Reminiscences of Jean Erdman : oral history, 1979.


Erdman, Jean. Reminiscences of Jean Erdman : oral history, 1979.

Reminiscences of Jean Erdman : oral history, 1979.

Early exposure to Isadora Duncan dancing; Sarah Lawrence, 1934-37: contrast between technique of and instruction by Martha Graham and Marion Knighton, theater courses, structure in dance composition; member of Martha Graham's dance company at Bennington, 1937-41: exposure to choreography and professional dancing, apprentice in Graham's company, production of AMERICAN DOCUMENT, CELEBRATION and other pieces, Martha Graham as instructor, dancer and dramatic choreographer; JAZZ MAZE; comparative dance methods of Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey and others.

Transcript: 75 leaves.Tape: 1 reel.

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