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Dance on television and film: Dance as the subject

Dance on television and film: Dance as the subject [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2938Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Pennebaker, D. A.
  • Robins, Kenneth.
  • Moore, Charles, 1928-1986
  • Tucker, Snakehips
  • Perryman, Al
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Laine, Barry, 1951-1987.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Dafora, Asadata, 1890-1965
  • Hegedus, Chris.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence; 3/4 in.
D. A. Pennebaker, an independent filmmaker, and Kenneth Robins, who has worked as the artistic director for videos involving dance, discuss why they chose dance as a subject and their approaches to recording it. Two excerpts are shown from Pennebaker's Dance Black America, created in collaboration with Chris Hegedus, the first depicting Ostrich, a solo choreographed by Asadata Dafora and danced by Charles Moore, the second depicting Earl "Snake Hips" Tucker in b&w archival footage, followed by Al Perryman's evocation of Tucker. Robins' work is represented by excerpts from Sleeping beauty wakes up at the 10th Street carwash, and Live from lungs (?). In Esoterica balletica, Barry Laine discusses Kenneth Laws' book The physics of dance, which explores how physical laws govern dance movement.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 146
Uniform Title
Awassa astrige (Choreographic work : Dafora)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on February 1, 1985 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on February 11, 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 9-2938
Dance on television and film: Dance as the subject [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 146
Local Subject
Television. Dance on television and film.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Local Subject
Television. Dance Black America.
Local Subject
Ballet technique.
Added Author
Pennebaker, D. A., interviewee.
Pennebaker, D. A. Videographer
Robins, Kenneth. Interviewee
Robins, Kenneth. Videographer
Moore, Charles, 1928-1986, dancer.
Tucker, Snakehips, dancer.
Perryman, Al, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Laine, Barry, 1951-1987. Speaker
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Dafora, Asadata, 1890-1965, choreographer.
Hegedus, Chris. Videographer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Awassa astrige (Choreographic work : Dafora)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2938
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