Biography

Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 – October 13, 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowskaia (Russian: Элеоно́ра Деренко́вская), was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer.

Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 – October 13, 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowskaia (Russian: Элеоно́ра Деренко́вская), was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Female

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1917-04-29

Day of Death 1961-10-13

Place of Birth Kiev, Russian Republic (now Ukraine)

Official Site http://www.mayaderen.org/

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2007 Maya Deren: Experimental Films Director
1977 Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti Director
1959 Season of Strangers Director
1955 The Very Eye of Night Director
1951 Ensemble for Somnambulists Director
1949 Meditation on Violence Director
1949 Medusa Director
1946 Ritual in Transfigured Time Director
1945 A Study in Choreography for Camera Director
1944 The Private Life of a Cat Director
1944 Witch's Cradle Director
1944 At Land Director
1943 Meshes of the Afternoon Director

Acting

2012 Maya Deren, Take Zero as Herself
2007 Maya Deren: Experimental Films as Herself
2002 In the Mirror of Maya Deren as Herself
1986 Invocation: Maya Deren
1946 Ritual in Transfigured Time
1944 The Private Life of a Cat as Narrator
1944 At Land
1943 Meshes of the Afternoon

Writing

2018 Vever Writer
2007 Maya Deren: Experimental Films Writer
1977 Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti Book
1955 The Very Eye of Night Writer
1951 Ensemble for Somnambulists Writer
1949 Meditation on Violence Writer
1944 At Land Writer
1943 Meshes of the Afternoon Writer

Editing

1955 The Very Eye of Night Editor
1943 Meshes of the Afternoon Editor

Crew

1955 The Very Eye of Night Cinematography
1949 Meditation on Violence Cinematography

Production

1951 Ensemble for Somnambulists Producer
1944 The Private Life of a Cat Producer

Sound

2012 Maya Deren, Take Zero Music

Camera

1943 Meshes of the Afternoon Camera Operator

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