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Jazzing it up: The style of the Nicholas Brothers [videorecording]

Jazzing it up: The style of the Nicholas Brothers [videorecording]

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1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 252
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on March 21, 1988 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on April 14, 1988. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3097
Jazzing it up: The style of the Nicholas Brothers [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 252
Harold Nicholas, who formed half of the Nicholas Brothers dance team with his brother Fayard, reminisces about his dancing career. He recalls how he and his brother made up routines, and looks back upon their performances at the Cotton Club, where they performed along with the Berry Brothers, on Broadway, and in Hollywood, where they worked with choreographer Nick Castle. The duo is seen dancing in excerpts from the films Sun Valley serenade, Down Argentine way, Orchestra wives, Stormy weather, and others. Harold also recalls the dances George Balanchine created for them in the musical Babes in arms and the Ziegfeld Follies revue. He describes some of their best-known stunts, including one adopted by Donald O'Connor in the film Singin' in the rain. In an additional feature, percussionist Max Roach describes Harold's skill as a drummer, which is demonstrated in an excerpt in which they both appear.
Local Subject
Television. Jazzing it up.
Television. Eye on dance.
Motion pictures. Sun Valley serenade.
Motion pictures. Down Argentine way.
Motion pictures. Singin' in the rain.
Musical comedies. Babes in arms.
Local Subject
Acrobatic dancing.
Drum dances.
Motion pictures. Orchestra wives.
Added Author
Nicholas, Harold. Interviewee
Nicholas, Harold, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Nicholas, Fayard, dancer.
Roach, Max, 1924-2007. Commentator
Roach, Max, 1924-2007. Musician
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Nicholas Brothers.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3097
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