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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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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, Indrani
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Indrani Rahman, 1930-1999, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
Indrani discusses the history of Indian classical dance during the British rule of India; types of Indian regional dance; the career of Ragini Devi, her mother; the roles of men and women dancers and of court and temple dancers; her own early dance career, teaching, her notation system; her children and grandchild...
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Indrani Rahman, 1930-1999, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 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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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Kavita Shridhirani
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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 Kavita Shridharani, 1954-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 29 mins
Interviewer, Billie Mahoney ; interviewee, Kavita Shridharani. Recorded at Viacom 25, San Francisco, California.
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 Kavita Shridharani, 1954-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 29 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Remy Charlip
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directed by Ben Detenber, 1962-; produced by Ben Detenber, 1962-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Remy Charlip, 1929-2012, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 28 mins
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.
directed by Ben Detenber, 1962-; produced by Ben Detenber, 1962-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Remy Charlip, 1929-2012, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, William Como
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and William Como, 1925-1989, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 28 mins
Dance Magazine editor William Como outlines the development of Dance Magazine since 1954 and his involvement with it.
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and William Como, 1925-1989, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1986), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Serena
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directed by James Chladek, fl. 1990; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Serena "Serena" Wilson, 1933-2007, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1988), 28 mins
Serena discusses a recent trip to Egypt, where she leads tours for students of belly dancing. She compares her own beginnings as a performer to opportunities for belly dancers today. A Life magazine article on her studio launched belly dancing as an exercise fad in the 1970s, and this interest inspired her two boo...
directed by James Chladek, fl. 1990; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Serena "Serena" Wilson, 1933-2007, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1988), 28 mins
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