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Inside/out [videorecording] : [Blondell Cummings, Marta Renzi and Jazz Workshop]

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Inside/out [videorecording] : [Blondell Cummings, Marta Renzi and Jazz Workshop]
Publication
1984.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (113 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Uniform Title
  • Art of war/Nine situations (Choreographic work : Cummings)
  • Between the lines (Choreographic work : Renzi)
  • Chicken soup (Choreographic work : Cummings)
  • Death of Socrates (Choreographic work : Morris)
  • Ladies and me (Choreographic work : Cummings)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • The picture is dark during the second Inside/out program.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped outdoors at Jacob's Pillow, Aug. 14, 18, 22 and 23, 1984.
Contents
  • Aug. 14, 1984. Excerpts from The ladies and me, Chicken soup, The art of war (in progress) / choreographed and performed by Blondell Cummings (45 min.)
  • Aug. 18, 1984. Excerpts from The art of war (in progress) / choreographed by Blondell Cummings, performed by Cummings and unidentified dancer (13 min.)
  • Aug. 22, 1984. Caryatids (study for The death of Socrates) / choreography by Mark Morris; performed by students in the Jazz Workshop (14 min.)
  • Aug. 22, 1984. Untitled work in progress and Between the lines / choreography by Marta Renzi; music by Robert Schumann; performed by Marta Renzi, Peter Stathas, and Christine Philion (34 min.)
  • Aug. 23, 1984. Untitled work / choreography by Charles Wright; performed by students in the Jazz Workshop (7 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4443
Title
Inside/out [videorecording] : [Blondell Cummings, Marta Renzi and Jazz Workshop]
Imprint
1984.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Performers include Blondell Cummings, Marta Renzi, Peter Stathas, Christine Philion.
Event
Videotaped outdoors at Jacob's Pillow, Aug. 14, 18, 22 and 23, 1984.
Summary
Inside/out is a series of programs presented outdoors, in which performers rehearse and discuss their works, often including works in progress, with audiences. In the first program, Blondell Cummings, artist in residence at Jacob's Pillow in 1984, discusses her work and performs excerpts from finished works and one work in progress. Cummings talks about her use of gesture and sign language, improvisation and visual imagery. She performs He's got the whole world in his hands, an excerpt from The ladies and me, which incorporates sign language. Cummings discusses the influence of photography on her work and performs an example of a type of work she called Motion pictures. Cummings then demonstrates improvisation, first to her own improvised text about getting a haircut, and then in response to words supplied by the audience. Cummings then discusses and performs several excerpts from her work Chicken soup. Lastly, Cummings presents an excerpt from a work in progress that became The art of war/Nine situations. The improvisational excerpt, performed by Cummings and another dancer, is repeated several times, and Cummings discusses it with the audience. In the second Inside/out program (Aug. 18), Cummings continues to present excerpts from The art of war and discuss the work with the audience.
In the third Inside/out program (Aug. 22), students in the Jazz Workshop perform Caryatids, a study for the work by Mark Morris that became The death of Socrates. In the same program, Marta Renzi and Dancers rehearse excerpts from an untitled work in progress and Between the lines, both choreographed by Renzi. Renzi discusses the relationship between words, music and dance in Between the lines, and answers questions from the audience about the work. In the last program (Aug. 23), Jazz Workshop students perform an untitled work by Charles Wright.
Added Author
Cummings, Blondell, choreographer, dancer.
Morris, Mark, 1956- choreographer.
Renzi, Marta, choreographer, dancer.
Stathas, Peter, dancer.
Philion, Christine, dancer.
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Composer
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Added Title
Chicken soup (Choreographic work : Cummings)
Ladies and me (Choreographic work : Cummings)
Art of war/Nine situations (Choreographic work : Cummings)
Death of Socrates (Choreographic work : Morris)
Between the lines (Choreographic work : Renzi)
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4443
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