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Jeff McMahon and Johanna Boyce [videorecording]

Title
Jeff McMahon and Johanna Boyce [videorecording]
Publication
1991.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (98 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Uniform Title
  • Scatter (Choreographic work : McMahon)
  • Surrender, mouth to breast (Choreographic work : Boyce)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance in the Studio Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., on Aug. 23, 1991.
Biography (note)
  • This program was part of the series Voices, character and commentary, which explored the use of text in dance.
Contents
Scatter / written, choreographed and performed by Jeff McMahon; directed by Denise Tailor (33 min.) -- Surrender, mouth to breast / choreography by Johanna Boyce; music by Fred Klatz, Ronnie Cusmano (Rebirth of the beat), Will Powers (Adventures in success), Giuseppe Verdi (excerpt from I Lombardi, sung by Leontyne Price), Raymala (Radiance), Alessandro Scarlatti (G major sonata, K. 427, Longo 286), Glenda Lum (Not talking); performed by Johanna Boyce and Lesley Farlow, Susana Galilea, Diana [McWilliams?], Catherine Sands, others (32 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8698
Title
Jeff McMahon and Johanna Boyce [videorecording]
Imprint
1991.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Performers include Jeff McMahon, Johanna Boyce, Lesley Farlow, Susana Galilea, Diana [McWilliams?], Catherine Sands, others .
Event
Videotaped in performance in the Studio Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., on Aug. 23, 1991.
Summary
Wendy Perron, associate director of Jacob's Pillow, introduces the program. The performances are followed by a question-and-answer session with Jeff McMahon, Denise Tailor, Johanna Boyce and the dancers. Topics include McMahon's and Boyce's creative processes; Tailor's collaboration with McMahon; feminism in Surrender, mouth to breast and the response of male audience members to the piece; political issues and didacticism in McMahon's work; solo versus ensemble performance work; issues of body image in Surrender. The dancers appearing in Surrender introduce themselves and describe how they began working with Boyce.
Biography
This program was part of the series Voices, character and commentary, which explored the use of text in dance.
Local Subject
Postmodern dance.
Added Author
McMahon, Jeff. Author. Performer
Boyce, Johanna, choreographer. Performer
Sands, Catherine. Performer
Farlow, Lesley. Performer
Galilea, Susana. Performer
Tailor, Denise. Director
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Added Title
Scatter (Choreographic work : McMahon)
Surrender, mouth to breast (Choreographic work : Boyce)
Gift of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8698
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