Most widely held works about Billie Mahoney
Most widely held works by Billie Mahoney
Dance on with Billie Mahoney ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theatres; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theatre; presenting master classes in schools and museums.
Dance on : David Parsons ( Visual )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Dancer-choreographer David Parsons, a native of Kansas City, Mo., discusses his dance and athletic training there, and his move to New York City, where he joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He talks about different aspects of his experience as a choreographer, and the logistics of running his own dance company. He discusses his works Step into my dream, danced to live music by the Billy Taylor Trio; and Caught, which helped establish him as a choreographer when it was taken into the repertory of Eliot Feld's company.
Dance on Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen discusses her concept of body-mind centering, which postulates that inner body structures (cells, blood, organs as well as muscles and bones) affect body movement. She talks about her training, recalling Erick Hawkins and Irmgard Bartenieff as special mentors, and describing her work in hospitals as an occupational therapist. She discusses the aims and program of her School of Body-Mind Centering, founded in New York in 1973 and now located in Amherst, Mass.
Dance on Sally Fitt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Sally Fitt, who teaches anatomy and kinesiology in the department of modern dance at the University of Utah, discusses the role of science as the facilitator of dance, helping dancers to reach and retain their full potential. She notes the benefits of dance in education. In describing her book Dance kinesiology, she compares her approach with Lulu Sweigard's work in ideokinesis, proposing the use of these studies and others in obtaining a fuller picture of body mechanics in dance.
Dance on. Alvin Ailey ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Alvin Ailey discusses his organization, Dance Theater Foundation, which includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Center School, and Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble; the constant fund raising; his early career and Lester Horton's great influence upon him; coming to New York in 1954 to appear in House of flowers; company tours including one to Russia; American dance influences world-wide and the roots of jazz.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Eugene "Luigi" Louis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Luigi was raised in Ohio, where his older brother taught him to sing and dance as a child; worked in local clubs as a teenager; went into the service in 1943; returned to Ohio in '46. Although intending to become a lawyer, instead went to Hollywood; soon after his arrival he suffered an auto accident which paralyzed one side of his body. After much hard work, he was able to resume dancing in movies; began teaching jazz in 1952; came to Broadway in 1957, performing in musicals; began teaching at the June Taylor School; now has his own school, the Luigi Jazz Center, in New York City.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Senta Driver ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Senta Driver, modern dancer, choreographer, and director of her own company, explains that although originally intending to become a medieval scholar, she turned to dance while attending college; received her master's degree in dance from Ohio State University, and immediately began dancing with the Paul Taylor Company. Now she has her own company, "Harry". A video-dance starring Harry, created by Senta Driver and Gary Halvorson, titled "Roughcut", is shown. She concludes by discussing artists' political responsibilities.
Dance on. Anna Sokolow ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Anna Sokolow, choreographer and dancer, discusses her childhood years; Russian parents who were very poor Jews; themes that she uses, such as struggle and rebellion; the Depression; support from trade unions; 1960's protest; attitude towards work; travels and work in Mexico and Israel; dancers at the Juilliard School.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney Ruth Solomon ( Visual )
in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Ruth Solomon, now based at the University of California in Santa Cruz, discusses aspects of her work in anatomy and dance medicine, which have led to the making of the videotape Anatomy as a master image in training dancers. She recalls her experiences as a member of Jean Erdman's company and her involvement, with Erdman, in founding the School of the Arts at New York University. Her research into dance medicine, begun during her performing career, has included studies on dance injuries in relation to various modern dance techniques, and on foot morphology.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney Sally Sommer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Sally Sommer, dance historian and critic for the Village Voice, discusses her early interpretive dance training in Tucson, Arizona; studying with Mary Wigman in Berlin; Wigman's personality and method; studying for her Master's and Ph. D. degrees; her dissertation on Loie Fuller and her book on tap dancing, Feet talk to me.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Remy Charlip ( Visual )
in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
