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Ralph Lemon Company. Aug. 9, 1991 [videorecording]

Title
Ralph Lemon Company. Aug. 9, 1991 [videorecording]
Publication
1991.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (124 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Uniform Title
  • Folkdances (Choreographic work : Lemon)
  • Sleep (Choreographic work : Lemon)
  • Solo (Choreographic work : Lemon)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • The picture is very dark on some parts of the tape.
Credits (note)
  • All choreography by Ralph Lemon.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance in the Studio Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., on Aug. 9, 1991.
Contents
Folkdances: sextet / music by Ludwig van Beethoven; performed by Wally Cardona, Hetty King, Ted Marks, Kelly McDonald, Michael Nolan, Nancy Ohrenstein (20 min.) -- Solo / performed by Ralph Lemon to a recorded conversation between Ralph Lemon and LaVaughn Robinson (10 min.) -- Sleep / music by Gabriel Fauré (Requiem); performed by Wally Cardona, Hetty King, Ted Marks, Kelly McDonald, Michael Nolan, Nancy Ohrenstein (54 min.) -- [Post-performance discussion] (39 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8687
Title
Ralph Lemon Company. Aug. 9, 1991 [videorecording]
Imprint
1991.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Credits
All choreography by Ralph Lemon.
Performer
Performed by Ralph Lemon, Wally Cardona, Hetty King, Ted Marks, Kelly McDonald, Michael Nolan, Nancy Ohrenstein.
Event
Videotaped in performance in the Studio Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., on Aug. 9, 1991.
Summary
In a post-performance discussion, Ralph Lemon and dancers in his company answer questions from the audience. Topics discussed include religious themes in the work Sleep, and the meaning of its title; the inspiration for Solo and the way it explores Lemon's feelings about being a black performer; Lemon's conversation with tap dancer LaVaughn Robinson; the development and experience of performing Sleep; Lemon's choreographic process; the use of various gestures and props in Sleep; issues of race and racism in Lemon's work and critical and audience reactions to it. The recording ends abruptly.
Local Subject
African American choreographers.
Added Author
Lemon, Ralph, choreographer, dancer. Speaker
Cardona, Wally, dancer.
King, Hetty, dancer.
Marks, Ted, dancer.
McDonald, Kelly, dancer.
Nolan, Michael, dancer.
Ohrenstein, Nancy, dancer.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Composer
Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924. Requiem, op. 48, D minor.
Robinson, Lavaughn. Speaker
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Added Title
Folkdances (Choreographic work : Lemon)
Solo (Choreographic work : Lemon)
Sleep (Choreographic work : Lemon)
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8687
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