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Resources related to the history of Dance at Bennington
Grassroots Modern by Janet Mansfield Soares
The writer explores the integral role played by Martha Hill's Bennington Summer School of Dance in the dance revolution. Established in the summer of 1934, Bennington allowed the giants of modern dance—Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Hanya Holm, and Charles Weidman—to perfect their techniques and train their dancer armies to spread the dance revolution across the country.
Martha Hill obituary by Muriel Topaz
The number of people in the dance world grieving the passing but, what is more important, celebrating the life and contributions of Martha Hill is nothing less than astounding. Her influence is pervasive; the names of those whose lives she touched is a Who's Who of American dance.
The Bennington School of the Dance by Elizabeth McPherson
The story of this groundbreaking summer dance program is told through the voices of staff, faculty, and students. Administrative director Mary Josephine Shelly's previously unpublished writings form a key summary of eight of the nine summer sessions. The Bennington School of the Dance was held from 1934 to 1942.
Bennington School of the Dance - Historic Footage
Footage taken by participant Doris Isabelle Ewing. Transfer of 8mm film: Kodachrome, silent, color, 1938. Faculty and Staff of the 1938 session, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Wiedman, and Hanya Holm.
Flash Mob at Bennington College Dining Hall
Emergent Forms 02
2010 composition from Susan Sgorbati & Elliot Caplan.
Dancers: Marie Blocker, Lydia Chrisman, Emily Climer, Nicole Daunic, Katie Martin, Joseph Poulson, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Nikolaus Tsocanos.
On Communication and Finding Your Voice
"In Here" by Theo '12, Dmitri '12 & Niko '11
On Collaboration & Letting Go
"Etchings" by Lydia Chrisman '12 and Taylor Morrison '12
Work of Terry Creach at Judson Church (2009)
Part 2 [of 3] (work in progress)
Choreography: Terry Creach in collaboration with the dancers
Performance: Joseph Poulson, Pamela Vail, Darrin M. Wright
Sound Design: Jacob Bielecki
4 Dancers in a Room Part1 with LANCE GRIES - PAUL SINGH - CHISA HIDAKA - ELENA DEMYANENKO
Yaado spectacle de Badolo Souleymane (solo)
An excerpt from a work choreographed by Anna Rogovoy, April 2013.
"three if you're feeling zealous" (performed on April 30th, 2016)