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Repertory styles: The jazz to ballet dancer

Repertory styles: The jazz to ballet dancer [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2936Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Smith, Lowell, 1951-2007
  • Raffa, Nancy.
  • Hounsell, Ginny.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Maxwell, Carla
  • Hoving, Lucas.
  • Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
  • Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem.
  • American Ballet Theatre.
  • José Limón Dance Company.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Guests are dancers Lowell Smith of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Nancy Raffa of American Ballet Theatre, and Ginny Hounsell of the Rockettes. Hounsell lists the qualifications of a Rockette, and discusses the difficulty of precision dancing. Raffa and Smith describe working with choreographers such as David Gordon, Twyla Tharp, and Frederic Franklin. They discuss the challenges of performing in several different dance forms or styles on the same evening, yet note the advantages of a varied repertory. Hounsell displays and talks about the typical Rockette costume. Recorded excerpts depict Smith as Stanley Kowalski in Valerie Bettis's A streetcar named desire, and a men's class at American Ballet Theatre, in which Baryshnikov participates. Esoterica balletica features a recording made by Ipiotis and Bush during the José Limón Dance Company's residency at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, in which Carla Maxwell and Lucas Hoving discuss a work being choreographed by Maxwell.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 144
Uniform Title
Streetcar named desire (Choreographic work : Bettis)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on January 15, 1985 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on January 28, 1985. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2936
Repertory styles: The jazz to ballet dancer [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 144
Local Subject
Television. Repertory styles.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Precision dancing.
Local Subject
Dancers -- Style.
Ballet dancers -- Style.
Added Author
Smith, Lowell, 1951-2007, interviewee.
Smith, Lowell, 1951-2007, dancer.
Raffa, Nancy. Interviewee
Hounsell, Ginny. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Maxwell, Carla, choreographer. Commentator
Hoving, Lucas. Commentator
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- dancer.
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982, choreographer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Dance Theatre of Harlem.
American Ballet Theatre.
José Limón Dance Company.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Streetcar named desire (Choreographic work : Bettis)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2936
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