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Dance audiences' expectations: How far have we come? [videorecording]

Dance audiences' expectations: How far have we come? [videorecording]

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


Additional Authors
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
  • Bolʹshoĭ teatr Rossii. Balet
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Fenley, Molissa,
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • McDonagh, Don.
  • Perron, Wendy,
  • Streb, Elizabeth,
  • Tarr, Patricia.
  • Vaughan, David, 1924-
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
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
  • Don't tell us (Choreographic work : Perron)
  • Little ease (Choreographic work : Streb)
  • Log 1 (Choreographic work : Streb)
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Grigorovich after Ivanov)
  • Provenance unknown (Choreographic work : Fenley)
  • 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
Dance audiences' expectations: How far have we come? [videorecording]
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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