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Program includes an excerpt of an October 1966 interview with dancer and choreographer Murray Louis (T1817).
Program includes excerpts of performances by Baker.
Page created a folk ballet of this archetypal story of murder, jealousy and revenge in 1938, and Holmes adapted Page's ballet into a dance piece.
Dancer Hema Rajagopalan discusses Indian dancing and its ability to, along with the music and lyrics of a song, tell a story.
Studs Terkel interviews Ruth Page and Lou Conte on their experience in Dance and their Chicago dance companies.
Excerpts from different episodes of "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression". Bonnie Laboring Boy: Joe Morrison talks about generational differences in laborers. Evelyn Finn talks about trying to unionize at clothing factories. Two Strikes: Jose Yglesias talks about strikes in cigar factories and the lifelong stigmas of strikebreakers. Bob Stinson discusses working at General Motors and the sit-down strike. The Farmer is the Man: Oscar Heline explains farmer's actions in response to farm foreclosures.
Studs Terkel interviews Chicago choreographers Lou Conte, Shirley Mordine, and Nana Solbrig.
Studs interviews Flemming Flindt, director, choreographer, and dancer of Royal Danish Ballet, in Denmark during a practice session. They discuss the "Miraculous Mandarin" ballet and the history behind it. Studs asks about the history of ballet in Denmark and the history of the Royal Danish Ballet. Flindt describes the choreography and scores of the ballet. They discuss how technology has changed the production and audiences of ballet.
Studs Terkel interviews Ruth Page about her life and her long career in ballet. He also reminisces about Martha Graham who died a week earlier.
Alwin Nikolais discusses his origins and the Henry Street Settlement, his thoughts on the future of modern dance, the stigma modern dance receives, and his approach to choreographing new pieces. Music is played from a tape Alwin Nikolais had with him. Some of it is untitled, some from performances "Caligraph for Martyrs" and "Echo". The music has been removed from this program for copyright reasons.
Dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille discusses her career.
John Cage and Merce Cunningham discuss their collaborations of choreography and music. They discuss their influences and careers. Includes a clip of an earlier interview with John Cage.