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Asphalt [videorecording]

Title
Asphalt [videorecording] / [presented by] the Bates Dance Festival; Jane Comfort and Company ; [stage] direction by Jane Comfort ; choreography by Jane Comfort in collaboration with the Company ; book and lyrics by Carl Hancock Rux ; vocal score by Toshi Reagon ; instrumental score by DJ Spooky.
Publication
c2002.

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Description
2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (105 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival.
Uniform Title
Asphalt (Choreographic work : Comfort)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Wide shot.
Credits (note)
  • Additional music, David Pleasant, Foosh; dramaturgy, Morgan Jenness; costumes, Liz Prince; lighting, David Ferri.
Performer (note)
  • Introduction by Laura Faure.
  • Manchild (Racine, a DJ); Aleta Hayes (Couchette, a guide); Elizabeth Haselwood (Lilly, Racine's great-grandmother); Irene Datcher (Emma, Lilly's daughter); Julius Hollingsworth (Eddie, Lilly's son); Karma Mayet Johnson (Geneva, Emma's daughter and Racine's mother); Cynthia Bueschel and Stephen Nunley (Thelophonies [spirit breaths]).
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Schaeffer Theater, Bates College, Lewiston, Me., as part of the Bates Dance Festival, on July 26, 2002; video documentation, Peter Richards.
Contents
Cassette 1. Performance (ca. 75 min.) -- Cassette 2. Post-performance discussion (ca. 30 min.) / with Jane Comfort and her company; moderated by Suzanne Carbonneau.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6715
Title
Asphalt [videorecording] / [presented by] the Bates Dance Festival; Jane Comfort and Company ; [stage] direction by Jane Comfort ; choreography by Jane Comfort in collaboration with the Company ; book and lyrics by Carl Hancock Rux ; vocal score by Toshi Reagon ; instrumental score by DJ Spooky.
Imprint
c2002.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Schaeffer Theater, Bates College, Lewiston, Me., as part of the Bates Dance Festival, on July 26, 2002; video documentation, Peter Richards.
Credits
Additional music, David Pleasant, Foosh; dramaturgy, Morgan Jenness; costumes, Liz Prince; lighting, David Ferri.
Performer
Introduction by Laura Faure.
Performed by Jane Comfort and Company.
Cast
Manchild (Racine, a DJ); Aleta Hayes (Couchette, a guide); Elizabeth Haselwood (Lilly, Racine's great-grandmother); Irene Datcher (Emma, Lilly's daughter); Julius Hollingsworth (Eddie, Lilly's son); Karma Mayet Johnson (Geneva, Emma's daughter and Racine's mother); Cynthia Bueschel and Stephen Nunley (Thelophonies [spirit breaths]).
Summary
Dance/theater work based on Carl Hancock Rux's novel Asphalt and the short story "Asphalt story."
Local Subject
Literature and dance.
Added Author
Manchild. Performer
Hayes, Aleta. Performer
Haselwood, Elizabeth. Performer
Datcher, Irene. Performer
Hollingsworth, Julius. Performer
Johnson, Karma Mayet. Performer
Nunley, Stephen. Performer
Bueschel, Cynthia. Performer
Comfort, Jane, 1946- choreographer.
Comfort, Jane, 1946- director.
Comfort, Jane, 1946- speaker.
Carbonneau, Suzanne. Speaker
Faure, Laura. Speaker
Rux, Carl Hancock. Author. Lyricist
Reagon, Toshi. Composer
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. Composer
Pleasant, David. Composer
Foosh. Composer
Jenness, Morgan.
Prince, Liz, 1961- Costume designer
Ferri, David. Lighting designer
Richards, Peter.
Jane Comfort and Company.
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
Bates Dance Festival.
Added Title
Asphalt (Choreographic work : Comfort)
Gift of Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6715
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