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Mahoney, Billie

Works: 308 works in 541 publications in 1 language and 10,477 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Biography  History  Television interviews  Filmed interviews  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Interviewer, Producer, Dancer, Performer, Director, Author, Host, Recipient
Classifications: GV1594, 793.3092
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Most widely held works about Billie Mahoney
Most widely held works by Billie Mahoney
Dance on( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscing about her performing career, which began with the American Negro Ballet of Eugene van Grona, Ballet Theatre, and the Katherine Dunham company, Lavinia Williams recalls the prejudice that blacks had to face first in obtaining ballet training, then in maintaining their careers. She also danced in musical comedies and films, notably Finian's rainbow and Carnival of rhythm. She discusses her work in Haiti, where she lived for 27 years
Dance on( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 358 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 in 1994 in English and held by 206 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 by Li Ai( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 191 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 )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 185 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 2005 in English and held by 177 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 )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerie Preston-Dunlop looks back upon her association with Rudolf Laban with whom she began to study 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 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 172 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
Dance on( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 172 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 )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 165 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 163 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 161 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 Indrani Rahman( Visual )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Indrani discusses the history of Indian classical dance. She explains how Indian dance evolved during the British rule of India. She reminisces about her own early career and the career of her mother, Ragini Devi. Indrani also explains her teaching techniques and her notation system
Dance On( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Sommers, "Mr. Capezio," retired owner of Capezio Dancewear, discusses his past and present career: working for Capezio since age 14; originating the Capezio Foundation, which presents the annual Capezio Dance Award; National Dance Week; United States dance stamps (1978); the ecumenical factor in dance
Dance on( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 158 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billie 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 156 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 )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 155 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 154 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 )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 153 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's work after his death in 1967. He describes Pilates's 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
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