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Dance USA

Title
Dance USA [electronic resource] / BBC Wales ; directed and produced by Karen Whiteside.
Publication
U.K. : BBC Wales, c2003.

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Details

Additional Authors
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Karen Whiteside, BBC Television.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
  • Heretic (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • Errand into the maze (Choreographic work : Graham)
  • Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Untitled solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Noah's minstrels (Choreographic work : Taylor)
  • Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor)
  • Three epitaphs (Choreographic work : Taylor)
  • Man walking down the side of a building (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Audience with the Pope (Choreographic work : Gordon)
  • Walking on the wall (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Homemade (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Brown)
  • Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
  • Movin' out (Musical)
  • In the upper room (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Aspect ratio is 14:9 letterbox.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Dance consultant, Debra Cash ; production team, Alison Watkins, Nicola Owen, Ann Oswald ; researcher, Ali Whitehouse ; camera, Ross Keith, David Gopsill ; sound, Caleb Moore, Graham Tobin ; editing, Niki Turner ; executive producer, Fiona Morris.
Performer (note)
  • [Narrator:] Wayne McGregor.
  • Interviewees (in order of appearance): Janet Eilber, Deborah Jowitt, Christine Dakin, Terese Capucilli, Gus Solomons Jr., Carolyn Adams, David Gordon, Valda Setterfield, Trisha Brown, Sara Rudner.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Dance excerpts include: Martha Graham's Heretic, Errand into the maze (rehearsal), Appalachian spring, and Night journey. Merce Cunningham's Beach birds for camera and Untitled solo. Paul Taylor's Noah's minstrels, Aureole (danced by Rudolf Nureyev), and Three epitaphs. Trisha Brown's Man walking down the side of a building, Walking on the wall, Homemade, and Theme and variations. David Gordon's An audience with the pope. Twyla Tharp's Eight jelly rolls (rehearsal and performance), Movin' out, and In the upper room.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 3626
Title
Dance USA [electronic resource] / BBC Wales ; directed and produced by Karen Whiteside.
Imprint
U.K. : BBC Wales, c2003.
Country of Producing Entity
U.K.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Dance consultant, Debra Cash ; production team, Alison Watkins, Nicola Owen, Ann Oswald ; researcher, Ali Whitehouse ; camera, Ross Keith, David Gopsill ; sound, Caleb Moore, Graham Tobin ; editing, Niki Turner ; executive producer, Fiona Morris.
Performer
[Narrator:] Wayne McGregor.
Interviewees (in order of appearance): Janet Eilber, Deborah Jowitt, Christine Dakin, Terese Capucilli, Gus Solomons Jr., Carolyn Adams, David Gordon, Valda Setterfield, Trisha Brown, Sara Rudner.
Summary
British choreographer Wayne McGregor revisits the territory of some groundbreaking modern dance choreographers who are or were active in New York: Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, the Judson Church group (among them David Gordon, Valda Setterfield, and Trisha Brown), and Twyla Tharp. Interviewing the choreographers themselves or members of their dance companies, he explores their contributions, their significance as innovators, and the special qualities that distinguish them from each other. Film and video clips provide glimpses of each choreographer and his or her company in action. McGregor's journey also includes a brief visit to Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, repository of much of this history.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIA 4-7568.
Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Connect to:
Added Author
McGregor, Wayne. Narrator
Graham, Martha, choreographer, dancer.
Eilber, Janet. Interviewee
Jowitt, Deborah, interviewee.
Dakin, Christine. Interviewee
Capucilli, Terese. Interviewee
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer, dancer.
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940- interviewee.
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018. choreographer, dancer.
Adams, Carolyn. Interviewee
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993, dancer.
Gordon, David, 1936- choreographer.
Gordon, David, 1936- dancer.
Gordon, David, 1936- interviewee.
Setterfield, Valda, dancer. Interviewee
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 choreographer.
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 dancer.
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017. Interviewee
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer, dancer.
Rudner, Sara, dancer. Interviewee
Whiteside, Karen. Director. Producer
Morris, Fiona. Producer
Cash, Debra. Consultant
BBC Wales.
Graham, Martha. Appalachian spring
Graham, Martha. Night journey
Added Title
Heretic (Choreographic work : Graham)
Errand into the maze (Choreographic work : Graham)
Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Untitled solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Noah's minstrels (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Three epitaphs (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Man walking down the side of a building (Choreographic work : Brown)
Audience with the Pope (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Walking on the wall (Choreographic work : Brown)
Homemade (Choreographic work : Brown)
Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Brown)
Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Movin' out (Musical)
In the upper room (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Gift of Karen Whiteside, BBC Television.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 3626
*MGZIA 4-7568 (former)
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