On the Trail of Ruth St. Denis: India 1926
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On the Trail of Ruth St. Denis has received generous support through the cooperation of three institutions in the United States that are invaluable sources of archival materials related to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn and Denishawn: Scripps College in California; Adelphi University in New York and Jacob's Pillow Dance in Massachusetts.

While in India the crew was also graciously hosted by the Oberoi Grand Hotel in Kolkuta where Ruth St. Denis had stayed as a guest of the hotel in the 1926 (it was known as the �Grand Hotel Calcutta� at the time).

Adelphi University (New York, USA)

Scripps College (California, USA)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts, USA)
Oberoi Grand Hotel (Kolkuta, India)

Special Acknowledgements:

The filmmaker would like to make a special acknowledgement of the following persons for their outstanding research on - and publication of information about - Ruth St. Denis, without which knowledge of St. Denis would be limited to but a very few. The production is grateful to have been able to access this information for the purposes of research and in preparation for the journey to India:



Suzanne Shelton, Author of Ruth St. Denis: A Biography of the Divine Dancer
Jane Sherman, Author of Soaring
Walter Terry, Author of The More Living Life

Thanks also to:

Mary Manning, Eugene T. Neely, Elayne Gardstein, Claudia Lemlich, Pamela Griffin, Jessica Wagner, Vanessa Nestro & Dawn Murdock (Adelphi University, New York, USA);
Mary McNaughton, Gallery Director & Patricia Yu, Collections Data Specialist (Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California, USA);
Norton Owen, Director of Preservation (Jacob�s Pillow Dance Festival, Massachusetts, USA).


Barbara Andres for making her extensive collection of Ruth St. Denis photographs and memorabilia available for research purposes and for use in the film.

Texts @ 2011 Talal Al-Muhanna & Liz Lea