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Mahoney, Billie

Works: 290 works in 522 publications in 1 language and 8,647 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Biography  History  Television interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Interviewer, Producer, Performer, Dancer, Director, Author, Recipient
Classifications: GV1594, 615.85155
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Most widely held works about Billie Mahoney
Most widely held works by Billie Mahoney
Dance on( Visual )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 839 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 326 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 )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alwin Nikolais speaks about beginning his career as a piano accompanist at a dance studio. Seeing Mary Wigman for the first time he realized that he wanted to be a dancer, not an accompanist. Billie Mahoney and Alwin Nikolais discuss his work with other dancers, his travels and his career as choreographer and teacher
Dance on( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 152 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 )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 151 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 between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian-born Liljan Espenak, a pioneer in dance therapy, recalls her dance training with Mary Wigman in Germany, where she observed the therapeutic effects of Rudolf von Laban's movement choirs. Her work as a dance teacher in the U.S. formed the basis of her research in dance therapy, which she supplemented with studies in psychotherapy under Alfred Adler
Dance on( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews jazz dancer and teacher, Luigi about his life and his art
Dance on( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer, choreographer, and educator Martha Myers recalls the pioneering days of dance in television, when she and Jac Venza created the series A time to dance, a precursor of Dance in America. She discusses her interest in the study of anatomy, kinesiology, and injury prevention for dancers, and notes the current growth of this field, citing as examples points made by Sally Fitt. Speaking from many years of involvement in the American Dance Festival, she traces a little of its history and describes some of its current activities, among them international exchanges of performers, teachers, and choreographers; the black tradition project, which aims to preserve the works of black choreographers; and workshops in a variety of body therapy techniques
Dance on( Visual )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 142 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( Visual )

in English and held by 142 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 )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 140 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 by Nan Melville( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviewed on the opening night of his company's engagement in Austin, Texas, legendary Spanish dancer José Greco describes the characteristic qualities of flamenco dancing, then reminisces about his long career. He recalls his association with La Argentinita, with whom he toured the U.S. in the 1940s, the formation of his own company in Spain, and his return to the U.S., where he performed onstage, in television, and in films until his retirement as a performer in 1974. In 1984 he recreated his company as a showcase for his son José Greco II and two daughters. Current activities include teaching at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and plans, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, to revive and notate his dance works Dance of the horsemen (with Billie Mahoney as notator) and the Legend of the Petenera
Dance on( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 132 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 )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeleine Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, discusses some concerns of building and maintaining a dance archive. In describing her work with the Dance Collection's film archive under the curatorship of Genevieve Oswald, she recalls the choreographic record films commissioned from Emile Ardolino and others. She notes the problems of storing and preserving videotapes and other library materials, and the constraints caused by budgetary cuts. She describes the Dance Collection's automated cataloguing system, pioneered by Oswald and implemented by Dorothy Lourdou
Dance on( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hikari Baba, a young Japanese dancer and choreographer now resident in the United States, discusses aspects of her career both in Japan, where she danced with Mieko Fuji, and in the United States, where she studied at the Juilliard School with Billie Mahoney and others. She discusses the challenges of moving between two cultures, notes the experiences of her compatriot Tatsuo Mochizuki, and talks about her company, Baba Dancers. Mahoney screens an excerpt from a camera study she made of Baba for the International Congress on Movement Notation in 1984
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