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The magic of Katherine Dunham

Title
The magic of Katherine Dunham [videorecording] / choreographed, staged and directed by Katherine Dunham.
Publication
1987.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-1553Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Luna, Max
  • Banks, Marilyn
  • Berry, April
  • Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015
  • Mesh, Sharrell
  • Meek, Leonard
  • Salomons, Ruthlyn
  • Nugent, Rodney
  • De Loatch, Gary
  • Chavis, Raquelle
  • Richardson, Desmond
  • Chase, Debora
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • James, Toni Leslie
  • Pratt, John.
  • Barcelo, Randy
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
  • Simon and Goodman Picture Company.
  • New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
  • DHCA.
Description
3 videocassettes (U-matic, NTSC) (111 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
  • Ag'ya (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Cakewalk (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Choros (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Indios (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Fieldhands (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Plantation dances (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Spirituals (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Afrique (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Nañigo (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Shango (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Flaming youth 1927 (Choreographic work : Dunham)
  • Barrelhouse blues (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Set, Randy Barcelo after original designs by John Pratt ; costumes, Toni Leslie James after original designs by John Pratt ; lighting, Tim Hunter.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in rehearsal for the camera at City Center Theater, New York, N.Y., on December 2, 1987, by Simon & Goodman Picture Company for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Collection, The New York Public Library.
Funding (note)
  • Recorded with the assistance of a grant from New York State Council on the Arts.
Contents
Cassette 1. Afro-Caribbean suite: Overture, Adagio, Progressions (An exposition of the fundamentals of Dunham technique), Afrique (1950), Choros (1943), Nanigo (1938), Los Indios (1941), Shango (1945) -- Cassette 2. L'ag'ya (1937) -- Cassette 3. Americana suite: Fieldhands (1938), Plantation dances (1938), Square dance, Juba, Spirituals (1938), Flaming youth (1942), Barrelhouse (1938), and Cakewalk (1940).
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-1553
OCLC
NYPY887035799-F
Title
The magic of Katherine Dunham [videorecording] / choreographed, staged and directed by Katherine Dunham.
Imprint
1987.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Event
Videotaped in rehearsal for the camera at City Center Theater, New York, N.Y., on December 2, 1987, by Simon & Goodman Picture Company for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Collection, The New York Public Library.
Credits
Set, Randy Barcelo after original designs by John Pratt ; costumes, Toni Leslie James after original designs by John Pratt ; lighting, Tim Hunter.
Performer
Performed by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater featuring: Leonard Meek, Max Luna, Ruthlyn Salomons, Marilyn Banks, April Berry, Rodney Nugent, Gary DeLoatch, Dudley Williams, Raquelle Chavis, Desire Sewer, Desmond Richardson, Christopher Huggins, Sharrell Mesh, and Debora Chase.
Summary
Reconstructions of works by Katherine Dunham from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Funding
Recorded with the assistance of a grant from New York State Council on the Arts.
Local Subject
Television. The magic of Katherine Dunham.
Modern dance -- Technique -- Dunham.
Added Author
Luna, Max, dancer.
Banks, Marilyn, dancer.
Berry, April, dancer.
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015, dancer.
Mesh, Sharrell, dancer.
Meek, Leonard, dancer.
Salomons, Ruthlyn, dancer.
Nugent, Rodney, dancer.
De Loatch, Gary, dancer.
Chavis, Raquelle, dancer.
Richardson, Desmond, dancer.
Chase, Debora, dancer.
Dunham, Katherine, choreographer.
James, Toni Leslie, costume designer.
Pratt, John. Designer. Costume designer
Barcelo, Randy, set designer.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Simon and Goodman Picture Company.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
DHCA.
Added Title
Ag'ya (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Cakewalk (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Choros (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Indios (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Fieldhands (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Plantation dances (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Spirituals (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Afrique (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Nañigo (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Shango (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Flaming youth 1927 (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Barrelhouse blues (Choreographic work : Dunham)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-1553
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