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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 35th anniversary opening night performance [edited version]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 35th anniversary opening night performance [edited version] [videorecording]

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3 videocassettes. (U-matic, NTSC) (117 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence; 3/4 in.
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Uniform Title
  • Legacy (Choreographic work : Clarke)
  • Hymn (Choreographic work : Jamison)
  • Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by the Camera Group, with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, at City Center, New York, on December 8, 1993. For wide shot version, see: *MGZIC 9-4168. Director, gala segments: Hope Clarke. Producer, gala segments: Pamela Cooper.
  • Performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
  • CONTENTS: Cassette 1 (approx. 25 min.): Alvin Ailey: a retrospective of the man and his vision. -- Opening remarks by Phylicia Rashad. -- Legacy. Chor: Hope Clarke. Mus: George Winston. Lighting: Daniel Bonitsky. Perf. by students of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. -- Remarks by Judith Jamison and Denzel Washington. -- Cassette 2 (approx. 39 min.): Hymn. Chor: Jamison. Mus: Robert Ruggieri. Text conceived, written, and performed by Anna Deavere Smith. Scen: Timothy Hunter, Bonitsky, and Donald J. Oberpriller. Cos: Toyce Anderson. Lighting: Hunter. Cast: Prologue. Head of state: Sarita Allen, company. Spiritual walking: Company. Never spoken: Dudley Williams. I have nothing: Troy Powell, Marilyn Banks, Jonathan Phelps, Bernard Gaddis, Michael Thomas. Dance: Company. Survivor: Masazumi Chaya, company. Cathedral: Danielle Gee, Michael Thomas. The search for perfection: Renee Robinson, company. Cathedral: Leonard Meek. Black dress: Elizabeth Roxas. Whores in the whore house comin' to church: Desmond Richardson. The mask: Karine Plantadit. A message: Michael Thomas. Epilogue. -- Cassette 3 (approx. 53 min.): Runagate runagate, a poem by Robert Hayden, read by Dr. Maya Angelou. -- Revelations. Chor: Ailey. Mus: traditional. Scen/cos: Ves Harper. Lighting: Nicola Cernovitch. Cast: Pilgrim of sorrow: I been 'buked: Company. Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel: Tracy Inman, Desiree Vlad, Dana Hash. Fix me Jesus: Roxas and Michael
  • Joy; singer Jessye Norman. Take me to the water: Processional: Michael Thomas, Raquelle Chavis, Duane Cyrus, Roger Bellamy. Wade in the water: Nasha Thomas, Meek, Robinson; singer Dionne Warwick. I want to be ready: Andre Tyson; singer Gregory Hopkins. Move, members, move: Sinner man: Dwight Rhoden, Richardson, Powell; singer Al Jarreau. The day is past and gone [and] You may run on: Company; singer Brother John Sellers. Rocka my soul: Company; singers Ella Mitchell, Sellers, others. Second encore of Rocka: former Ailey dancers Loretta Abbott, Mary Barnett, Audrey Mason-Champion, Ronni Favors, Linda Kent, Christina Kumi Kimball, Aubrey Lynch, Michele Murray, Joan Peters, Dorene Richardson, Kelvin Rotardier, Maxine Sherman, Barbara Ann Teer, Sylvia Waters; Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-4169
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 35th anniversary opening night performance [edited version] [videorecording]
Local Subject
Television. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 35th anniversary opening night performance.
Added Author
Ailey, Alvin, choreographer.
Jamison, Judith. Speaker
Jamison, Judith, choreographer.
Smith, Anna Deavere, author.
Smith, Anna Deavere, performer.
Allen, Sarita, dancer.
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015, dancer.
Chaya, Masazumi, dancer.
Gee, Danielle, dancer.
Thomas, Michael, active 1990, dancer.
Robinson, Renée, dancer.
Meek, Leonard, dancer.
Roxas, Elizabeth, dancer.
Richardson, Desmond, dancer.
Plantadit, Karine, dancer.
Powell, Troy, dancer.
Banks, Marilyn, dancer.
Phelps, Jonathan, dancer.
Gaddis, Bernard, dancer.
Joy, Michael, dancer.
Tyson, Andre, dancer.
Rhoden, Dwight, dancer.
Angelou, Maya, speaker.
Norman, Jessye. Singer
Warwick, Dionne. Singer
Jarreau, Al. Singer
Sellers, John, 1924- Singer
Rashad, Phylicia, 1948- speaker.
Washington, Denzel, 1954- speaker.
Harper, Ves. Designer. Costume designer
Clarke, Hope, 1941- Director
Clarke, Hope, 1941- choreographer.
Bonitsky, Daniel. Lighting designer. Designer
Anderson, Toyce. Costume designer
Hunter, Tim, lighting designer.
Oberpriller, Donald J. Designer
Cernovich, Nicola. Lighting designer
Winston, George. Composer
Ruggieri, Robert. Composer
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
Camera Group.
Ailey, Alvin. Revelations
Added Title
Legacy (Choreographic work : Clarke)
Hymn (Choreographic work : Jamison)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-4169
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