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Kennedy Center honors [videorecording]

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Kennedy Center honors [videorecording] / CBS-TV.
Publication
United States : CBS-TV, 1978-1991.

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Description
4 videodiscs (NTSC) (229 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Uniform Title
  • Chaconne (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Fancy free (Choreographic work : Robbins)
  • Frescoes (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • Native green (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Swan lake (Choreographic work : Danilova after Ivanov). Act II
  • Tensile involvement (Choreographic work : Nikolais)
  • Texas fourth (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Special event coverage and commentary.
  • Video.
Event (note)
  • Recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. Telecast by CBS-TV.
Funding (note)
  • This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Contents
  • Disc 1 (63 min.): George Balanchine [1978] (13 min.) / host, Leonard Bernstein ; presenter, Edward Villella -- Chaconne, duet (3 min.) / recorded by Dance in America ; performed by Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins -- Fred Astaire [1978] (8 min.) / presenter, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. -- "One" (3 min.) / performed by the cast of A chorus line -- Martha Graham [1979] (9 min.) / presenter, Gene Kelly -- Frescoes : excerpt (9 min.) / performed by Peggy Lyman and Tim Wengerd ; singer, Leontyne Price -- Agnes de Mille [1980] (11 min.) / welcome, Beverly Sills ; presenter, Kitty Carlisle Hart -- Texas fourth : excerpt (7 min.) / performers not identified.
  • Disc 2 (45 min.): Jerome Robbins [1981] (13 min.) / presenter, Mikhail Baryshnikov -- Fancy free : three variations (9 min.) / performed by Danilo Radojevic, Baryshnikov, and Christopher d'Amboise -- Gene Kelly [1982] (14 min.) / presenter, Yves Montand -- "I got rhythm/Fascinatin' rhythm" (5 min.) / performed by Gregory Hines -- "Singin' in the rain" (4 min.) / performed by Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and ensemble.
  • Disc 3 (58 min.): Katherine Dunham [1983] (13 min.) / presenter, Agnes de Mille -- Tributes (2 min.) / by Geoffrey Holder, Carmen de Lavallade, and Arthur Mitchell -- Breakdancing (5 min.) / performed by the New York City Breakers -- Merce Cunningham [1985] (13 min.) / presenter, Mikhail Baryshnikov -- Native green : excerpt (5 min.) / performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company -- Alwin Nikolais [1987] (13 min.) / presenter, Joseph Papp -- Tribute by Jacques d'Amboise (1 min.) -- Tensile involvement : excerpt (5 min.) / performed by the Nikolais Dance Theatre.
  • Disc 4 (63 min.): Alvin Ailey [1988] (13 min.) / presenter, Cicely Tyson -- Tribute by Katherine Dunham (1 min.) -- Revelations : excerpts (6 min.) / performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alexandra Danilova [1989] (13 min.) / presenter, Jerome Robbins -- Tribute by Jacques d'Amboise (3 min.) -- Swan lake : Act II pas de deux (7 min.) / performed by Darci Kistler and Robert Lyon -- The Nicholas Brothers [1991] (12 min.) / presenter, Gregory Hines -- Tribute from Lou Gossett, Jr. (2 min.) -- Tap dancing (6 min.) / by Ted and Van, the Steps Ahead Tap Trio, Savion Glover, and Hines.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-815
Title
Kennedy Center honors [videorecording] / CBS-TV.
Imprint
United States : CBS-TV, 1978-1991.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Event
Recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. Telecast by CBS-TV.
Summary
Compilation of excerpts from eleven telecasts of the Kennedy Center Honors, encompassing thirteen dance honorees. Each segment includes a video biography of the honoree(s), and most include pre-recorded footage of the current president's speech at the White House. Walter Cronkite hosts all segments from 1981 on.
Funding
This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details
DVD.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIA 4-1489.
Local Subject
Kennedy Center honors.
Awards and honors.
Added Author
Balanchine, George. Honoree
Astaire, Fred. Honoree
Graham, Martha. Honoree
De Mille, Agnes, speaker.
De Mille, Agnes. Honoree
Robbins, Jerome, speaker.
Robbins, Jerome. Honoree
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, speaker.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996. Honoree
Dunham, Katherine, speaker.
Dunham, Katherine. Honoree
Cunningham, Merce, honoree.
Nikolais, Alwin, honoree.
Ailey, Alvin. Honoree
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997. Honoree
Nicholas, Fayard. Honoree
Nicholas, Harold. Honoree
Villella, Edward, 1936- speaker.
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- dancer.
Martins, Peter, 1946- dancer.
Lyman, Peggy, dancer.
Wengerd, Tim, 1945-1989, dancer.
Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007, speaker.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- dancer.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- speaker.
Radojević, Danilo, dancer.
D'Amboise, Christopher, dancer.
Montand, Yves, 1921-1991, speaker.
Hines, Gregory, speaker.
Hines, Gregory, dancer.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, performer.
Charisse, Cyd, performer.
Green, Adolph, performer.
Comden, Betty, performer.
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- dancer.
Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014, speaker.
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- speaker.
Papp, Joseph, speaker.
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-2021, speaker.
Kistler, Darci, 1964- dancer.
Lyon, Robert, 1968- dancer.
Glover, Savion, dancer.
Price, Leontyne, singer.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- speaker.
Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr., 1909-2000, speaker.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Host
Sills, Beverly, speaker.
Cronkite, Walter. Host
Tyson, Cicely, speaker.
Nicholas Brothers.
New York City Breakers (Dance group)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Nikolais Dance Theatre.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Steps Ahead Tap Trio.
CBS Television Network.
DHCA.
Ailey, Alvin. Revelations
Added Title
Chaconne (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Frescoes (Choreographic work : Graham)
Texas fourth (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Fancy free (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Native green (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Tensile involvement (Choreographic work : Nikolais)
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Danilova after Ivanov). Act II
Gift of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-815
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