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[Interview with James Truitte]

Title
[Interview with James Truitte] [videorecording]
Publication
1987.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (69 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Uniform Title
  • Camera three (Television program)
  • Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • To José Clemente Orozco (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Beloved (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Liberian suite (Choreographic work : Horton)
Alternative Title
Tribute to Lester Horton.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Video.
Note
  • Picture quality of the Tribute to Lester Horton is very poor.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in a studio Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., date unknown, 1987. Tribute to Lester Horton originally screened on WBCS-TV, July 28, 1963.
Contents
  • Interview with James Truitte (40 min.) -- Camera three: Tribute to Leston Horton (29 min.)
  • Tribute to Lester Horton. Sarong Paramaribo / choreography by Lester Horton; music by Les Baxter; performed by Carmen De Lavallade -- To José Clemente Orozco (from Dedications in our time) / choreography by Lester Horton; music by Kenneth Klaus; performed by Alvin Ailey and Carmen De Lavallade -- The beloved / choreography by Lester Horton; music by Judith Hamilton; performed by James Truitte and Carmen De Lavallade -- Liberian suite (excerpt) / choreography by Lester Horton; music by Duke Ellington; performed by James Truitte, Carmen De Lavallade and Alvin Ailey.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6973
Title
[Interview with James Truitte] [videorecording]
Imprint
1987.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Interviewer: Benjamin Harkarvy. Interviewee: James Truitte.
Tribute to Lester Horton. Host: James Macandrew. Dancers: Carmen De Lavallade, Alvin Ailey, James Truitte.
Event
Videotaped in a studio Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., date unknown, 1987. Tribute to Lester Horton originally screened on WBCS-TV, July 28, 1963.
Summary
In this interview James Truitte discusses the work and influence of Lester Horton. Interviewer Benjamin Harkarvy introduces Truitte and describes his own impressions on seeing Lester Horton's company for the first time. Truitte discusses his personal definition of dance; qualities he looks for in a dancer; his dance training and early career; his introduction to the Horton technique and what he learned from it; Horton's choreographic method and style; the Lester Horton Dancers; Horton's background, influences and use of props. At the end of the interview, Truitte introduces a screening of a Camera three program called Tribute to Lester Horton.
Local Subject
Modern dance -- Technique -- Horton.
Added Author
Truitte, James. ive, dancer.
Harkarvy, Benjamin. Interviewer
Horton, Lester, 1906-1953, choreographer.
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- dancer.
Ailey, Alvin, dancer.
Macandrew, James. Host
Baxter, Les, 1922-1996. Composer
Klaus, Kenneth Blanchard, 1923-1980. Composer
Hamilton, Judith (Composer)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974. Composer
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Other Title
Tribute to Lester Horton.
Added Title
Camera three (Television program)
Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)
To José Clemente Orozco (Choreographic work : Horton)
Beloved (Choreographic work : Horton)
Liberian suite (Choreographic work : Horton)
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6973
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