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Complexions Contemporary Ballet [videorecording]

Title
Complexions Contemporary Ballet [videorecording] / founding artistic directors, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson ; resident choreographer, Dwight Rhoden.
Publication
c2006.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (83 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
  • Anthem (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
  • Dancing on the front porch of heaven (Choreographic work : Dove)
  • Hissy fits (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Alternative Title
Red/The force.
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Montage automatically plays at the beginning of the DVD. Menu options: play performance (83 min.), selections (Hissy fits, Dancing on the front porch of heaven, and Red/The force), replay montage (3 min.)
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of Complexions, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Technical director and lighting designer, Michael Korsch ; artistic advisor, Carmen de Lavallade ; videography and edit, Joe Locarro (director and editor), Duncan Pettigrew and Joe Locarro (camera), Robert Rainman (production assistant).
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Victoria Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark on Oct. 14, 2006.
Funding (note)
  • This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Jerome Robbins Foundation.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Biography (note)
  • Hissy fits world premiere, Oct. 14, 2006.
  • Dancing on the front porch of heaven was choreographed for the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1993 and received its U.S. premiere in 1996 at the For the Love of Dove benefit in New York.
Contents
  • Hissy fits (32 min.) / choreography by Dwight Rhoden ; lighting design by Michael Korsch ; music by classical collage ; costumes by DM Design ; performed by Karah Abiog, Sabra Perry, Ebony Haswell, Monique Meunier and Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Desmond Richardson, Clifford C. Williams, Bryan Arias, Matthew Prescott, Rubinald Pronk and Ian Robinson.
  • Dancing on the front porch of heaven (subtitled Odes to love and loss) (21 min.) / choreography by Ulysses Dove ; reconstructed by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson ; lighting design recreated by Michael Korsch ; music, Arvo Part, Cactus in memory of Benjamin Britten ; costumes executed by Jason Hadley ; performed by Ebony Haswell, Monique Meunier, Sabra Perry, Matthew Prescott, Ian Robinson and Clifford C. Williams.
  • Red/The force (excerpt from the full length ballet Anthem, 2002) (29 min.) / choreography by Dwight Rhoden ; lighting design by Michael Korsch ; music, Antonio Carlos Scott, Jimi Hendrix rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, Depeche Mode and Astor Piazzolla ; costumes by Miho Morinoue ; performed by Karah Abiog, Bryan Diaz, Christina Dooling, Ebony Haswell, Monique Meunier, Sabra Perry, Matthew Prescott, Rubinald Pronk, Desmond Richardson, Ian Robinson, Leyland Simmons, Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Clifford C. Williams, Allyson Kelly and Kyle Bernbach.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2456
Title
Complexions Contemporary Ballet [videorecording] / founding artistic directors, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson ; resident choreographer, Dwight Rhoden.
Imprint
c2006.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
System Details
DVD.
Credits
Technical director and lighting designer, Michael Korsch ; artistic advisor, Carmen de Lavallade ; videography and edit, Joe Locarro (director and editor), Duncan Pettigrew and Joe Locarro (camera), Robert Rainman (production assistant).
Performer
Dancers, Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Karah Abiog, Bryan Arias, Christina Dooling, Ebony Haswell, Monique Meunier, Victoria North, Sabra Perry, Matthey Prescott, Rubinald Pronk, Desmond Richardson, Ian Robinson, Leyland Simmons, Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Clifford C. Williams, and Allyson Kelly, Kyle Bernbach, Rachael McSween, Kelsey Buchanan, Chris Bordnave (apprentices)
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Victoria Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark on Oct. 14, 2006.
Funding
This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Biography
Hissy fits world premiere, Oct. 14, 2006.
Dancing on the front porch of heaven was choreographed for the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1993 and received its U.S. premiere in 1996 at the For the Love of Dove benefit in New York.
Added Author
Rhoden, Dwight, choreographer.
Richardson, Desmond, dancer.
Locarro, Joseph, videographer.
Korsch, Michael, lighting designer.
Abiog, Karah, dancer.
Arias, Bryan, dancer.
Dooling, Christina, dancer.
Haswell, Ebony, dancer.
Meunier, Monique, dancer.
North, Victoria, dancer.
Perry, Sabra, dancer.
Prescott, Matthew (Matthew R.), dancer.
Pronk, Rubinald, dancer.
Robinson, Ian, dancer.
Simmons, Leyland, dancer.
Sorzano, Yusha-Marie, dancer.
Williams, Clifford C., dancer.
Kelly, Allyson, dancer.
Bernbach, Kyle, dancer.
Dove, Ulysses, choreographer.
Hadley, Jason, costumer designer.
Suspension Productions (Firm)
Complexions (Dance company)
Added Title
Hissy fits (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Anthem (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Dancing on the front porch of heaven (Choreographic work : Dove)
Red/The force.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2456
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