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The Anna Sokolow 85th birthday gala [videorecording]

Title
The Anna Sokolow 85th birthday gala [videorecording] / presented by Anna Sokolow's Players' Project ; artistic directors, Lorry May and Jim May ; choreography, Anna Sokolow.
Publication
c1995.

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Description
3 videocassettes (U-matic, NTSC) (116 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
  • Dreams (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
  • Opus '65 (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
  • Rooms (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
  • Scenes from the music of Charles Ives (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
  • Short lecture and demonstration on the evolution of ragtime as presented by Jelly Roll Morton (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Special event coverage and commentary.
  • Video.
Note
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of Anna Sokolow's Players' Project and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Credits (note)
  • Musical director, Joseph Reiser ; lighting, Edward Effron and Betsy Pool.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York, on February 15, 1995, by Penny Ward.
Funding (note)
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Cassette 1 (ca. 49 min.). Opening: Bullfight / excerpts from a film by Shirley Clarke ; music, Norman Lloyd ; costume, Rose Bank ; performed by Anna Sokolow.
  • Early days: Reminiscences by Anna Sokolow, from the film They are their own gifts, by Lucille Rhodes -- Speech by Sophie Maslow.
  • Theater: Reminiscences by Anna Sokolow, from the film They are their own gifts, by Lucille Rhodes -- Speech by Uta Hagen -- The evolution of ragtime: Tiger rag / music, Jelly Roll Morton, orchestrated and performed by Joseph Reiser ; narrator, Uta Hagen ; performed by Lorry May and Jim May of Anna Sokolow's Players' Project.
  • Mexico: Speech by Manuel Hiram, artistic director of Ballet Independiente -- Scenes from the music of Charles Ives: The pond and the cage / music, Charles Ives ; performed by Joaquin Hernandez of Ballet Independiente.
  • Israel: Speech by David Manion, who also reads a message from the Dance Library of Israel -- Videotaped speech by Hassia Levy-Agron, followed by footage of the Springboard Dance Company of Jerusalem in rehearsal.
  • Jazz: Speech by Gerald Arpino -- Speech by Teo Macero -- Opus '65: Quintet / music, Teo Macero ; performed by Anna Sokolow's Players' Project: Eleanor Bunker, Clarence Brooks, Jeff Schmidt, Stephen Walsh, Ming-Lung Yang.
  • Cassette 2 (ca. 61 min.). Television: Introduction to Rooms / from Jac Venza's 1966 NET production, telecast on U.S.A.: Dance ; narration, Clive Barnes -- Speech by Jac Venza -- Rooms: Desire / excerpt from Venza's 1966 NET production ; music, Kenyon Hopkins ; performed by the Anna Sokolow Dance Company: Peggy Cicierska, Martha Clarke, Ze'eva Cohen, Ray Cook, Jeff Duncan, and Chester Wolenski.
  • Dreams: Speech by Paul Taylor -- Dreams / music, Teo Macero, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton von Webern ; performed by Anna Sokolow's Players' Project: Clarence Brooks, Eleanor Bunker, Samantha Géracht, Lauren Naslund, Stefanie Nelson, Jeff Schmidt, Stephen Welsh, Ming-Lung Yang, and Alexa Davies Hubbard.
  • Finale: Speech by Laura Glenn -- Speech by Linda Kent, who also reads a message from Benjamin Harkarvy -- Speech by Jerome Robbins.
  • Cassette 3 (ca. 8 min.). Finale, continued. Speech by The Honorable Ruth Messinger, who proclaims Anna Sokolow Day in New York City.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-4397
Title
The Anna Sokolow 85th birthday gala [videorecording] / presented by Anna Sokolow's Players' Project ; artistic directors, Lorry May and Jim May ; choreography, Anna Sokolow.
Imprint
c1995.
Performer
Announcer: James Dybas.
Credits
Musical director, Joseph Reiser ; lighting, Edward Effron and Betsy Pool.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York, on February 15, 1995, by Penny Ward.
Summary
Tribute to dancer-choreographer Anna Sokolow in film, video, live performance, and addresses from colleagues.
Funding
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Added Author
Maslow, Sophie, speaker.
Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004, speaker.
Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004, narrator.
May, Lorry, dancer.
May, Jim, 1944- dancer.
Hiram, Manuel, speaker.
Hernandez, Joaquin, dancer.
Manion, David K., speaker.
Levy-Agron, Hassia, 1923-2001, speaker.
Arpino, Gerald, speaker.
Macero, Teo, 1925-2008, speaker, composer.
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008, narrator.
Venza, Jac, speaker.
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018, speaker.
Glenn, Laura, speaker.
Kent, Linda, speaker.
Harkarvy, Benjamin.
Robbins, Jerome, speaker.
Bunker, Eleanor, dancer.
Brooks, Clarence, dancer.
Schmidt, Jeff, dancer.
Welsh, Stephen, dancer.
Yang, Ming-Lung, dancer.
Géracht, Samantha, dancer.
Naslund, Lauren, dancer.
Nelson, Stefanie, dancer.
Sokolow, Anna, choreographer, dancer.
Reiser, H. Joseph, arranger of music, conductor.
Effron, Edward, lighting designer.
Pool, Betsy, lighting designer.
Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997, film director.
Rhodes, Lucille, director of photography.
Lloyd, Norman, 1909-1980, composer.
Bank, Rose, costume designer.
Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941, composer.
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954,. composer.
Hopkins, Kenyon, composer.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, composer.
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945, composer.
Ward, Penny, videographer.
Anna Sokolow Dance Company, performer.
Anna Sokolow's Players Project (Company), performer.
Ballet Independiente.
Dance Library of Israel.
Springboard Dance Company (Jerusalem, Israel), performer.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
DHCA.
Added Title
Short lecture and demonstration on the evolution of ragtime as presented by Jelly Roll Morton (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Scenes from the music of Charles Ives (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Opus '65 (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Rooms (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Dreams (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-4397
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