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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, Muriel Topaz
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 29 mins
Muriel Topaz, director of the Dance Notation Bureau, discusses the Labanotation system; her work at the Bureau, notating for various choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Martha Graham, etc.; opportunities in the future for notators; the historical importance of dance...
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1982), 29 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, Selma Jeanne Cohen
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, E.T.C. Studios, New York; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (New York, NY: Dance On Video, 1982), 29 mins
In this episode of Dance On, Billie Mahoney interviews writer and dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen.
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, E.T.C. Studios, New York; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (New York, NY: Dance On Video, 1982), 29 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, Alvin Ailey
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
In this episode of Dance On, Billie Mahoney interviews Alvin Ailey.
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Baird Hastings
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
Baird Hastings, a writer, conductor, and music teacher, talks about his career in relation to dance and the personalities he has known, among them George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. In discussing the special problems of conducting for dance, he analyzes the exemplary methods of the New York City Ballet's musi...
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Ben Sommers
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Video Workshop for Dance and Theatre; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
In this episode of Dance On, Billie Mahoney interviews president of the Capezio shoe company Ben Sommers.
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Video Workshop for Dance and Theatre; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Dorothy Bird Villard
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directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
A former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Dorothy Bird Villard discusses the events that led to her career in dance. As a child, Ms. Villard participated in Sword and Greek dancing. After a chance encounter with Anna Pavlova, she went to study at the Cornish School in Seattle, Washington, where she met M...
directed by William Hohauser; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1984), 28 mins
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