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New Dance Ensemble [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • Thompson, Paul Andrew
  • Lemon, Ralph
  • Shapiro, Linda
  • Elkins, Doug
  • New Dance Ensemble.
1 cassette. 71 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Gift of the New Dance Ensemble.
Uniform Title
  • Forest or the trees (Choreographic work : Thompson)
  • Folkdances (Choreographic work : Lemon)
  • Rushing deconstructivism/drastic romanticism (Choreographic work : Elkins)
  • Compilation of four works, the first three probably recorded in dress rehearsal at the Cricket Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in November 1990; the fourth, Ingenues, recorded in performance in an unidentified theater.
  • Performed by members of the New Dance Ensemble.
CONTENTS. - Forest or the trees (approx. 32 min.). Dechoicestruction: Paul A. Thompson. Music: Fragments of Trouble Funk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Charlie Parker, The Chieftains, Kaputheni, Igor Stravinsky, and English choral music. Words: Deconstructed excerpts from text by Stanley Kelleman, Tom Robbins, Paul Thompson, Samuel Beckett, Michael Engel, and Luigi Pirandello (Six characters in search of an author). Costumes: Caste. Performed by Jane Shockley (juvenile lead), Robin Stiehm (leading lady), Jeffrey D. Annis (scene-changer), Catherine Jhung (l'ingenue), Michael Engel (the manager), Michael Casper (leading man), Denise Ptacek (the dancer). - Folk dance [later called Duet] (approx. 11 min.). Choreography: Ralph Lemon. Music: Norwegian folk music. Costumes: Wendy Hambidge. Performed by Byron Richard and Jane Shockley. - Rushing deconstructivism/drastic romanticism or Miserlou loves company (approx. 14 min.). Choreography: Doug Elkins. Sound collage: Third Bass, Tchaikovsky, B. Kaye and H. Montenegro, Handel, Talking Heads, Huddie Ledbetter, Mozart. Costumes: Wendy Hambidge. Dancers/collaborators: Annis, Casper, Ptacek, Richard, Shockley, Stiehm. - Ingenues (approx. 14 min.). Choreography: Linda Shapiro. Sound collage: John Zorn, Meredith Monk. Costumes: Linda Shapiro. Performed by (?) Catherine Jhung, Denise Ptacek, Ronna Rochell (guest artist).
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1246
New Dance Ensemble [videorecording]
Local Subject
Television. New Dance Ensemble.
Added Author
Thompson, Paul Andrew, choreographer.
Lemon, Ralph, choreographer.
Shapiro, Linda, choreographer.
Elkins, Doug, choreographer.
New Dance Ensemble.
Added Title
Forest or the trees (Choreographic work : Thompson)
Folkdances (Choreographic work : Lemon)
Rushing deconstructivism/drastic romanticism (Choreographic work : Elkins)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1246
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