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A song for dead warriors

Title
A song for dead warriors [electronic resource] / co-produced by WNET/13, New York, and KQED, San Francisco ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by Michael Smuin ; music by Charles Fox.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WNET/13, 1984.

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Additional Authors
  • López, Antonio
  • Cisneros, Evelyn
  • Vest, Vane
  • Russell, Paul, 1947-
  • Topciy, Alexander
  • Ficzere, Attila
  • Sund, Robert
  • Ruud, Tomm
  • Smuin, Michael
  • Fox, Charles, 1940-
  • Kim, Willa.
  • Kinberg, Judy.
  • Brockway, Merrill.
  • Brubach, Holly.
  • San Francisco Ballet.
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (61 min.) : sd., col.
Donor/Sponsor
  • Gift of WNET/13, New York.
  • Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.
Uniform Title
Song for dead warriors (Choreographic work : Smuin)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Scenery and costumes, Willa Kim ; projections, Ronald Chase ; written by Holly Brubach.
Performer (note)
  • Antonio Lopez (Young Indian); Evelyn Cisneros (His Indian girl-friend); Vane Vest (White Law Officer); Paul Russell, Alexander Topciy, Attila Ficzere, Robert Sund, Tomm Ruud (Ancestral Chiefs).
Event (note)
  • Recorded on October 14, 1983. Telecast by WNET/13, New York on January 16, 1984 on the Dance in America series.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 9425
Title
A song for dead warriors [electronic resource] / co-produced by WNET/13, New York, and KQED, San Francisco ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by Michael Smuin ; music by Charles Fox.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WNET/13, 1984.
Event
Recorded on October 14, 1983. Telecast by WNET/13, New York on January 16, 1984 on the Dance in America series.
Credits
Scenery and costumes, Willa Kim ; projections, Ronald Chase ; written by Holly Brubach.
Performer
Performed by the San Francisco Ballet.
Cast
Antonio Lopez (Young Indian); Evelyn Cisneros (His Indian girl-friend); Vane Vest (White Law Officer); Paul Russell, Alexander Topciy, Attila Ficzere, Robert Sund, Tomm Ruud (Ancestral Chiefs).
Summary
A ballet inspired by events in the life of American Indian activist Richard Oakes. A series of vignettes traces the story of an Indian man from his birth to his death, and, in so doing, reflects on the situation of the contemporary American Indian. The ballet is followed by choreographer Smuin's explanation of its genesis and a documentary about Richard Oakes and the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-1971).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-674.
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Local Subject
Television. Dance in America.
Ballet in television. A song for dead warriors.
Indian dance -- United States.
Added Author
López, Antonio, dancer.
Cisneros, Evelyn, dancer.
Vest, Vane, dancer.
Russell, Paul, 1947- dancer.
Topciy, Alexander, dancer.
Ficzere, Attila, dancer.
Sund, Robert, dancer.
Ruud, Tomm, dancer.
Smuin, Michael, choreographer.
Fox, Charles, 1940- Composer
Kim, Willa. Set designer
Kim, Willa. Costume designer
Kinberg, Judy. Producer
Brockway, Merrill. Director
Brubach, Holly. Author
San Francisco Ballet.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Added Title
Song for dead warriors (Choreographic work : Smuin)
Gift of WNET/13, New York.
Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 9425
*MGZIC 9-674 (former)
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