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Modernizing ballet: Elements of the Tharp style [videorecording]

Modernizing ballet: Elements of the Tharp style [videorecording]

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1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 287
Uniform Title
  • Baker's dozen (Choreographic work : Tharp)
  • Catherine wheel (Choreographic work : Tharp)
  • Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Baryshnikov after Gorski and Petipa, M)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on May 15, 1989 at the studios of WNYC-TV, New York. Telecast on June 8, 1989. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
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*MGZIC 9-3073
Modernizing ballet: Elements of the Tharp style [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 287
Shelley Washington and Richard Colton, two former members of the Twyla Tharp Dance Company who followed her to American Ballet Theatre when she became its artistic associate, talk about making the transition from one company to another, and teaching Tharp's repertory to ballet dancers. They comment upon the special qualities developed by Tharp's training; the challenges of learning her choreography, particularly works such as In the upper room; and the importance of finding one's own interpretation. The two guests are seen, along with other members of the Tharp company, in excerpts from Making television dance, The Catherine wheel, and Baker's dozen, from the Twyla Tharp scrapbook. Cynthia Harvey and other ABT members are seen in an excerpt from Don Quixote. In an additional feature, More perspectives on modern and ballet, Gabriela Taub-Darvash, interviewed at Broadway Dance Center, shares her observations of modern and ballet dancers, and is seen teaching class. Frances Becker satirizes ballet and modern dancers.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. Modernizing ballet.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. The Catherine wheel.
Television. Twyla Tharp scrapbook: 1965-1982.
Ballet in television. Don Quixote.
Local Subject
Satire in dance.
Comedy in dance.
Added Author
Washington, Shelley, dancer. Interviewee
Colton, Richard, 1951- dancer. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer. Director
Twyla Tharp and Dancers.
American Ballet Theatre.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Catherine wheel (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Baker's dozen (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Baryshnikov after Gorski and Petipa, M)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3073
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