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Too beautiful a day [videorecording]

Title
Too beautiful a day [videorecording] / presented by Symphony Space ; choreographed and directed by Ann Carlson.
Publication
c2002.

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Additional Authors
Description
1 videocassette (96 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
  • Blanket (Choreographic work : Carlson)
  • Premiere (Choreographic work : Carlson)
  • Sold (Choreographic work : Carlson)
  • Too beautiful a day (Choreographic work : Carlson)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Accompanied by house program.
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of Ann Carlson, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
Credits (note)
  • Lighting, Sue Poulin.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, New York, N.Y., as part of Symphony Space's SideShow series, on May 8, 2002 ; video documentation, Vagabond Video ; camera, Charlie Steiner, Dan Matas ; editing, 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
  • Pre-show dance (ca. 20 min.) / performed outside the theater, on Broadway at 95th Street ; performed by Nathan Anderson, Teresa Camou, Carson Efird, Lynn Ellen Klarich, Jaamil Kosoko, Katie Martin, Sultana Noon, Emma Randall, Maria Tripodi, Laura Wallace, Rhiannon Wells, Lawson Wulsin.
  • Mo(u)rning (ca. 10 min.) / text recorded by Joseph Gunnar Carlson-Strom reading from The art of making dances by Doris Humphrey ; danced by Ann Carlson. Originally performed as Premiere, commissioned by the American Dance Festival, 2000.
  • Skies (ca. 11 min.) / costumes, Lynn Ellen Klarich, Ann Carlson ; performed by Nathan Anderson, Teresa Camou, Carson Efird, Lynn Ellen Klarich, Jaamil Kosoko, Katie Martin, Sultana Noon, Emma Randall, Maria Tripodi, Laura Wallace, Rhiannon Wells, Lawson Wulsin.
  • Fall (ca. 30 min.) / created and performed by Ann Carlson ; recorded score, Andy Kirshner ; costume, Cynthia Flynt. Originally performed as Blanket, commissioned by the American Dance Festival, 1990.
  • Twice (ca. 13 min.) / performed by Nathan Anderson, Teresa Camou, Carson Efird, Lynn Ellen Klarich, Jaamil Kosoko, Katie Martin, Sultana Noon, Emma Randall, Maria Tripodi, Laura Wallace, Rhiannon Wells, Lawson Wulsin.
  • Today. (ca. 10 min.) / music, Pierce Turner ; costume, Rusty ; performed by Ann Carlson. Originally performed as Sold, commissioned by Lincoln Center's Serious Fun festival, 1991.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5431
Title
Too beautiful a day [videorecording] / presented by Symphony Space ; choreographed and directed by Ann Carlson.
Imprint
c2002.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, New York, N.Y., as part of Symphony Space's SideShow series, on May 8, 2002 ; video documentation, Vagabond Video ; camera, Charlie Steiner, Dan Matas ; editing, Charlie Steiner.
Credits
Lighting, Sue Poulin.
Performer
Performed by Ann Carlson with Nathan Anderson, Teresa Camou, Carson Efird, Lynn Ellen Klarich, Jaamil Kosoko, Katie Martin, Sultana Noon, Emma Randall, Maria Tripodi, Laura Wallace, Rhiannon Wells, Lawson Wulsin, performing courtesy of Bennington College and The National College Choreography Initiative.
Summary
According to the program notes, "Too Beautiful A Day is a re-investigation of issues and themes from Blanket and Flag. Both were made in 1990 on the eve of the Gulf War."
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
Dance -- Political aspects -- United States.
Added Author
Carlson, Ann, 1954- choreographer, dancer.
Poulin, Susanne.
Klarich, Lynn Ellen. Costume designer
Kirshner, Andy. Composer
Flynt, Cynthia. Costume designer
Turner, Pierce. Composer
Steiner, Charles.
Matas, Dan.
SideShow (Concert series)
Symphony Space (New York, N.Y.)
Vagabond Video.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dance Collection.
Added Title
Too beautiful a day (Choreographic work : Carlson)
Premiere (Choreographic work : Carlson)
Blanket (Choreographic work : Carlson)
Sold (Choreographic work : Carlson)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5431
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