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Higher ground [videorecording] : an evening of dance featuring Desmond Richardson with Complexions

Title
Higher ground [videorecording] : an evening of dance featuring Desmond Richardson with Complexions / directed and choreographed by Dwight Rhoden.
Publication
c2000.

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Description
2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (128 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Uniform Title
  • Area (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Fauve (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Giving up (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Gone (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Growth (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Harps and strings copper love and wings (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Higher ground (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Is (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • It all (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Lament (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Love stories (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Milk and honey babe (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Nine (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Please, please, please (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Saturation (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Twist (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Wonder-full (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Accompanied by house program. Sequence of dance works was slightly different in performance, and the work Solo does not appear on tape.
  • Recording made possible with the cooperation of Complexions, Hudson Theater in the Millenium Hotel, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
Credits (note)
  • Artistic direction, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson; artistic advisor, Carmen de Lavallade; lighting, Michael Korsch.
Performer (note)
  • Host: Patrick Swayze.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Hudson Theater in the Millenium Hotel, New York, N.Y., on December 17, 2000; videography, Charlie Steiner of Vagabond Video; video direction and editing, Charlie Steiner; cameras, Penny Ward, Charlie Steiner.
Funding (note)
  • This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. [Opening credits] (ca. 2 min.).
  • Is (world premiere) (ca. 7 min.) / music, Stefon Harris, played by Stefon Harris (vibes), Xavier Davis (piano); danced by Desmond Richardson.
  • Introduction (ca. 5 min.) / by Michael A. Robinson, Carmen de Lavallade.
  • [Speech] (ca. 5 min.) / by Patrick Swayze.
  • [Speech] (ca. 3 min.) / by Dwight Rhoden.
  • Nine (excerpt, 2nd movement) (ca. 7 min.) / music, Tchaikovsky, Antonio Carlos Scott; costumes, Ricky Lizalde; danced by Miho Morinoue, Sant'gria Bello, William Isaac, Heather Thompson, Sabra Perry, Brian Chung, Deanna Scott, Marc Mann, Jamal Story.
  • Area (pas de deux, excerpt) (ca. 5 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott; costumes, Dwight Rhoden; danced by Antonio Carlos Scott, Sandra Brown.
  • Harps and strings copper love and wings (excerpt) (ca. 8 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott; costumes, Epperson; danced by Sarita Allen, Heather Thompson, Solange Sandy Groves, Sabra Perry, Olivia Bowman.
  • Fauve (world premiere) (first movement) (ca. 9 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott; costume, Richard De Chazal; danced by Desmond Richardson.
  • Gone (world premiere, preview) (ca. 5 min.) / music, Odetta; danced by Sant'gria Bello, Marc Mann, William Isaac.
  • Mourning air (excerpt from Saturation I) (ca. 4 min.) / music, Portishead; costumes, Becky Prater; danced by Tanya Wideman, Thaddeus Davis.
  • Please, please, please (ca. 5 min.) / music, James Brown; costumes, Emilio Sosa; danced by Sarita Allen, Marc Mann.
  • Growth (ca. 7 min.) / music, Steve Reich; danced by Sheri Williams.
  • Lament (ca. 8 min.) / music, Charles Veal, Jr., played by Charles Veal, Jr. (piano, violin), Caroline Worthington (cello); costumes, Miho Morinoue; danced by Desmond Richardson.
  • Cassette 2. [Speech] (ca. 2 min.) / by Patrick Swayze.
  • Love stories (excerpt) (ca. 3 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott; costumes, Miho Morinoue; danced by Miho Morinoue, Heather Thompson, Sabra Perry, Solange Sandy Groves, Sant'gria Bello, William Isaac, Marc Mann, Brian Chung.
  • Warped raptured (excerpt from Twist) (ca. 5 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott; costumes, Miho Morinoue; danced by Donald Williams, Kellye Saunders.
  • Milk and honey babe (ca. 4 min.) / music, Ryuichi Sakamoto; costume, Epperson; danced by Michael Thomas.
