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Erick Hawkins' America

Erick Hawkins' America [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • Hawkins, Erick
  • Reedy, James
  • Wisniewski, Mark
  • Moses, Michael
  • Tai, Daniel
  • Wright, Laura Pettibone
  • Reynolds, Cynthia
  • McLean, Gloria
  • Tanabe, Mariko
  • Howard, Randy
  • Duke, Katherine
  • Butler, Michael
  • Dorazio, Ralph.
  • Lee, Ralph.
  • Engstrom, Robert.
  • Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988.
  • Mills, Charles, 1914 Jan. 8-
  • Richman, Robert, 1957-
  • Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000.
  • Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
  • Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997.
  • Diamond, David, 1915-2005.
  • Boxer, Stanley.
  • Palmer, Sidney J.
  • Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000.
  • Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
1 videocassette. 58 min. : sd. color with b&w sequences NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Documentary on choreographer Erick Hawkins, focusing on his use of American themes and music. Statements from his acceptance speech for the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award of 1988 are interspersed with biographical information and excerpts from representative works. Two works, Plains daybreak and Classic kite tails, are performed in full.
Gift of David Sears.
Uniform Title
  • Plains daybreak (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • Black lake (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • John Brown (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • Hurrah! (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • Ahab (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • God the reveller (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • Classic kite tails (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
  • Produced by South Carolina Educational Television Network in association with Albatross, Ltd. Producers: Benjamin Dunlap and Sidney J. Palmer. Director: Palmer. Writer: Dunlap. Narrator: Tom Clark.
  • Choreography: Erick Hawkins.
  • Performed by the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, accompanied by the Hawkins Theatre Orchestra.
DANCE CONTENTS: Plains daybreak. Music: Alan Hovhaness. Scenario: Hawkins. Sculpture/scenery: Ralph Dorazio. Design: Ralph Lee. Lighting: Robert Engstrom. Perf. by James Reedy (buffalo), Mark Wisniewski (antelope), Michael Morse (coyote), Daniel Tai (porcupine), Laura Pettibone (hawk), Cynthia Reynolds (fish), Gloria McLean (snake), Mariko Tanabe (raccoon), and Randy Howard (first man). Conductor: Glen Cortese. -- Black lake: Bears. Music: Lucia Dlugoszewski. Perf. by Reynolds and Howard. -- God's angry man [originally titled John Brown]: Excerpt. Music: Charles Mills. Text: Robert Richman. Sculpture/design: Isamu Noguchi. Perf. by Hawkins (John Brown) and Michael Butler (interlocutor). Conductor: David Gilbert. -- Hurrah!: Excerpts. Music: Virgil Thomson. Sculpture/scenery: Dorazio. Perf. by Katherine Duke, McLean, Moses, Pettibone, Reynolds, Tai, and Wisniewski. Conductor: Cortese. -- Ahab: Excerpt. Music: Ross Lee Finney. Perf. by Hawkins. -- God the reveller: Excerpt. Music: Hovhaness. -- Classic kite tails. Music: David Diamond. Design: Stanley Boxer. Lighting: Engstrom. Perf. by McLean, Duke, Pettibone, Reynolds, Tai, Tanabe, and Howard. Conductor: Cortese.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1377
Erick Hawkins' America [videorecording]
Local Subject
Television. Erick Hawkins' America.
Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award.
Added Author
Hawkins, Erick, choreographer, dancer.
Reedy, James, dancer.
Wisniewski, Mark, dancer.
Moses, Michael, dancer.
Tai, Daniel, dancer.
Wright, Laura Pettibone, dancer.
Reynolds, Cynthia, dancer.
McLean, Gloria, dancer.
Tanabe, Mariko, dancer.
Howard, Randy, dancer.
Duke, Katherine, dancer.
Butler, Michael, dancer.
Dorazio, Ralph. Designer
Lee, Ralph. Designer
Engstrom, Robert.
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Designer
Mills, Charles, 1914 Jan. 8- Composer
Richman, Robert, 1957- Librettist
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000. Composer
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. Composer
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997. Composer
Diamond, David, 1915-2005. Composer
Boxer, Stanley. Designer
Palmer, Sidney J., producer.
Palmer, Sidney J., director.
Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000. Composer
Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Added Title
Plains daybreak (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Black lake (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
John Brown (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hurrah! (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Ahab (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
God the reveller (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Classic kite tails (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1377
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