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[Lee Theodore and the American Dance Machine]

Title
[Lee Theodore and the American Dance Machine] [videorecording]
Publication
U.S. : PBS, c1980.

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Additional Authors
  • Sims, Edwin J.
  • Mendel, Audre Deckmann
  • Rodrigues, Augie
  • Rodrigues, Margo
  • Szony, François
  • Constantinescu, Geta
  • Caplin, Cate
  • Johanson, Don
  • Pugliese, Joseph
  • Smith, Mollie
  • Corbin, Doug.
  • Theodore, Lee.
  • Miller, Buzz
  • Cavett, Dick
  • Haney, Carol
  • Allen, Debbie, 1950-
  • Mercado, Hector
  • Romagnola, Richard.
  • Englander, Roger.
  • Musilli, John.
  • American Dance Machine.
  • Jazz Ballet Theatre.
  • Augie and Margo.
  • Daphne Productions.
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • Camera Three Productions.
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Description
1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Estate of Buzz Miller.
Uniform Title
Me and my gal (Choreographic work : Haney)
Alternative Title
  • Dick Cavett Show. [Lee Theodore]
  • From the ballroom to Broadway and back
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Contents
  • The Dick Cavett Show. [Lee Theodore] (ca. 25 min.) / co-produced by Daphne Productions, Inc. and WNET/Thirteen ; directed by Richard Romagnola ; produced by Robin Breed ; segment producer, Lynda Sheldon ; host, Dick Cavett. Interview with Lee Theodore, founder and director of American Dance Machine, who discusses the company's goal of preserving, reconstructing and documenting theater dance. Other topics include her company Jazz Ballet Theatre, the definition of theater dance, and her audition for West side story. To demonstrate the work of American Dance Machine, she and Buzz Miller rehearse Debbie Allen and Hector Mercado in Miller's reconstruction of Carol Haney's choreography for Me and my gal, a duet danced by Haney and Miller on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1961. The duet is performed in full, with segments danced by Allen and Mercado, Theodore and Miller, and Haney and Miller, the last in b&w footage from the Ed Sullivan Show.
  • From the ballroom to Broadway and back (ca. 28 min.) / Camera Three Productions ; telecast of Camera Three, a series co-produced by Camera Three Productions and WGBH ; produced and directed by Roger Englander ; executive producer, John Musilli ; host, Lee Theodore. Ballroom dances and their stage incarnations are performed by three contrasting couples: Ed Sims and Audre Deckmann, Augie and Margo Rodriguez, and François Szony and Geta Constantinescu. With members of the American Dance Machine (Catherine Caplin, Stella Hiatt, Don Johanson, Joseph Pugliese, Denny Shearer, Molly Smith), Lee Theodore demonstrates warm-up exercises, floor progressions in different styles, and couple dancing. The ballroom dances demonstrated are: fox trot, hesitation waltz, bunny hug, Argentine tango, Charleston. Music is played by Douglas J. Corbin (piano) and Jesús A. Perez Jr. (percussion).
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4848
OCLC
NYPY01-F73
Title
[Lee Theodore and the American Dance Machine] [videorecording]
Imprint
U.S. : PBS, c1980.
Local Subject
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Social dancing -- United States -- 20th century.
Adagio dancing.
Exhibition ballroom dancing -- 1950-
Musical comedies. West side story.
Television. Dick Cavett Show.
Television. From the ballroom to Broadway and back.
Added Author
Sims, Edwin J., dancer.
Mendel, Audre Deckmann, dancer.
Rodrigues, Augie, dancer.
Rodrigues, Margo, dancer.
Szony, François, dancer.
Constantinescu, Geta, dancer.
Caplin, Cate, dancer.
Johanson, Don, dancer.
Pugliese, Joseph, dancer.
Smith, Mollie, dancer.
Corbin, Doug. Instrumentalist
Theodore, Lee. ive, dancer. Host
Miller, Buzz, dancer.
Cavett, Dick, host.
Haney, Carol, choreographer, dancer.
Allen, Debbie, 1950- dancer.
Mercado, Hector, dancer.
Romagnola, Richard. Director
Englander, Roger. Producer
Englander, Roger. Director
Musilli, John. Producer
American Dance Machine.
Jazz Ballet Theatre.
Augie and Margo.
Daphne Productions.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Camera Three Productions.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Added Title
Me and my gal (Choreographic work : Haney)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4848
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