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  • Cakewalk

    Originally recorded on 16mm at various performances between 1943-1944, the film contains sections of Dunham works Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Advanced second position plié with back leg lift

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Interview with Thomas Hampson, conducted by Denise Gallo

    videorecording | 1 video, 41 minutes | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 2009. (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Gallo, Denise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Great conversations: the virtuosos

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 51 min., 12 sec. | The violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, and Arnold Steinhardt; the cellists Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Sharon Robinson; and the pianists Claude Frank and Joseph Kalichstein join Istomin in the Library of Congress' Whittall Pavilion for a conversation among intimate friends about chamber music, performance practices, the influences of master teachers, and the ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Kalichstein, Joseph - Frank, Claude - Robinson, Sharon - Ma, Yo Yo - Harrell, Lynn - Steinhardt, Arnold - Laredo, Jaime - Frank, Pamela - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Jazz Conversation: Argentine Pianist and Composer Guillermo Klein

    videorecording | videorecording ; 49 min | Argentine pianist and composer Guillermo Klein talks with Library of Congress music specialist Larry Appelbaum. (Content). Recorded February 29, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: In the early 1990s, pianist, composer and bandleader Guillermo Klein moved from his native Argentina to Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. He spent the remainder of that decade in New ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Klein, Guillermo - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 55 min | Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium. (Content). Recorded February 23, 2009 (Date). Born in Saginaw, Michigan ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • The sound of Broadway music - Practical matters

    videorecording | videorecording : 191 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 7, 2009 at 1 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Making Music Changes Brains

    Making music is an intense, multi-sensory and motor experience that is typically initiated at an early age and practiced throughout a musician's lifetime. Emerging research over the years has shown that long-term music making and continuous practice of learned skills can be a strong stimulator for neuroplastic changes in the developing, as well as the adult brain and has positive effects on motion, emotion ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Schlaug, Gottfried
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-12-04
  • That baseball rag [illustrated]

    videorecording | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from online Jukebox. 3332 (General). Photos used: [President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first ball, opening day, 1916] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18475 ) -- Baseball fans - at Polo Grounds, N.Y. April 12, 1911 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b06584 ) -- Bugs Raymond, New York Giants, baseball card portrait (http://www.loc.gov/item/200768563/ )Oscar Stanage/Edgar Summers, Detroit Tigers, baseball card portrait] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/bbc.1981f ) -- ...

    • Contributor: Collins, Arthur - Wolff, Dave - Jones, Clarence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Danny Kaye - Israel

    videorecording | 16mm color film | Danny Kaye visits desert sites in Israel. (Print viewed). (General). MAVIS record number: 1843850-1-128034-1 (General). From: Home Movies (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Danny Kaye, Korea/baseball/Dena

    videorecording | 16mm color film | This film shows Kaye visiting G.I.s in Korea, a baseball game between Boston and Pittburgh teams, and Kaye's daughter Dena with a playmate. (Print viewed). (General). From: Home Movies (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [Performance of Bach's Chaconne on "Brookings" violin]

    videorecording | Violinist Nicholas Kitchen recorded Bach's Chaconne on 5 violins in the Library of Congress's collections to compare the sounds in March, 2007. Recording was made at the Library of Congress by the Information Technologies Services division. (General). The violin that is being performed was made by Nicolo Amati in Cremona in 1654, and is known as the "Brookings." (General). Videorecording (Form). Videorecording ...

    • Contributor: Kitchen, Nicholas - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork

    motion picture | Duration: 1:31:08 | Filmed in 1936 by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a couple dancing in a public dance hall located in Kingston, Jamaica. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Interview with Guillermo Klein

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 49 min. | Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress (Venue). February 29, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Klein, Guillermo - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Jazz Conversation: Ron Carter with Larry Appelbaum

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 71 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 17, 2012. 1:00 PM (Date). 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Carter, Ron - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Conversation with Morton Subotnick

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 45 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 9, 2012 (Date). 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Subotnick, Morton
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [Performance of Bach's Chaconne on "Kreisler" violin]

    videorecording | Violinist Nicholas Kitchen recorded Bach's Chaconne on 5 violins in the Library of Congress's collections to compare the sounds in March, 2007. Recording was made at the Library of Congress by the Information Technologies Services division. (General). The violin that is being performed was made by Giuseppe Guarneri (del Gesu) in Cremona ca. 1730, and is known as the "Kreisler." (General). Videorecording ...

    • Contributor: Kitchen, Nicholas Kitchen - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:40:16 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a pregnant woman dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Pas de Deux from "L'Ag'Ya"

    Originally recorded on 16mm at various performances between 1943-1944, the film contains sections of Dunham works Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya (10 minutes) Market ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Twelve-count leg swings

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [ Joshua Rifkin in an interview with David Sager]

    In an interview with David Sager and Loras Schissel, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses and demonstrates ragtime piano music performance practice. Interview. videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 24 min., 35 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewers: David Sager, Loras Schissel; pianist: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Sager, David - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • What a time [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Audio track taken from AFS 7044 A1 (General). Photos used: Members of an artillery unit stand by and check their equipment while the convoy takes a break (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c33629 ) -- [Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, in staff hq. on west front, examining map with his high command] ...

    • Contributor: Golden Gate Quartet - Willis, Laurence James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

    Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform traditional dances and songs at the Library of Congress, November 16, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 69 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 16, 2005. (Date). The members of this ensemble are from Arizona and New Mexico. Most are students at the University of New Mexico. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers - Bass, Howard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Beethoven: The Universal Composer

    videorecording | videorecording ; 45 min | Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris discussed his new book, "Beethoven: The Universal Composer." The Library's Music Division cosponsored the event with the Center for the Book. Morris, a classically trained pianist, has studied Beethoven and his music for 40 years. "Of all the great composers, Beethoven is the most enduring in his appeal to dilettantes and intellectuals ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morris, Edmund
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Katherine Dunham on "Shango"

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video