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Genius on the wrong coast

Title
Genius on the wrong coast [electronic resource] / producer and director, Lelia Goldoni ; co-producers, Adam Soch and Adrian A. Williams ; writer, Robert Rudelson ; editor, Aaron Jack Rudelson.
Publication
c1993.

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Description
2 streaming video files (NTSC) (92 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Uniform Title
  • Salome (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Conquest (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Beloved (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Another touch of Klee (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Liberian suite (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Prado de pena (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • To José Clemente Orozco (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Song of Hiawatha (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Voodoo ceremonial (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Mine (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Flight from reality (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Bolero (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Chronicle (Choreographic work : Horton)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Biographies.
  • Video.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Performer (note)
  • Narrators: Robert Rudelson and Lelia Goldoni.
Contents
DANCE CONTENTS: Among the numerous dance excerpts (b&w except where otherwise noted) are: Lester Horton dancing, ca. 1940 -- Conquest, filmed by Dorothy Gillanders at Mills College, Oakland, California, in 1938 -- White savage (color), released by Universal Pictures in 1943 -- The climax (color), released by Universal Pictures in 1944 -- Ali Baba and the forty thieves (color), released by Universal Pictures in 1944 -- The beloved -- Cumbia -- [Technique demonstration by] Jennifer Handel, filmed in 1990 -- Liberian suite -- [To José Clemente] Orozco, from the series Dedications in our time -- Bamboo alley -- Significant works discussed and/or shown in still photographs include The song of Hiawatha, Bolero, Voodoo ceremonial, Salome (several versions), The mine, Flight from reality, The rite of spring, Chronicle, Another touch of Klee, and Prado de pena.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 5870
Title
Genius on the wrong coast [electronic resource] / producer and director, Lelia Goldoni ; co-producers, Adam Soch and Adrian A. Williams ; writer, Robert Rudelson ; editor, Aaron Jack Rudelson.
Imprint
c1993.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Narrators: Robert Rudelson and Lelia Goldoni.
Summary
Documentary on the life and career of modern dancer and choreographer Lester Horton. The wide range of his work, which often addressed social issues; the multicultural nature of the companies he formed in Los Angeles; the development and codification of his technique; and his multiple talents as choreographer, composer, and designer are among the topics discussed within a chronological overview of his activities. Interviews with his dancers, friends, and associates include the viewpoints of Bella Lewitzky, James Truitte, Connie Spriestersbach, Elizabeth Talbot-Martin, Harry Hay, Marge Perces, Alvin Ailey, Carmen de Lavallade, Lelia Goldoni, Robert Lawrence Balzer, Dorathi Bock Pierre, Newell Reynolds, and Frank Eng; Joyce Trisler is quoted from a Dance Magazine interview.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-4163.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Social problems in dance.
Motion pictures. Genius on the wrong coast.
Motion pictures. White savage.
Motion pictures. Climax.
Motion pictures. Ali Baba and the forty thieves.
Modern dance -- California.
Added Author
Lewitzky, Bella. Interviewee
Spriestersbach, Connie. Interviewee
Talbot-Martin, Elizabeth. Interviewee
Hay, Harry. Interviewee
Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Interviewee
Pierre, Dorathi Bock. Interviewee
Perces, Marjorie B., 1921- Interviewee
Ailey, Alvin. Interviewee
Reynolds, Newell Taylor. Interviewee
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- interviewee.
Eng, Frank. Interviewee
Trisler, Joyce, 1934-1979. Interviewee
Handel, Jennifer, dancer.
Goldoni, Lelia. Producer. Director. Narrator
Horton, Lester, 1906-1953, choreographer, dancer.
Rudelson, Robert. Author. Narrator
Dance Theatre (Lester Horton)
DHCA.
Added Title
Salome (Choreographic work : Horton)
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Horton)
Conquest (Choreographic work : Horton)
Beloved (Choreographic work : Horton)
Another touch of Klee (Choreographic work : Horton)
Liberian suite (Choreographic work : Horton)
Prado de pena (Choreographic work : Horton)
To José Clemente Orozco (Choreographic work : Horton)
Song of Hiawatha (Choreographic work : Horton)
Voodoo ceremonial (Choreographic work : Horton)
Mine (Choreographic work : Horton)
Flight from reality (Choreographic work : Horton)
Bolero (Choreographic work : Horton)
Chronicle (Choreographic work : Horton)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 5870
*MGZIC 9-4163 (former)
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