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Falling down stairs

Title
Falling down stairs [videorecording] / produced by Rhombus Media for Sony Classical Film and Video ; directed by Barbara Willis Sweete ; produced by Niv Fichman ; original creative concept by Yo-Yo Ma ; choreography by Mark Morris ; music by J.S. Bach (Suite no. 3 for unaccompanied cello)
Publication
Oley, Pa. : Bullfrog Films, c1995.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-3234Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955-
  • Morris, Mark, 1956-
  • Mizrahi, Isaac
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
  • Chybowski, Michael
  • Sweete, Barbara Willis.
  • Fichman, Niv.
  • Iron, Daniel.
  • Mark Morris Dance Group.
  • Rhombus Media (Firm)
  • Sony Classical (Firm)
  • Bullfrog Films, inc.
  • DHCA.
Description
1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
Film chronicle of a year-long collaboration between cellist Yo-Yo Ma and choreographer Mark Morris, including different stages of dance rehearsals at Jacob's Pillow and elsewhere, interspersed with b&w performance excerpts ; conversations between Ma and Morris on the relationship of music and dance, as well as separate interviews with each ; and a costume consultation with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. The program concludes with a complete performance, conceived for film, in color. The sections of the dance work are: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourree, Gigue.
Series Statement
Yo-Yo Ma: inspired by Bach.
Uniform Title
  • Falling down stairs (Choreographic work : Morris)
  • Falling down stairs (Motion picture)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Educational/cultural films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Letterbox format.
Credits (note)
  • Set, Johan Henckens ; costumes, Isaac Mizrahi ; lighting, Michael Chybowski ; director of photography, Milan Podsedly ; co-producers, Daniel Iron, Sheena MacDonald.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3234
OCLC
  • 39857268
  • NYPY98-F3247
Title
Falling down stairs [videorecording] / produced by Rhombus Media for Sony Classical Film and Video ; directed by Barbara Willis Sweete ; produced by Niv Fichman ; original creative concept by Yo-Yo Ma ; choreography by Mark Morris ; music by J.S. Bach (Suite no. 3 for unaccompanied cello)
Imprint
Oley, Pa. : Bullfrog Films, c1995.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Yo-Yo Ma: inspired by Bach.
Credits
Set, Johan Henckens ; costumes, Isaac Mizrahi ; lighting, Michael Chybowski ; director of photography, Milan Podsedly ; co-producers, Daniel Iron, Sheena MacDonald.
Performer
Danced by the Mark Morris Dance Group: Joe Bowie, Charlton Boyd, Ruth Davidson, Tina Fehlandt, Dan Joyce, Victoria Lundell, Marianne Moore, Rachel Murray, June Omura, Kraig Patterson, Mireille Radwan-Dana, Guillermo Resto, William Wagner, Megan Williams.
Music performed by Yo-Yo Ma.
Added Author
Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- conceptor.
Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- instrumentalist.
Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- commentator.
Morris, Mark, 1956- choreographer.
Morris, Mark, 1956- Commentator
Mizrahi, Isaac, costume designer.
Mizrahi, Isaac, commentator.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Composer
Chybowski, Michael, lighting designer.
Sweete, Barbara Willis. Director
Fichman, Niv. Producer
Iron, Daniel. Producer
Mark Morris Dance Group.
Rhombus Media (Firm)
Sony Classical (Firm)
Bullfrog Films, inc.
DHCA.
Added Title
Falling down stairs (Choreographic work : Morris)
Falling down stairs (Motion picture)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3234
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