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Conversations about the dance

Title
Conversations about the dance [videorecording].
Publication
1977.

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disc 1Moving imageUse in library *MGZIDVD 5-1821 disc 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
disc 2Moving imageUse in library *MGZIDVD 5-1821 disc 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • De Mille, Agnes
  • Coles, Honi, 1911-1992
  • Corkle, Francesca
  • Sultzbach, Russell
  • Penn, Cynthia
  • Tomlinson, Mel
  • Jamieson, James
  • Ferguson, Jeffery
  • Robinson, Wesley, -1993
  • Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
  • Exaudet, André Joseph, approximately 1710-1762.
  • Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764.
  • Joffrey Ballet.
  • DHCA.
Description
2 videodiscs (NTSC) (63 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Rehearsal for the first half of Agnes de Mille's lecture-demonstration Conversations about the dance, an overview of dance in the United States. De Mille's voice can be heard from off-camera, speaking the narration and directing the dancers, but her words are not always intelligible. Some of the dances include repetitions and false starts.
Donor/Sponsor
Agnes de Mille Collection.
Uniform Title
  • Conversations about the dance (Choreographic work)
  • Rodeo (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Original tapes accompanied by typewritten note giving date and list of contents.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in studio rehearsal at City Center, New York, in rehearsal clothes with piano accompaniment, in Nov. 1977.
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.
Contents
  • Disc 1 (33 min.): Exercises for dynamics -- Exercises for dramatic mime -- Rodeo [excerpt] / choreography, Agnes de Mille ; music, Aaron Copland ; danced by Russell Sultzbach and men's ensemble -- Jacobean dances: Step Stately [English country dance], Galliarde, Volta -- Square dance -- Minuet / music, Exaudet.
  • Disc 2 (30 min.): Rigaudon / music, Rameau ; danced by Francesca Corkle -- African dance / man's solo danced by Mel Tomlinson ; woman's solo danced by Cynthia Penn ; also includes slaves' quintet and cakewalk -- Irish jig / danced by James Jamieson (seated) -- Ragtime / danced by Mel Tomlinson and two men, probably Jeffery Ferguson and Wesley Robinson -- [Tap dance solo] / danced by Honi Coles.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1821
OCLC
NYPY97-F6
Title
Conversations about the dance [videorecording].
Imprint
1977.
Performer
Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet.
Guest artists: Honi Coles, Mel Tomlinson.
Narrator [off-camera]: Agnes de Mille.
Event
Videotaped in studio rehearsal at City Center, New York, in rehearsal clothes with piano accompaniment, in Nov. 1977.
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 5-1821.
Local Subject
Square, round and contra dancing.
Galliard (Dance)
Volta (Dance)
Rigaudon (Dance)
Added Author
De Mille, Agnes, choreographer.
De Mille, Agnes, narrator.
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992, dancer.
Corkle, Francesca, dancer.
Sultzbach, Russell, dancer.
Penn, Cynthia, dancer.
Tomlinson, Mel, dancer.
Jamieson, James, dancer.
Ferguson, Jeffery, dancer.
Robinson, Wesley, -1993, dancer.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Composer
Exaudet, André Joseph, approximately 1710-1762. Composer
Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764. Composer
Joffrey Ballet.
DHCA.
Added Title
Conversations about the dance (Choreographic work)
Rodeo (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1821
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