Harmonica Breakdown (1995)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Christopher Cook Sheron Wray

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1995

  • Genres

    Documentary Performance

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Part performance and part documentary. Features the dance `Harmonica Breakdown' choreographed and first performed as a solo stage piece by Jane Dudley in 1938. The dance, a statement of the hardship and courage of ordinary people, was inspired by the music of Blues harmonica player, Sonny Terry and the black and white photographs of sharecroppers in the deep south of America during the Depression taken by Dorothea Lange. In interview, Jane Dudley describes the origins of the work and provides an insight into the choreographic process. The dance is performed by Sheron Wray.

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