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A hymn for Alvin Ailey [videorecording]

Title
A hymn for Alvin Ailey [videorecording] / based on the ballet Hymn ; conceived and choreographed by Judith Jamison ; text created and performed by Anna Deavere Smith ; producer, director, writer, Orlando Bagwell.
Publication
Columbus, Ohio : National Black Programming Consortium, [1999]

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (60 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Dance Films Association.
Series Statement
Dance in America
Uniform Title
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Director of photography, Michael Chin ; editor, Jean Tsien ; original music "Hymn" producer and composer, Robert Ruggieri.
  • A co-production of ROJA Productions and Thirteen/WNET.
Event (note)
  • Recorded at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Sylvia Waters' house. Originally telecast by PBS on Great Performances, Dance in America.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Biography (note)
  • Entrant in the Dance Films Association's 33rd annual Dance on Camera Festival 2005.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2999
Title
A hymn for Alvin Ailey [videorecording] / based on the ballet Hymn ; conceived and choreographed by Judith Jamison ; text created and performed by Anna Deavere Smith ; producer, director, writer, Orlando Bagwell.
Imprint
Columbus, Ohio : National Black Programming Consortium, [1999]
Series
Dance in America
System Details
DVD.
Performer
Interviewees include Judith Jamison, Anna Deavere Smith, Sylvia Waters, George Faison.
Dance performed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Credits
Director of photography, Michael Chin ; editor, Jean Tsien ; original music "Hymn" producer and composer, Robert Ruggieri.
A co-production of ROJA Productions and Thirteen/WNET.
Summary
Footage of the ballet Hymn, performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is interspersed with archival footage and interviews with friends and family telling the story of Alvin Ailey and how his influence on American modern dance.
Event
Recorded at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Sylvia Waters' house. Originally telecast by PBS on Great Performances, Dance in America.
Biography
Entrant in the Dance Films Association's 33rd annual Dance on Camera Festival 2005.
Added Author
Bagwell, Orlando. Producer
Jamison, Judith, choreographer.
Jamison, Judith. Interviewee
Smith, Anna Deavere, interviewee.
Waters, Sylvia. Interviewee
Faison, George, 1945- interviewee.
Ruggieri, Robert. Composer
Chin, Michael. Videographer
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Educational Resources Center.
ROJA Productions.
National Black Programming Consortium.
Added Title
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Gift of Dance Films Association.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2999
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