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Dance audiences' expectations: How far have we come?

Title
Dance audiences' expectations: How far have we come? [videorecording]
Publication
1990.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3080Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Vaughan, David, 1924-
  • McDonagh, Don.
  • Tarr, Patricia.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Fenley, Molissa
  • Streb, Elizabeth
  • Perron, Wendy
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Bolʹshoĭ teatr Rossii. Balet
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
Description
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Summary
Archivist David Vaughan, dance critic Don McDonagh, and producer Patsy Tarr analyze audience expectations of yesterday and today. They note audiences' preferences for the familiar rather than the experimental, the reliance on reviews for artistic validation, the general public's difficulty in articulating its responses to dance, the general lack of value for dance in American culture, and the need to educate children to appreciate dance. Looking back upon dancegoing in the 1950s, Vaughan describes the response to Merce Cunningham's Sixteen dances for soloist and company of three, which leads into a discussion of some special problems of modern dance in attracting audiences. Dance excerpts include Molissa Fenley in her Provenance unknown; Yuri Grigorovich's Nutcracker, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet; Elizabeth Streb's Log I and Little ease, the latter performed by Streb; and Wendy Perron's Don't tell us.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 294
Uniform Title
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Grigorovich after Ivanov)
  • Provenance unknown (Choreographic work : Fenley)
  • Little ease (Choreographic work : Streb)
  • Don't tell us (Choreographic work : Perron)
  • Log 1 (Choreographic work : Streb)
Subjects
Note
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on June 19, 1989 at the studios of WNYC-TV, New York. Telecast on January 6, 1990. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3080
OCLC
NYPY926004994-F
Title
Dance audiences' expectations: How far have we come? [videorecording]
Imprint
1990.
Series
Eye on dance ; 294
Local Subject
Television. Dance audiences' expectations.
Television. Eye on dance.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. The nutcracker.
Added Author
Vaughan, David, 1924- Interviewee
McDonagh, Don. Interviewee
Tarr, Patricia. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Fenley, Molissa, choreographer, dancer.
Streb, Elizabeth, choreographer, dancer.
Perron, Wendy, choreographer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer. Director
Bolʹshoĭ teatr Rossii. Balet
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Grigorovich after Ivanov)
Provenance unknown (Choreographic work : Fenley)
Little ease (Choreographic work : Streb)
Don't tell us (Choreographic work : Perron)
Log 1 (Choreographic work : Streb)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3080
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