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Spoleto Festival U.S.A. [videorecording]

Title
Spoleto Festival U.S.A. [videorecording] produced by Eyewitness 2 News, WCBD-TV, Charleston, South Carolina.
Publication
1983.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (14 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Tom Kerrigan.
Uniform Title
  • Firebird (Choreographic work : Taras)
  • Unicorn, the gorgon and the manticore (Choreographic work : Aiello)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
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.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1535
Title
Spoleto Festival U.S.A. [videorecording] produced by Eyewitness 2 News, WCBD-TV, Charleston, South Carolina.
Imprint
1983.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Summary
Compilation of brief news reports and miscellaneous footage on the 1983 Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, South Carolina. The events depicted include the official opening of the festival by Mayor Joe Riley, Jr.; interviews with the festival's founder, Gian Carlo Menotti; footage of Dance Theatre of Harlem rehearsing George Balanchine's The four temperaments and performing John Taras's Firebird; interviews with Stephanie Dabney and Arthur Mitchell of Dance Theatre of Harlem; scenes from Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly (directed by Ken Russell) and Barber's Antony and Cleopatra (directed by Menotti); a fundraising auction for the Spoleto Festival Orchestra; and a production of Menotti's The unicorn, the gorgon, and the manticore (choreography: Salvatore Aiello), performed by North Carolina Dance Theatre and the Westminster Choir.
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: *MGZIC 9-4224.
Local Subject
Operas -- Excerpts.
Added Author
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Interviewee. Director. Composer
Dabney, Stephanie. Interviewee
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- Interviewee
Russell, Ken, 1927-2011. Director
Aiello, Salvatore, 1946-1995, choreographer.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Madama Butterfly.
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Antony and Cleopatra.
Dance Theatre of Harlem.
North Carolina Dance Theatre (Company)
Westminster Choir.
WCBD-TV (Television station : Charleston, S.C.)
Spoleto Festival U.S.A.
Added Title
Firebird (Choreographic work : Taras)
Unicorn, the gorgon and the manticore (Choreographic work : Aiello)
Gift of Tom Kerrigan.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1535
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