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José Limón & Company

Title
José Limón & Company [videorecording] / WCBS-TV.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WCBS-TV, 1956 ; Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television Archive, c1999.

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Description
1 videocassette (27 min.) : sd., b&w NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Series Statement
Camera three
Uniform Title
  • Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
  • Exiles (Choreographic work : Limón)
  • Theatre piece (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
  • Night spell (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Alternative Title
José Limón and Dance Company
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title on cassette label: José Limón and Dance Company.
Performer (note)
  • Host: James Macandrew.
  • Commentary by José Limón.
Event (note)
  • Originally telecast by WCBS-TV on the series Camera three in 1956.
Contents
  • Day on earth (excerpt) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; music, Aaron Copland ; danced by José Limón and Ruth Currier.
  • Lament for a bullfighter [Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías] (excerpt) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; music, Norman Lloyd ; text, Federico García Lorca ; danced by José Limón.
  • The moor's pavane (excerpts) / choreography, José Limón ; music, Henry Purcell ; scenario after William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello ; costumes, Pauline Lawrence ; danced by José Limón (the Moor), Lucas Hoving (his friend), Betty Jones (the Moor's wife).
  • The exiles (excerpt) / choreography, José Limón ; performed without musical accompaniment ; danced by José Limón and Ruth Currier.
  • Theatre piece (excerpt) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; performed without musical accompaniment ; danced by Betty Jones.
  • Night spell (excerpt) / choreography, Doris Humphrey ; music, Priaulx Rainier ; costumes, Pauline Lawrence ; danced by the Company.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4610
OCLC
NYPY00-F842
Title
José Limón & Company [videorecording] / WCBS-TV.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WCBS-TV, 1956 ; Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television Archive, c1999.
Series
Camera three
Event
Originally telecast by WCBS-TV on the series Camera three in 1956.
Performer
Host: James Macandrew.
Commentary by José Limón.
Danced by the José Limón Dance Company: Ruth Currier, Lucas Hoving, Betty Jones, José Limón.
Pianist: Simon Sadoff.
Summary
Excerpts from six modern dance works, interspersed with brief commentaries by José Limón, including a voiceover introduction to The moor's pavane in which he explains the intentions of the work. Most of the works are danced fully or partly in rehearsal clothes.
Local Subject
Television. Camera three.
Drama and dance.
Literature and dance.
Biblical themes in dance.
Added Author
Limón, José, choreographer, dancer. Commentator
Currier, Ruth, 1926- dancer.
Hoving, Lucas, dancer.
Jones, Betty, 1926-2020, dancer.
Sadoff, Simon. Instrumentalist
Macandrew, James. Host
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Composer
Lloyd, Norman, 1909-1980. Composer
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936. Author
Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Composer
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello.
Lawrence, Pauline. Costume designer
Rainier, Priaulx, 1903-1986. Composer
José Limón Dance Company.
CBS Television Network.
Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Added Title
José Limón and Dance Company [videorecording]
Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Exiles (Choreographic work : Limón)
Theatre piece (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Night spell (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4610
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