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Great performers [videorecording]

Title
Great performers [videorecording]
Publication
1984.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2903Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 111
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  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on March 1, 1984 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on March 12, 1984. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
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*MGZIC 9-2903
Title
Great performers [videorecording]
Imprint
1984.
Series
Eye on dance ; 111
Summary
Guests are dancers Jennifer Way of Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Louise Burns of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Kate Johnson of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. They discuss various aspects of the performing experience: what differentiates it from dancing in class or rehearsal, the qualities that make for a good performance, feelings of ambivalence about a performing career, thoughts about second careers, and typecasting and the need to break out of a mold. Each guest is seen performing in brief recorded excerpts: Burns with Chris Komar and other members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Channels/inserts, a cinedance by Cunningham and Charles Atlas; Way with members of Twyla Tharp and Dancers in Tharp's Short stories; and Johnson with Teri Weksler in Hannah Kahn's Near and spar. In Esoterica balletica, Mama Lu Parks reminisces about the heyday of the Savoy Ballroom and the rage for the lindy hop. She demonstrates a step from the applejack called "spank the baby."
Local Subject
Television. Great performers.
Television. Eye on dance.
Motion pictures. Channels/inserts.
Television. Short stories.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Added Author
Way, Jennifer. ive, dancer.
Burns, Louise Ann. ive, dancer.
Johnson, Kate. ive, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Komar, Chris, dancer.
Weksler, Teri, dancer.
Parks, Mama Lu. Speaker
Kahn, Hannah, choreographer.
Atlas, Charles. Cinematographer
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Twyla Tharp and Dancers.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2903
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