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Center stage: Character development and presence

Center stage: Character development and presence [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2978Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Thompson, Clive, 1935-
  • Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Perez, Rudy
  • Nikolais, Alwin
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Dancers Clive Thompson and Dudley Williams talk about various aspects of performing. Thompson recalls his early training in Jamaica, where dance is part of a schoolchild's daily curriculum. He and Williams reminisce about the different ways in which Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey worked with their dancers. Following an excerpt of Rudy Perez's Coverage II, Thompson recalls his experiences in performing it, particularly audience reaction to its political message. Both dancers discuss their pre-performance rituals, and the problem of stage fright. They talk about the physical and psychic changes caused by aging, and the lessons they have learned from their performing careers. Thompson also describes his experiences during two visits to South Africa. In Esoterica balletica, Alwin Nikolais presents an appreciation of Murray Louis's artistry as dancer and choreographer. A brief excerpt shows Louis in action.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 185
Uniform Title
Coverage II (Choreographic work : Perez)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on March 24, 1986 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on April 11, 1986. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2978
Center stage: Character development and presence [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 185
Local Subject
Television. Center stage.
Television. Eye on dance.
Local Subject
Dancers -- Aging.
Local Subject
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Added Author
Thompson, Clive, 1935- interviewee.
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015, interviewee.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Perez, Rudy, choreographer.
Nikolais, Alwin, speaker.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Coverage II (Choreographic work : Perez)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2978
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