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The Fred Benjamin Dance Company's twentieth year celebration and alumni reunion

Title
The Fred Benjamin Dance Company's twentieth year celebration and alumni reunion [videorecording] / presented by Joint Efforts, Inc. ; artistic direction, Fred Benjamin.
Publication
1989.

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Additional Authors
  • Benjamin, Fred
  • Murray, Michele.
  • Kornblatt, Shaynee.
  • Faison, George, 1945-
  • Roberts, Louise.
  • Taylor, Emory.
  • Gallman, Alfred.
  • Vermy, Michael
  • Lewis, Charles Malik
  • Salaam, Abdel R.
  • James, Linda
  • Wylliams, Leni, 1961-1996
  • Banks, Marilyn
  • Kamerman, Henny
  • Burke, Geneva
  • Larson, Lisa
  • Vazquez, Jorge
  • Cave, Lisa
  • Hawkins, Bruce.
  • Ellis, Gina
  • Hemsley, Winston DeWitt
  • Beal, Melody.
  • Fred Benjamin Dance Company.
  • DHCA.
Description
1 videocassette (122 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
Tribute to Fred Benjamin and the past and present members of his company. A retrospective of his works, congratulatory speeches, and a commemorative plaque are presented in his honor.
Donor/Sponsor
Presented in memory of Leni Wylliams.
Uniform Title
  • Parallel lines (Choreographic work : Benjamin)
  • Echoes of an era (Choreographic work : Benjamin)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Special event coverage and commentary.
  • Video.
Note
  • Accompanied by house program; additional data provided by Ray Steehler.
Credits (note)
  • Assistant to Fred Benjamin, Gina Ellis ; lighting and stage direction, Melody Beal.
Performer (note)
  • Speakers: Michele Murray, Shaynee Kornblatt, George Faison, Louise Roberts, Emory Taylor, and Alfred Gallman.
  • Master of ceremonies: Bruce Hawkins.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at Symphony Space, New York, on September 8, 1989.
Contents
  • Bits and pieces of times remembered / choreography, Fred Benjamin (all sections except Ember), Winston D. Hemsley (Ember) ; music, collage ; costumes, Drag 'n things, Olon Godare, Benjamin Wakefield, Chickie Byers, Jose Rodriguez, and Blythe Colombo ; cast: 902 Albany Street (1969), danced by the company ; Our thing (1970), danced by the company ; Prey (1972), danced by Michael Vermy ; Parallel lines (1971), danced by the company ; One in doubt (1983), danced by the company ; Ceremony (1974), danced by Abdel R. Salaam and Charles Malik Lewis ; Echoes of an era (1978), danced by Linda James and the company ; Cauldron (1984), danced by the company ; Illuminations (1985), danced by Leni Wylliams ; From the mountain of the moon (1975), danced by Marilyn Banks and company ; Facts and pain [not listed on house program], danced by Henny Kamerman ; Icefire (1982), danced by the company ; Ember (1971), danced by Fred Benjamin, Geneva Burke, and the company ; Mountain high (1971), danced by Charles Malik Lewis and the company.
  • Leftover wine (excerpts from full-length ballets) / choreography, Fred Benjamin ; music, LaBelle, Ashford and Simpson, Luther Vandross with Cheryl Lynn, the Commodores and the Pointer Sisters ; cast: 1, danced by the company ; 2, danced by Lisa Larson and Jorge Vazquez ; 3, danced by the ladies ; 4, danced by the men ; 5, danced by Lisa Cave and Bruce Hawkins ; 6, danced by Gina Ellis ; 7, danced by the company. Eight sections are listed in the house program ; only seven appear on the tape.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2491
OCLC
NYPY97-F132
Title
The Fred Benjamin Dance Company's twentieth year celebration and alumni reunion [videorecording] / presented by Joint Efforts, Inc. ; artistic direction, Fred Benjamin.
Imprint
1989.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Event
Videotaped in performance at Symphony Space, New York, on September 8, 1989.
Credits
Assistant to Fred Benjamin, Gina Ellis ; lighting and stage direction, Melody Beal.
Performer
Speakers: Michele Murray, Shaynee Kornblatt, George Faison, Louise Roberts, Emory Taylor, and Alfred Gallman.
Master of ceremonies: Bruce Hawkins.
Danced by the Fred Benjamin Dance Company, including present and former company members.
Added Author
Benjamin, Fred, choreographer, dancer.
Murray, Michele. Speaker
Kornblatt, Shaynee. Speaker
Faison, George, 1945- speaker.
Roberts, Louise. Speaker
Taylor, Emory. Speaker
Gallman, Alfred. Speaker
Vermy, Michael, dancer.
Lewis, Charles Malik, dancer.
Salaam, Abdel R., dancer.
James, Linda, dancer.
Wylliams, Leni, 1961-1996, dancer.
Banks, Marilyn, dancer.
Kamerman, Henny, dancer.
Burke, Geneva, dancer.
Larson, Lisa, dancer.
Vazquez, Jorge, dancer.
Cave, Lisa, dancer.
Hawkins, Bruce. hst, dancer.
Ellis, Gina, dancer.
Hemsley, Winston DeWitt, choreographer.
Beal, Melody.
Fred Benjamin Dance Company.
DHCA.
Added Title
Parallel lines (Choreographic work : Benjamin)
Echoes of an era (Choreographic work : Benjamin)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2491
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