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Bettie De Jong

(b Sumatra, Indonesia, 5 May 1933) Dutch-US dancer, teacher, and ballet mistress. She studied with Max Dooyes, Jan Bronk, Graham, and Limón. She danced with several US modern ...

Jong, Bettie De

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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105 words

...Jong, Bettie De ( b Sumatra, Indonesia , 5 May 1933 ) Dutch-US dancer , teacher , and ballet mistress . She studied with Max Dooyes , Jan Bronk , Graham , and Limón . She danced with several US modern dance companies, including those of Graham , Lang , Hoving , and Butler . In 1962 she joined the Paul Taylor Company, creating roles in many of his works. One of her most memorable roles was the automaton in Big Bertha in which her powerful, chilling presence defined the nightmarish horror of the work. In 1973 she became the company's ballet...

Bettie De Jong

Bettie De Jong  

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(b Sumatra, Indonesia, 5 May 1933)Dutch-US dancer, teacher, and ballet mistress. She studied with Max Dooyes, Jan Bronk, Graham, and Limón. She danced with several US modern dance companies, ...
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Choreography: Paul Taylor. Music: Johann Sebastian Bach. Costumes: John Rawlings. Lighting: Jennifer Tipton. First performance: 1 March 1975, Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C., Paul Taylor Dance ...
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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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870 words

.... Choreography: Paul Taylor . Music: Johann Sebastian Bach . Costumes: John Rawlings . Lighting: Jennifer Tipton . First performance: 1 March 1975 , Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C., Paul Taylor Dance Company. Dancers: Bettie de Jong , Carolyn Adams , Ruth Andrien , Eileen Cropley , Monica Morris , Lila York , Elie Chaib , Nicholas Gunn , Greg Reynolds . Paul Taylor retired from performing in 1974 after being highly acclaimed for two decades as a dancer-choreographer. It was a milestone in his long, successful career: one which had an...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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11,734 words

...acknowledged his debt to Deren's Choreography for the Camera , explored a simple dance theme performed by Bettie de Jong. In each of the nine variations on this theme, Harris set himself specific guidelines. The first two variations were concerned with movement of the camera around the dancer and were filmed in a single take; later variations used zooms, camera angles, close-ups, and cuts. Also in 1967 , Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren created Pas de Deux in conjunction with choreographer Ludmilla Chiriaeff and dancers Margaret Mercier and Vincent...

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Francis Sparshott, Graham McFee, Mark Franko, Mark Franko, Erin Brannigan, and André Lepecki

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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...choreographic experiences into their filmmaking or collaborated with dancers: Charles Atlas (who has worked with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, and many others), Shirley Clarke (with Anna Sokolow and Daniel Nagrin), Nam June Paik (with Merce Cunningham), Hilary Harris (with Bettie De Jong), and choreographer/directors Amy Greenfield, Elaine Summers, and Doris Chase. Current Practice. More recently, predominantly short dancefilms and videos have been funded and broadcast by television stations such as the United Kingdom’s BBC, France’s ARTE, and NPS in the...

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