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Mahoney, Billie

Overview
Works: 336 works in 503 publications in 1 language and 4,901 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  History 
Roles: Interviewer, Producer, Dancer, Performer, Director, Author, Host, Recipient
Classifications: GV1594, 793.3092
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Most widely held works by Billie Mahoney
Dance on ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member 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) and 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny talks about her school of african modern dance, created by combining traditional Senegalese dance with her classical and modern dance training in France
Dance on ( Visual )
in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Susan McKenna, a dance therapist who works with adolescent psychiatric patients at the Langeley Porter Institute at the University of California
Dance on ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Evans discusses the place of tap dance in modern dance and advocates the importance of Laban analysis in the practice of modern choreography. He reminisces about his experiences as a dance director and considers the business side of dance companies
Dance on ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muriel Cohan, now on the dance faculty at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, reminisces about her early dance career in Philadelphia, where she studied and performed with modern dancer Meli Kaye. She recalls her work with Mary Anthony and her dance company in New York, where she performed in Anthony's Threnody and Anna Sokolow's Rooms. She talks about her performing, choreography, and teaching activities with her husband Patrick Suzeau, with whom she founded the Cohan/Suzeau Dance Company, and describes their recent visit to India
Dance on ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Mooney, a Pilates specialist who runs the Modern Body Contrology studio in Kansas City, Mo., discusses the Pilates method of contrology, an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates as a means of using the mind to work the body more efficiently. Mooney, a former dancer, talks about his dance career in Kansas City, and his studies of the Pilates method in New York with Romana Kryzanowsky, who carried on Joseph Pilates' work after his death in 1967. He describes Pilates' invention and use of devices such as the Universal Reformer as aids in executing the exercises, and the benefits of the method in rehabilitating and conditioning the body
Dance on ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Valerie Preston-Dunlop looks back upon her association with Rudolf Laban, with whom she studied beginning in 1947. She recalls his special qualities as a teacher, and describes his research into the movement of industrial workers, which he called the "system of industrial rhythm." Discussing her current work at the Laban Centre in London, she talks about her research into the birth of modern dance in Europe, in which Laban played a major role, and her role in organizing an exhibition utilizing materials from the Centre's wide-ranging Laban collection
Dance on ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, dancer, choreographer, and teacher Lucas Hoving talks about his career and connections with Yvonne Georgi, Kurt Jooss, Agnes de Mille, and José Limón
Dance on ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Vernon Fuquay was a primary founder of the Dancers' Group in San Francisco. In this interview, Fuquay discusses the business of dance and the costs of producing dance from rehearsal, to advertising and promotion, to performance." -- Insight Media website
Dance on with Billie Mahoney. with Billie Mahoney ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shanghai-born dancer and notator Wu Jing Shu, known as Lolli, recalls her dance training in Beijing with Soviet ballet teachers such as Pyotr Gusev, and her subsequent performances in the classical repertory and in Chinese ballets such as The Red Detachment of Women. She talks about her studies with Dai Ai-lian, who introduced notation to China, and her own work in translating Labanotation terminology into Chinese. Discussing her present position with the Central Ballet of China, she notes some recent cultural exchanges between China and the west, notably Norman Walker's stagings of In the Mountain Forest and Romeo and Juliet, and the participation of the Chinese in the second International Congress on Movement Notation (Hong Kong, 1990). Mahoney relates her own experiences teaching jazz and tap dancing in China
Dance on with Billie Mahoney ( )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shalom Hermon, a leading figure in the development of Israeli folk dancing, looks back upon its origins and growth. He traces its roots to the dances of Jewish and other ethnic groups that immigrated to Israel, and the conscious effort to revive the dance festivals (e.g., Shavuot, Feast of the Tabernacle) mentioned in the Bible. Formerly Israel's supervisor of physical education, he is now retired, but remains responsible for dance education in the schools
Dance on ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethel Winter describes her first exposure to modern dance while a student at Bennington College, studying with Martha Graham, and becoming a member of her company. Stricken with tuberculosis in the midst of her career, she tells about coming back to dance after a year of illness. She now teaches Graham technique at the Juilliard School in New York
Dance on with Billie Mahoney ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Humphrey Woodford, head of Princeton Book Company, discusses his work as a publisher of dance books and videos. He reminisces about his mother Doris Humphrey and his childhood in the Humphrey-Weidman company's communal home. In addition to looking back at Humphrey's life and her interactions with Charles Weidman and José Limón, he discusses the present-day interest in her works, many of which have been revived
Dance on with Billie Mahoney ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member 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
 
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