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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3361Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Chavis, Raquelle
  • Allen, Sarita
  • Banks, Marilyn
  • Plantadit, Karine
  • Lynch, Aubrey
  • Johnson, Wesley, III
  • Richardson, Desmond
  • Scott, Antonio Carlos
  • Bellamy, Don
  • Manning, Deborah
  • Vlad, Desire
  • Thomas, Nasha
  • Roxas, Elizabeth
  • Rhoden, Dwight
  • Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
  • Spence, Chenault
  • McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018
  • Freitag, Dorothea
  • Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
  • Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
  • Maxon, Normand
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
  • LeCain/Charette Associates.
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (40 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
District Storyville (Choreographic work : Mckayle)
  • Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, on March 25, 1992, by LeCain/Charette Associates, with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Choreography: Donald McKayle. Music: Dorothea Freitag (original music), with authentic material by Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and traditional funeral and parade music. Scenery/costumes: Normand Maxon. Lighting: Chenault Spence.
  • Performed by members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Raquelle Chavis (Countess), Sarita Allen (Titanic), Marilyn Banks (Sugar Lover), Karine Plantadit (Stingaree), Aubrey Lynch II (Little Lou), Wesley Johnson III (Willie the Pleaser), Desmond Richardson (Pensacola Kid), Antonio Carlos Scott (Bodidilly), Don Bellamy (Stack-o-Dollars), Deborah Manning (Roody Doody), Desire Vlad (Copper Scent), Nasha Thomas (Knock on the Wall), Elizabeth Roxas (Peachanno), Dwight Rhoden (King), and others.
CONTENTS: Funeral function: To the graveyard. Marching band and mourners, perf. by the company. Homeward strut, perf. by the company. -- Sporting house saga: A matter of instruction. Perf. by Chavis (Countess); Allen, Banks, Plantadit (Filles de Joie). -- Shooting the agate. Perf. by Chavis (Countess); Lynch (Little Lou); Johnson, Richardson, Scott, Bellamy (Sports). -- Permit me to introduce. Perf. by Chavis (Countess); Allen, Banks, Plantadit (Filles de Joie); Manning, Vlad, Thomas, Roxas (Tailgate Ramblers); Rhoden (King); Johnson, Richardson, Scott, Bellamy (Sports). -- An entertainment. Perf. by Plantadit (Stingaree); Johnson, Richardson, Scott, Bellamy (Sports). -- Spasm band. Perf. by Lynch (Little Lou), others. -- The crave. Perf. by Banks (Sugar Lover), Johnson (Willie the Pleaser). -- King of the Zulus. Perf. by Lynch (Little Lou). -- Chanson cowein. Perf. by Chavis (Countess), Lynch (Little Lou). -- Calling the children home. Perf. by Rhoden (King); Chavis (Countess); Allen (Titanic); Banks, Plantadit (Filles de Joie); Johnson, Richardson, Scott, Bellamy (Sports); Lynch (Little Lou). -- Challenge. Perf. by Richardson (Pensacola Kid); Roxas (Peachanno); Allen, Banks, Plantadit (Filles de Joie); Johnson, Scott, Bellamy (Sports); Lynch (Little Lou). -- The end and the beginning. Perf. by the company.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3361
District Storyville [videorecording]
Local Subject
Television. District Storyville.
Added Author
Chavis, Raquelle, dancer.
Allen, Sarita, dancer.
Banks, Marilyn, dancer.
Plantadit, Karine, dancer.
Lynch, Aubrey, dancer.
Johnson, Wesley, III, dancer.
Richardson, Desmond, dancer.
Scott, Antonio Carlos, dancer.
Bellamy, Don, dancer.
Manning, Deborah, dancer.
Vlad, Desire, dancer.
Thomas, Nasha, dancer.
Roxas, Elizabeth, dancer.
Rhoden, Dwight, dancer.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974, composer.
Spence, Chenault, lighting designer.
McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018, choreographer.
Freitag, Dorothea, composer.
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959, composer.
Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941, composer.
Maxon, Normand, designer, costume desinger.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
LeCain/Charette Associates.
Added Title
District Storyville (Choreographic work : Mckayle)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3361
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