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Mahoney, Billie

Overview
Works: 325 works in 514 publications in 1 language and 4,014 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  History 
Roles: Interviewer, Producer, Performer, Host, Recipient
Classifications: GV1594, 793.3092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Billie Mahoney
Dance on : David Parsons ( )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 124 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 ( )
9 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; 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 ( )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 93 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 ( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 91 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 ( )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 89 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 with Billie Mahoney ( )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 89 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 ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 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 ( )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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 ( )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 87 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
Dance on ( )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 87 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 with Billie Mahoney ( )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 86 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 ( )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 86 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 ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 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 ( )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 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 ( )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 85 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 with Billie Mahoney. with Billie Mahoney ( )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 84 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 ( )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 84 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 with Billie Mahoney ( )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 83 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 ( )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 83 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
Dance on ( )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 82 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. Sticken 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
 
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