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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Murray Louis
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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 Murray Louis, 1926-2016, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 28 mins
Interview with the director/choreographer of the Murray Louis Dance Company, who discusses a typical New York dance season for his company; audience reception, the Joyce Theatre (New York); anticipating performances.
directed by Lisa Green, fl. 1986; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Murray Louis, 1926-2016, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Lois Silk
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Lois Silk, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1983), 28 mins
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.
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Lois Silk, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1983), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Vernon Fuquay
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directed by Art Washington, fl. 1990; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Renee Renouf, fl. 1986; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Vernon Fuquay, 1953-1989, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 29 mins
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.
directed by Art Washington, fl. 1990; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Renee Renouf, fl. 1986; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Vernon Fuquay, 1953-1989, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 29 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Eve Gentry, Part 1
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directed by James Chladek, fl. 1990; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Eve Gentry, 1910-1994, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1990), 29 mins
Eve Gentry looks back over her multifaceted career, which she began under her real name, Henrietta Greenhood. She first studied modern dance with a Laban-trained teacher in California, then moved to New York where she joined Hanya Holm's company, creating roles in works such as Trend and Tragic exodus. She studied...
directed by James Chladek, fl. 1990; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Eve Gentry, 1910-1994, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1990), 29 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Martha Myers
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directed by Sheree Turner, fl. 1990; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and J. Scott Cook, fl. 1986; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Martha Myers, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1990), 29 mins
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...
directed by Sheree Turner, fl. 1990; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and J. Scott Cook, fl. 1986; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Martha Myers, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1990), 29 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Janet Hamburg
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directed by Ann Kelly; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Janet Hamburg, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1993), 28 mins
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 wor...
directed by Ann Kelly; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Janet Hamburg, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1993), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Marcia McFee
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directed by Ann Kelly; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Dr. Marcia McFee, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1994), 28 mins
Missouri-born Marcia McFee, who formerly danced in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, talks about her current activities as a master's candidate in theological studies and a dance soloist specializing in dances in religious settings. She describes her use of structured improvisation as the choreogra...
directed by Ann Kelly; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Dr. Marcia McFee, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1994), 28 mins
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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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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, Lavinia Williams
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produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Lavinia Williams Yarborough, 1916-1989, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1983), 28 mins
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...
produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Lavinia Williams Yarborough, 1916-1989, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1983), 28 mins
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