In this program, Billie Mahoney interviews dancer, choreographer, painter, playwright, author, and Alexander technique instructor Remy Charlip. Charlip discusses his work as a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and his role as co-founder and director of the Paper Bag Players.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney What life gives you ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Billlie Mahoney hosts. The program features clips of interviews with dancers who describe how they overcame obstacles of disease and disability to pursue or continue their dance careers.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney Mino Nicolas ( Visual )
in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Mino Nicholas, director of the American Dance Repertory Company, discusses the qualities of Doris Humphrey's choreography that have inspired him to reconstruct her works, among them Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias and Duo-drama. With the help of Eleanor King and Nona Schurman, he has made an intensive study of Humphrey's technique. Mahoney contributes a description of her revival of The Shakers at Northern Illinois University.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Mary Anthony ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Mary Anthony, dancer, choreographer, and teacher, talks about mounting her work Threnody (1956) during a residency at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She discusses the play that inspired it, Synge's Riders to the sea; her chance discovery of its Britten score; and teaching the dancers how to handle the props required by the piece. Looking back upon her long career, she recalls her arrival in New York, her close association with choreographer Hanya Holm, the establishment of her own company and studio, and her contributions to the religious television programs Lamp unto my feet and Look up and live. She concludes by discussing the need for today's dancers to develop soul as well as technical facility.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Lois Silk ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Lois Silk, movement/exercise teacher of Alexander technique, discusses body tension in dancers; the center as the source of the body's energy; the importance of stretch; the quality of life; and the interaction between student and teacher.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Janet Hamburg ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Janet Hamburg, director of dance in the Dept. of Music and Dance at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, looks back upon her childhood dance training and college education, which ultimately led to her study of Laban movement analysis. She discusses various aspects of this system, which grew out of the work of Rudolf Laban and Warren Lamb, and the related system of Bartenieff Fundamentals, developed by Irmgard Bartenieff. In conclusion, she describes her own application of Laban movement analysis to athletic training and movement work with children and the elderly.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Bill Evans ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Interview conducted during the five day National College Dance Festival at the University of North Texas. Choreographer Bill Evans discusses how he became interested in tap dance and the inception of the Bill Evans Dance Company.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Erick Hawkins ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Modern dancer Erick Hawkins feels that his dance aesthetics have been influenced by Indian tribes living close to his hometown, Trinidad, Colorado. He did not discover dance until he was in college, where he read works by Isadora Duncan; studied dance in Salzburg, Austria; then came to New York to attend the School of American Ballet; danced with and choreographed for Ballet Caravan; eventually found ballet movements too restrictive, and turned to modern dance. After dancing with the Martha Graham Company for 12 years, he broke away and developed his own dance style, integrating Eastern concepts of body movement, such as those found in the martial art aikido into his own dance vocabulary.
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Wu Jing Shu with Billie Mahoney ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. Ann Barzel with Billie Mahoney ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Dance writer Ann Barzel comments upon aspects of dance education in the United States (particularly the contributions of teachers Marjorie Ward Marshall and Mary Wood Hinman), the dance scene in Chicago, and the Jazz Dance World Congress, held in August 1992.
Adler, Alfred Ailey, Alvin Alexander technique teachers Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble Biography Caught (Choreographic work : Parsons) Charlip, Remy Choreographers Choreography Dance Dance companies--Management Dancers Dance teachers Dance therapy Dancing injuries Driver, Senta Espenak, Liljan Fitt, Sally Sevey Flamenco dancers Greco, José Greco, José-Luis,--1953- Halprin, Anna Halvorson, Gary Hamburg, Janet Hawkins, Erick History Horton, Lester,--1906-1953 Human mechanics Humphrey, Doris,--1895-1958 Hutcheson, Jon Interviews Japan Jazz dance Laban, Rudolf von,--1879-1958 Luigi Mahoney, Billie Merce Cunningham Dance Company Mind and body Modern dance Paper Bag Players Parsons, David,--1959 Oct. 29- Parsons Dance Company Paul Taylor Dance Company Sommer, Sally R Tap dancing Threnody (Choreographic work : Anthony) United States Weidman, Charles Wigman, Mary,--1886-1973