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Glances at the past: Documentation of jazz dance

Glances at the past: Documentation of jazz dance [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2846Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Wilson, Sule Greg.
  • Dehn, Mura, 1902-1987.
  • Sommer, Sally R.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (27 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence; 3/4 in.
Filmmaker Mura Dehn discusses her documentary The spirit moves, a groundbreaking record of black jazz dancing in New York in the 1950s, with dancer/folklorist Sule-Greg Wilson and dance historian Sally Sommer. They compare the reception of black culture in Europe and the U.S., examine some popular dances (among them the Charleston, lindy, jitterbug, and cakewalk) that originated in the black community, and view these dances in the historical context of the jazz age. Wilson demonstrates some dances, and "Ladies' free night," a b&w excerpt from The spirit moves, is screened.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 58
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on June 1, 1982 at Arc Video Studio, New York. Telecast on June 21, 1982. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. [Video] director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2846
Glances at the past: Documentation of jazz dance [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 58
Local Subject
Television. Glances at the past.
Motion pictures. The spirit moves.
Television. Eye on dance.
Local Subject
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Added Author
Wilson, Sule Greg. ive, dancer.
Dehn, Mura, 1902-1987. Interviewee
Sommer, Sally R. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2846
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