  • It all (world premiere) (ca. 6 min.) / music, Björk; costumes, Epperson; danced by Carmen de Lavallade, Gus Solomons, Jr.
  • Wonder-full (world premiere) (excerpt) (ca. 4 min.) / music, Stevie Wonder; danced by Desmond Richardson, Elizabeth Parkinson.
  • Givin' up (ca. 7 min.) / music, Donny Hathaway; costumes, Becky Prater; danced by Antonio Carlos Scott, Michael Thomas.
  • Higher ground (world premiere, preview of excerpt) (ca. 13 min.) / music, Maurice White; costumes, Ricky Lizalde; danced by Miho Morinoue, Desmond Richardson, William Isaac, Sabra Perry, Heather Thompson, Sant'gria Bello, Solange Sandy Groves, Jamal Story, Olivia Bowman, Thaddeus Davis.
  • Final remarks (ca. 4 min.) / by Curb Gardner, II; Christina Chaslerie Paul, Esq.; Dwight Rhoden. Follows end credits.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4993
Title
Higher ground [videorecording] : an evening of dance featuring Desmond Richardson with Complexions / directed and choreographed by Dwight Rhoden.
Imprint
c2000.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Hudson Theater in the Millenium Hotel, New York, N.Y., on December 17, 2000; videography, Charlie Steiner of Vagabond Video; video direction and editing, Charlie Steiner; cameras, Penny Ward, Charlie Steiner.
Credits
Artistic direction, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson; artistic advisor, Carmen de Lavallade; lighting, Michael Korsch.
Performer
Host: Patrick Swayze.
Danced by Complexions.
Summary
Gala performance consisting of a retrospective of dance works choreographed over the company's 6 1/2 years of existence, as well as new pieces.
Funding
This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Local Subject
Gala performances -- New York (State) -- New York.
Added Author
Rhoden, Dwight. drt, choreographer. Speaker. Costume designer
Richardson, Desmond, dancer.
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- dancer.
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- Speaker
Swayze, Patrick. Host
Morinoue, Miho, dancer. Costume designer
Bello, Sant'gria, dancer.
Isaac, William N., dancer.
Thompson, Heather H., dancer.
Perry, Sabra, dancer.
Chung, Brian, dancer.
Scott, Deanna, dancer.
Mann, Marc, dancer.
Story, Jamal, dancer.
Scott, Antonio Carlos, dancer. Composer
Brown, Sandra, dancer.
Allen, Sarita, dancer.
Sandy, Solange, dancer.
Bowman-Jackson, Olivia, dancer.
Wideman, Tanya, dancer.
Davis, Thaddeus, dancer.
Williams, Sheri, dancer.
Williams, Donald, dancer.
Saunders, Kellye A., dancer.
Thomas, Michael, fl. 1990, dancer.
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940- dancer.
Parkinson, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Harris, Stefon. Musician. Composer
Davis, Xavier. Musician
Veal, Charles. Musician. Composer
Worthington, Caroline. Musician
Korsch, Michael. Designer
Lizalde, Ricky, costume designer.
Epperson. Costume designer
Chazal, Richard de. Costume designer
Odetta, 1930-2008. Musician
Prater, Becky. Costume designer
Brown, James, 1933-2006. Composer
Sosa, Emilio. Costume designer
Reich, Steve, 1936- Composer
Sakamoto, Ryūichi, 1952- Composer
Björk. Musician
Wonder, Stevie. Musician
Hathaway, Donny. Composer
White, Maurice, 1941- Composer
Steiner, Charles.
Ward, Penny.
Complexions (Dance company)
Portishead (Musical group)
Vagabond Video.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dance Collection.
Added Title
Is (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Nine (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Area (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Harps and strings copper love and wings (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Fauve (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Gone (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Saturation (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Please, please, please (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Growth (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Lament (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Love stories (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Twist (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Milk and honey babe (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
It all (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Wonder-full (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Giving up (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Higher ground (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4993
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