Film, Video More Than Words: Design, Dance and Graphic Notation in the Performing Arts

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Title

  • More Than Words: Design, Dance and Graphic Notation in the Performing Arts

Summary

  • The Library of Congress Music Division is a treasure house of more than centuries of music, theater and dance materials from composers and performers from around the world. Our tour explores visual literacy - focusing on non-textual materials that require a different form of "reading". Six staff members take visitors on a journey through Illuminated manuscripts, costume and set designs, lighting plots, and various musical and dance notation forms to see how performing arts professionals document their work visually for both their use and that of others. Creators include costumer Florence Klotz; set designer Peggy Clark; composers George Antheil, Aurelio de la Vega, Lukas Foss, and Lucia Dlugoszewski, and choreographers Agnes deMille, Erick Hawkins and Frederick Ashton. These materials draw from the Division's more than five hundred special collections in music, theater and dance. While the collection is particularly rich in material related to American music, including manuscripts, correspondence, and papers American composers, conductors, and musicians, the collection is global in its extent.

Event Date

  • July 23, 2021

Running Time

  • 33 minutes 52 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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More Than Words: Design, Dance and Graphic Notation in the Performing Arts. 2021. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9888/.

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(2021) More Than Words: Design, Dance and Graphic Notation in the Performing Arts. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9888/.

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More Than Words: Design, Dance and Graphic Notation in the Performing Arts. 2021. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9888/>.