, 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 at the matchmaking site Chemistry.com containing the four basic personality trait systems (Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator) which helped determine how people make dating selections
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 when and why he decided to create this project about Paul Robeson, why he included the House of Un-American Activities Committee in the play, what drew Moisés Kaufman to this play and Paul Robeson, the creative ideas Kaufman had as the director for the physical production and the world of this play. Panel discussion 2: Beaty talks about the life of Paul Robeson's wife Eslanda and what it is like portraying her, a brief talk about their son Paul Robeson Jr., Beatty discusses some of the background story not seen in the performance excerpts, Kaufman talks about the Tectonic Theater Project and how this play fits into the story of Tectonic
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
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
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
Holiday concert Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concert of choral holiday music in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum
Armitage Gone! Dance, The elegant universe Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program was presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival. An excerpt from Connoisseurs of chaos and a series of excerpts from the work-in-progress The elegant universe are interspersed with discussions of physics. Karole Armitage speaks about how her choreography was inspired by and reflects the ideas of relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory, drawn from the book The elegant universe by Brian Greene. Greene offers further explanation and discussion of the history of relativity and quantum theory, the uncertainty principal, and the attempt to unify physics through string theory. Lukas Ligeti speaks about the musical score, how musics is related to physics, the influence of African percussion on his work, and the marimba lumina
The Eos Orchestra Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Sheffer, Artistic Director of the Eos Orchestra leads a panel discussion about how words are adapted to musical settings. Sheffer desribes the atmosphere in France during the period before World War I; a time of great change. Sheffer discusses the portrait of Gertrude Stein by Picasso; Apollinaire's poem La cravate et la montre (The tie and the watch); Cubism; the life of Francis Poulenc and his use of Apollinaire's poetry in his music; Stein's inlfuence on Apollinaire; Sheffer's opera Blood on the dining room floor based on a text by Gertrude Stein. Sheffer reads a few lines from Stein's poem Susie Asado; describes what led him to write an opera based on Stein's book; discusses the literary life of Gertrude Stein; and talks about how he used Stein's words to create his opera
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
Nacho Duato Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nacho Duato discusses his childhood, dance career and his company, Compañía Nacional de Danza, interspersed with performed excerpts. He talks about his inspirations, becoming artistic director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza, and the reasons for leaving the company in July 2010
John Zorn, Shir Ha-Shirim Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Zorn designed this evening of music and dance inspired by the Song of songs. The first half consists of instrumental music, the second half of vocal music with recitation of the text in Hebrew, accompanied by dancers performed choreography based on traditional Cambodian dance. Between the two halves Zorn and choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro discuss the development of the project and how they approached the material
Karlheinz Stockhausen Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of two works composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Romulus Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Jarden introduces the world premiere of Romulus, an opera in one act, based on an English translation by Barnett Shaw of a play by Alexander Dumas, père, produced in association with the Washington Square Ensemble and American Opera Projects
 
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