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Reminiscences of Alwin Nikolais : oral history, 1979.

Creator: Nikolais, Alwin
Project: Bennington Summer School of the Dance project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 56 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Choreographer.

Scope and Contents

Bennington, summer 1937: intense atmosphere, teachers, leftist politics, intergroup rivalries, Holm's TREND; Bennington, summer 1938: Graham's AMERICAN DOCUMENT, comparision of Graham and Holm techniques, analysis of German modern dance, van Labal principles; contrast between Bennington and Mills' summer schools; change in modern dance and dancers since 1930s; reminiscences of Louis Horst, Martha Graham, Hanya Holm and others.

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