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Twyla Tharp--Oppositions [videorecording]

Title
Twyla Tharp--Oppositions [videorecording] / co-produced by Low Flying Pictures, Thirteen/WNET, La SEPT/ARTE in association with Amaya Distribution ; produced by Fiona Morris ; directed by Derek Bailey ; choreography by Twyla Tharp ; music by Philip Glass.
Publication
New York, NY : Thirteen/WNET, 1996, c1995.
Electronic Resource
available at Library for the Performing Arts only.

Details

Additional Authors
Description
  • 1 streaming video file (59 min., 10 sec.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
  • 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (59 min.) : sd., col. ;
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Dance in America.
Uniform Title
In the upper room (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Alternative Title
Oppositions.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Great Performances episode #2113.
  • A brief animated film, Fast food matador (ca. 5 min.), is also contained on this tape.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Editor, Girish Bhargava ; director of photography, Alan Adelman ; executive producer, Andrew Coggins ; producer for WNET, Margaret Selby ; executive producer for WNET, Jac Venza ; lighting, Jennifer Tipton.
Performer (note)
  • Introduction by Twyla Tharp.
Event (note)
  • Recorded on January 23, 1996 ; telecast by Thirteen/WNET on Great Performances' Dance in America series on April 24, 1996.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 7486
Title
Twyla Tharp--Oppositions [videorecording] / co-produced by Low Flying Pictures, Thirteen/WNET, La SEPT/ARTE in association with Amaya Distribution ; produced by Fiona Morris ; directed by Derek Bailey ; choreography by Twyla Tharp ; music by Philip Glass.
Imprint
New York, NY : Thirteen/WNET, 1996, c1995.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Introduction by Twyla Tharp.
Danced by Jamie Bishton, Shawn Black, Allison Brown, Stacy Caddell, Daniel Chait, Fabrice Herrault, Kevin Irving, Petter Jacobsson, Jodi Melnick, Julie Michael, Amy O'Brien, Daniel Otovrel, Victoria Pasquale, Geoffrey Rhue, Keith Roberts, and Shawn Stevens.
Credits
Editor, Girish Bhargava ; director of photography, Alan Adelman ; executive producer, Andrew Coggins ; producer for WNET, Margaret Selby ; executive producer for WNET, Jac Venza ; lighting, Jennifer Tipton.
Event
Recorded on January 23, 1996 ; telecast by Thirteen/WNET on Great Performances' Dance in America series on April 24, 1996.
Summary
Television adaptation of Twyla Tharp's modern dance work In the upper room. In her introduction to the work, Tharp discusses her choreographic process and demonstrates the same choreography to two contrasting pieces of music ("Fever," sung by Buddy Guy, and "Java jive," sung by the Ink Spots) to illustrate the relationship of music and dance. The origins of In the upper room are shown in recordings made in 1985, depicting Tharp, Christine Uchida, Shelley Washington, Jamie Bishton, and others in rehearsal. Tharp also talks about her long familiarity with the music of Philip Glass, which led her to commission the score for In the upper room.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-5248.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Television. Dance in America.
Added Author
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer. spk, dancer.
Bishton, Jamie, dancer.
Black, Shawn, dancer.
Brown, Allison, dancer.
Caddell, Stacy, dancer.
Chait, Daniel, dancer.
Herrault, Fabrice, dancer.
Irving, Kevin, dancer.
Jacobsson, Petter, dancer.
Melnick, Jodi, dancer.
Michael, Julie, dancer.
O'Brien, Amy, dancer.
Otovrel, Daniel, dancer.
Pasquale, Victoria, dancer.
Rhue, Geoffrey, dancer.
Roberts, Keith, dancer.
Stevens, Shawn, dancer.
Uchida, Christine, dancer.
Washington, Shelley, dancer.
Glass, Philip. Composer
Tipton, Jennifer. Lighting designer
Morris, Fiona. Producer
Bailey, Derek. Director
Bhargava, Girish. Film editor
Adelman, Alan. Videographer
Selby, Margaret. Producer
Venza, Jac. Producer
Low Flying Pictures (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
SEPT (Television station : France)
Association relative à la télévision européenne.
Amaya Distribution (Firm)
DHCA.
Added Title
Oppositions.
In the upper room (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Gift of Dance in America.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 7486
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