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DANCE MASTERCLASS - Jane Dudley

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DANCE MASTERCLASS - Jane Dudley


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Episode 2 of 4

An insight into the dedication and sheet hard work required by all dancers to bring their performance to the peak of perfection. These four workshops take viewers behind the scenes to watch Britain's leading dance companies in rehearsal.

Jane Dudley works with students at the London School of Contemporary Dance.

Titles in this series:
1. Sir Frederick Ashton and Anthony Dowell
2. Jane Dudley
3. Peter Wright 1/2
4. Peter Wright 2/2


The entire series of 4 DVDs and receive a 20% collection discount.

 

Jane Dudley

Inspired by her left-wing political beliefs, Dudley advocated dance as a medium for creating communal solidarity, instilling revolutionary ideas, and celebrating the struggles of working people. A powerful modern dancer, an influential teacher of Martha Graham's technique, and an innovative choreographer, Jane Dudley seamlessly fused dance with social protest.

Born in New York in 1912, she trained with Hanya Holm before dancing with the Martha Graham Company. In 1938, Dudley choreographed her signature Harmonica Breakdown to the sounds of a harmonica and washboard. The solo reflected the difficulties faced by sharecroppers during the Dust Bowl. While Graham often dealt with social issues, Dudley was more radical in her thinking and joined the New Dance Group, which had been founded in 1932 to combine left-wing ideology with modern dance.

During that same time, she created similar sociopolitical works for the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio. From 1970-1991, Dudley taught Graham technique at the London Contemporary Dance School. She died in 2001 at the age of 89.

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