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Exhibition Ballroom Dance: Origins to the Castles

(Film - 1989 )
Exhibition Ballroom Dance: Origins to the Castles
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Guests are Julie Malnig, an authority on exhibition ballroom dancing at the turn of the century, and Judie and Stan Martin, a husband-and-wife ballroom dancing team. They describe what exhibition ballroom dancing entails and discuss its development from the 1910s to the disco era, noting its roots and interchange with popular dance, its influence on fashion, and its changing characteristics over the decades, and its performing venues. The contributions of Irene and Vernon Castle are explored, particularly their popularization of the one-step and the Castle walk, and Irene's creation of a new female image. Also discussed are the origin of the foxtrot, often attributed to Harry Fox; the influence of the dance teams of François Szony and Nancy Claire, and Augie and Margo; the use of lifts in adagio dancing; and the introduction of Latin dancing at the Palladium and other clubs. The program is profusely illustrated with b&w and color footage of the dance team of Veloz and Yolanda, the Castles (from the film Whirl of life), Sandra Cameron and Bill Davies (from the film Partners), and others.
Title: Exhibition ballroom dance: Origins to the Castles
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Publisher: 1989
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 3/4 in.
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Notes: Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on April 3, 1989 at the studios of WNYC-TV, New York. Telecast on April 20, 1989. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis
Summary: Guests are Julie Malnig, an authority on exhibition ballroom dancing at the turn of the century, and Judie and Stan Martin, a husband-and-wife ballroom dancing team. They describe what exhibition ballroom dancing entails and discuss its development from the 1910s to the disco era, noting its roots and interchange with popular dance, its influence on fashion, and its changing characteristics over the decades, and its performing venues. The contributions of Irene and Vernon Castle are explored, particularly their popularization of the one-step and the Castle walk, and Irene's creation of a new female image. Also discussed are the origin of the foxtrot, often attributed to Harry Fox; the influence of the dance teams of François Szony and Nancy Claire, and Augie and Margo; the use of lifts in adagio dancing; and the introduction of Latin dancing at the Palladium and other clubs. The program is profusely illustrated with b&w and color footage of the dance team of Veloz and Yolanda, the Castles (from the film Whirl of life), Sandra Cameron and Bill Davies (from the film Partners), and others.
Subject Headings: Fashion Foxtrot (Dance) Castle walk (Dance) One step (Dance) Augie and Margo Szony and Claire Claire, Nancy Szony, François Fox, Harry
Topical Term: Motion pictures
Fashion
Adagio dancing
Motion pictures
Exhibition ballroom dancing
Television
Television
Foxtrot (Dance)
Castle walk (Dance)
One step (Dance)
Local Subject Heading: Motion pictures. Whirl of life
Adagio dancing
Motion pictures. Partners
Exhibition ballroom dancing
Television. Eye on dance
Television. Exhibition ballroom dance: Origins to the Castles
Research Call Number: *MGZIC 9-3069
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