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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Alwin Nikolais
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produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Alwin Nikolais, 1910-1993 and Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 28 mins
Billie Mahoney interviews Alwin Nikolais, who was her first dance teacher at Colorado College. They discuss his beginnings as a professional musician and accompanist for dance, his interest in percussion music which subsequently led him to study dance, the influence of Mary Wigman and Hanya Holm, study at Benningt...
produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Alwin Nikolais, 1910-1993 and Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 28 mins
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Through Ballet and Modern Dance
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directed by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Erick Hawkins, 1909-1994; in Erick Hawkins, Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1981), 10 mins
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 Schoo...
directed by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Erick Hawkins, 1909-1994; in Erick Hawkins, Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1981), 10 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Sally Sommer, 1982
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directed by Lisa Green, fl. 1986; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Sally Sommer, 1939-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 28 mins
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 T...
directed by Lisa Green, fl. 1986; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Sally Sommer, 1939-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Liljan Espenak
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Liljan Espenak, 1905-1988, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1983), 28 mins
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...
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Liljan Espenak, 1905-1988, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1983), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Jennifer Scanlon
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produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Jennifer Scanlon, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
Dancer Jennifer Scanlon reminisces about her childhood training (including her ideas on the philosophy and problems of teaching dance to children) and her studies at Jacob's Pillow with Jean Cébron. Her performing experiences include membership in the Merry-Go-Rounders, a children's theater company, and the José...
produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Jennifer Scanlon, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
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Dancing in the U.S. & The Advantages of a Varieté Background
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Lucas Hoving, 1912-2000; in Lucas Hoving, Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 6 mins
Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Lucas Hoving talks about his career connections with Yvonne Georgi, Kurt Jooss, Agnes de Mille, and José Limón, and his recent performing and teaching.
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Lucas Hoving, 1912-2000; in Lucas Hoving, Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 6 mins
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Spirit of Dance, Dance in College
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directed by Edward Etsten, fl. 1995; designed by Helen Pond and Herbert Senn, 1924-2003; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; interview by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; performed by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975, Yasuko Tokunaga, fl. 1976, Gretchen Ward Warren, fl. 1965 and Libby Stackhouse, in Spirit of Dance (Spirit of Dance, 1998), 58 mins
In this video, Yasuko Tokunaga of the Boston Conservatory of Music and Gretchen Ward Warren of the University of South Florida in Tampa discuss the dance programs at their respective institutions. They cover curricula, degree programs, auditions, and entrance requirements and offer advice to dancers considering co...
directed by Edward Etsten, fl. 1995; designed by Helen Pond and Herbert Senn, 1924-2003; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; interview by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975; performed by Norah Dale Allen, fl. 1975, Yasuko Tokunaga, fl. 1976, Gretchen Ward Warren, fl. 1965 and Libby Stackhouse, in Spirit of Dance (Spirit of Dance, 1998), 58 mins
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