Everybody dance now [electronic resource]

Title
Everybody dance now [electronic resource] / produced by Thirteen/WNET ; directed and produced by Margaret Selby.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WNET-TV, c1991.
Electronic Resource
Streaming video available at Library for the Performing Arts only.

Details

Additional Authors
Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Dance in America.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Director of photography, David West ; writer, Jennifer Dunning ; creative consultants, Nelson George, Julie McDonald, Sally Sommer.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Event (note)
  • Telecast on Great Performances' Dance in America series on October 2, 1991.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Contents
  • Discussion of rock 'n' roll dancing in the 1950s and 60s, with excerpts of performances by Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Ike and Tina Turner, and others -- Discussion of the influence of James Brown, with excerpts of Prince, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, M. C. Hammer in Here comes the hammer, and Brown in Move on -- Discussion of the influence of Motown by Cholly Atkins, with excerpts of a tap dance duet by Atkins and Coles, The Temptations and other groups of the 1960s and 70s, and later groups in the same tradition: New Edition, New Kids on the Block, and En Vogue -- Michael Jackson in the music videos Beat it (chor: Michael Peters), Thriller (co-chor: Peters and Jackson), and Smooth criminal (chor: Vincent Paterson); and in Motown at 25 and the 1988 Grammy Awards -- Discussion/demonstration of street dancing by Mr. Wiggles and Crazy Legs, including excerpts from the film Beat Street and a show at Criterion Center Theater -- Discussion/demonstration of voguing by Willi Ninja, with excerpts from the film Paris is burning, a fashion show by Thierry Mugler, Queen Latifah's Come into my house, and Madonna's Vogue. Madonna is also seen voguing in the 1990 MTV Awards show (chor: Paterson) -- Janet Jackson in Nasty (chor: Paula Abdul), Rhythm nation (chor: Anthony Thomas), and Alright, with Cyd Charisse and the Nicholas Brothers (chor: Michael Kidd).
  • Discussion of music in films by Michael Kidd and Martin Scorsese, with excerpts from An American in Paris and Anchors aweigh (Gene Kelly's dance with an animated mouse) -- Paula Abdul in Opposites attract (with an animated character), Cold hearted, the 1990 American Music Awards, and Straight up -- Janet Jackson in Pleasure principle (chor: Barry Lather) -- Discussion of directing and editing music videos by Scorsese, with excerpts of Michael Jackson in Bad -- M. C. Hammer in U can't touch this, the Living in America concert, They put me in the mix, Turn this mutha out, and Pray -- Discussion of hip-hop by Rosie Perez, with excerpts from North on South Street and The Fly Girls in living color -- C & C Music Factory in Here we go and Gonna make you sweat (both chor: Jamale Graves).
Call Number
*MGZIDF 9440
Title
Everybody dance now [electronic resource] / produced by Thirteen/WNET ; directed and produced by Margaret Selby.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WNET-TV, c1991.
Event
Telecast on Great Performances' Dance in America series on October 2, 1991.
Summary
Documentary on music videos, including discussions of their roots in rock 'n' roll dancing, street dancing and dancing in clubs (break dancing, popping, electric boogie, voguing, hip-hop), and the influences of Motown Records, film musicals of the 1950s and 60s, and established dance forms such as jazz dancing and ballet. The special contributions of Cholly Atkins, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, M. C. Hammer, and Rosie Perez are spotlighted. The program is profusely illustrated by excerpts from performances and music videos. Commentators include choreographers Vincent Paterson, Michael Peters, Rosie Perez, Barry Lather, Anthony Thomas, Atkins, Michael Kidd, and Jamale Graves; performers Hammer, Abdul, Brown, Mr. Wiggles [Steve Clemente], Crazy Legs [Richie Colon], and Willi Ninja; director Martin Scorsese; and music critic Nelson George.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-3355.
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Local Subject
Television. Everybody dance now.
Television. Dance in America.
Added Author
Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009. prf, choreographer.
Atkins, Cholly. Performer. Commentator
Jackson, Janet, 1966- Performer
Madonna, 1958- Performer
Abdul, Paula. Performer. cmm, choreographer.
Perez, Rosie, performer.
Perez, Rosie, commentator.
Hammer, M. C., 1963- Performer. Commentator
Paterson, Vincent. Commentator
Paterson, Vincent, choreographer.
Peters, Michael, 1948- Commentator
Peters, Michael, 1948- choreographer.
Lāther, Barry. Commentator
Thomas, Anthony. Commentator
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007. Commentator
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007, choreographer.
Graves, Jamale. cmm, choreographer.
Ninja, Willi. Commentator. Performer
Scorsese, Martin. Commentator
George, Nelson. Commentator
Brown, James, 1933-2006. Commentator. Performer
Clemente, Steve. Commentator
Colon, Richie. Commentator
Wilson, Jackie. Performer
Turner, Ike. Performer
Turner, Tina. Performer
Mugler, Manfred Thierry. Performer
Queen Latifah, 1970- Performer
Berry, Chuck. Performer
Checker, Chubby, 1941- Performer
Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977. Performer
Prince. Performer
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992. Performer
Charisse, Cyd. Performer
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996. Performer
Selby, Margaret. Director
Selby, Margaret. Producer
Sommer, Sally R. Consultant
Dunning, Jennifer. Author
Motown Records.
Coles and Atkins.
Temptations (Musical group)
Nicholas Brothers.
C + C Music Factory (Musical group)
Jackson 5 (Musical group)
New Edition (Musical group)
New Kids on the Block.
En Vogue (Musical group)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
DHCA.
Added Title
Gift of Dance in America.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 9440
*MGZIC 9-3355 (former)
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