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African-American artists speak: Civil rights

Title
African-American artists speak: Civil rights [videorecording]
Publication
1989.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3099Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988.
  • Miller, Joan, 1936-
  • Bearden, Nanette.
  • Johnson, Virginia, 1950-
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Rutledge, Walter
  • McIntyre, Dianne
  • Ailey, Alvin
  • Joan Miller's Dance Players.
  • Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre (Company)
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
Description
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Summary
Guests are Joan Miller and Nanette Bearden, who head their own dance companies, and Virginia Johnson, a principal dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem. They talk about various concerns of the black artist: the impact of the civil rights movement, the stereotyping of black artists and the need to recognize the diversity of their works, the growth of black consciousness, and the changing situation of the black artist. Miller describes her satirical solo Pass fe white, excerpts of which are screened. Bearden, who urges the preservation of works by black choreographers, discusses her company's multi-media tribute to jazz composer/musician Mary Lou Williams. Johnson describes the achievements of Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre of Harlem in demonstrating the ability of black ballet dancers. In addition to Pass fe white, performance excerpts depict sections of Homage to Mary Lou, with choreography by Walter Rutledge, Dianne McIntyre, and Alvin Ailey, and visual designs by Romare Bearden; and Dance Theatre of Harlem's Giselle.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 278
Uniform Title
  • Pass fe white (Choreographic work : Miller)
  • Homage to Mary Lou (Choreographic work : Ailey, Beatty, Benjamin, Harris, McIntyre, Parks and Rutledge)
  • Giselle (Choreographic work : Franklin after Petipa, M)
Subjects
Note
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on January 30, 1989 at the studios of WNYC-TV, New York. Telecast on February 23, 1989. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3099
OCLC
NYPY926004920-F
Title
African-American artists speak: Civil rights [videorecording]
Imprint
1989.
Series
Eye on dance ; 278
Local Subject
Television. African-American artists speak.
Television. Eye on dance.
Added Author
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988. Designer
Miller, Joan, 1936- ive, choreographer.
Bearden, Nanette. Interviewee
Johnson, Virginia, 1950- Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer. Director
Rutledge, Walter, choreographer.
McIntyre, Dianne, choreographer.
Ailey, Alvin, choreographer.
Joan Miller's Dance Players.
Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre (Company)
Dance Theatre of Harlem.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Pass fe white (Choreographic work : Miller)
Homage to Mary Lou (Choreographic work : Ailey, Beatty, Benjamin, Harris, McIntyre, Parks and Rutledge)
Giselle (Choreographic work : Franklin after Petipa, M)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3099
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