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Dancing for Life

Title
Dancing for Life / artistic director, Jerome Robbins ; producer, Ellen Sorrin ; lighting designer, Mark W. Stanley.
Publication
2014.

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Additional Authors
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
  • Sorrin, Ellen
  • Stanley, Mark
  • Dean, Laura, 1945-
  • Arpino, Gerald
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Balanchine, George
  • Feld, Eliot
  • Morris, Mark, 1956-
  • Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018
  • Graham, Martha
  • Ailey, Alvin
  • Tharp, Twyla
  • Lubovitch, Lar, 1943-
  • Balanchine, George.
  • Graham, Martha.
  • Cunningham, Merce.
  • Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, performer.
  • Joffrey Ballet, performer.
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Company, performer.
  • New York City Ballet, performer.
  • Feld Ballet, performer.
  • Mark Morris Dance Group, performer.
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem, performer.
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company, performer.
  • Martha Graham Dance Company, performer.
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performer.
  • Twyla Tharp Dance, performer.
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, performer.
  • American Ballet Theatre, performer.
  • New York Public Library. Dance Division.
Found In
Jerome Robbins Collection.
Description
2 streaming video files (138 min.) : sound, color.
Summary
Dancing for Life, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization formed on behalf of members of the New York dance community concerned about AIDS.
Uniform Title
  • Magnetic (Choreographic work : Dean)
  • Kettentanz (Choreographic work : Arpino)
  • Embraced waltzes (Choreographic work : Feld)
  • Marble halls (Choreographic work : Morris)
  • Esplanade (Choreographic work : Taylor)
  • Love songs (Choreographic work : Ailey)
  • Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
  • Concerto six twenty-two (Choreographic work : Lubovitch)
  • Drink to me only with thine eyes (Choreographic work : Morris)
Alternative Title
Jerome Robbins Collection.
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed performances.
Note
  • Title from opening credits and house program.
  • Opening credits on streaming video are taken from the house program; order of performance changed and is reflected in the content notes of this catalog record.
  • The recording of this event was made possible by the assistance of Dancing for Life, Inc., Jerome Robbins, Ellen Sorrin, Dancing for Life Orchestra, and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
  • Reel 1. Act I (65 min.) ; Reel 2. Act II (approximately 73 min.).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
  • Reel 1: Introduction (4 min.) / by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
  • Act I. Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians: Magnetic (Excerpts, 1986) (9 min.) / choreography and music by Laura Dean ; original lighting by Craig Miller ; costume design by Laura Dean ; sound design by Richard L. Sirois ; musicians, Zeena Parkins, Eleanor Sandresky ; dancers, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians (artistic director, Laura Dean): Kristin Jackson, Elizabeth Maxwell, Peter Smith, Amy Chavasse-Dupree, Cathy Hazeltine, Kathleen Massot, Elizabeth Rauers-Newkirk, Erroll Simpson, Anne Wennerstrand.
  • The Joffrey Ballet: Kettentanz (6 min.) / choreography by Gerald Arpino ; costumes by Joe Eula ; original lighting by Thomas Skelton ; music by Johann Strauss, Sr. (Erste Kettenbrücke Walzer) ; conducted by Jonathan McPhee ; dancers, The Joffrey Ballet (artistic director, Robert Joffrey): Dawn Caccamo, Glenn Edgerton.
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Fabrications (1987) (10 min.) / choreography by Merce Cunningham ; music by Emanual de Melo Pimenta (Short Waves, 1985) ; musician, David Meschter ; design and original lighting, Dove Bradshaw ; dancers, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (artistic director, Merce Cunningham): Helen Barrow, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Carol Teitelbaum.
  • Feld Ballet: Embraced Waltzes (The Last Dance section) (1987) (11 min.)/ choreography by Eliot Feld ; music by Frederic Chopin (Barcarolle, Op. 60) ; costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge ; original lighting by Allen Lee Hughes ; pianist, Peter Longiaru ; dancers, Feld Ballet (artistic director, Eliot Feld): Lynn Aaron and Jeffrey Neeck, Judith Denman and Thomas Lemanski, Geralyn Delcorso and Paul Vitali, Buffy Miller and Eric Voetberg.
  • Dancing to Bach: 1st Movement - Mark Morris Dance Group: Marble Halls (First Movement) (6 min.) / choreography by Mark Morris ; music by J.S. Bach (Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C Minor) ; original lighting by Phil Sandström ; conducted by Robert Irving ; dancers, Mark Morris Dance Group (artistic director, Mark Morris): Ruth Davidson, Tina Fehlandt, Susan Hadley, Penny Hutchinson, David Landis, Jon Mensinger, Donald Mouton, Keith Sabado, Pier Voulkos, Teri Weksler.
  • Dancing to Bach: 2nd Movement - Dance Theatre of Harlem: Concerto Barocco (Second Movement) (8 min.) / choreography by George Balanchine ; music by J.S. Bach (Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins) ; costumes by Zelda Wynn ; original lighting by Clarke W. Thornton ; conducted by Milton Rosenstock ; dancers, Dance Theatre of Harlem (artistic director, Arthur Mitchell): Christina Johnson, Lowell Smith, Charmaine Hunter with Endalyn Taylor, Carol Crawford, Karen Henry, Melanie Person, Linda Swayze, Adelaide Mallette, Sharon Bogan, Nicolette Marshall.
  • Dancing to Bach: 3rd Movement - The Paul Taylor Dance Company: Esplanade (Last Movement) (1975) (6 min.) / choreography by Paul Taylor ; music by J.S. Bach (Concerti in E Major and D Minor (Allegro)) ; costumes by John Rawlings ; original lighting by Jennifer Tipton ; conducted by Donald York ; dancers, Paul Taylor Dance Company (artistic director, Paul Taylor): Linda Kent, Christopher Gillis, Cathy McCann, Kenneth Tosti, Kate Johnson, Sandra Stone, Mary Cochran, Joao Mauricio.
  • Reel 2: Act II. Martha Graham Dance Company: Acts of Light (Ritual to the Sun section) (1981) (14 min.) / choreography by Martha Graham ; music by Carl Nielsen (Helios Overture) ; costumes by Halston ; original lighting by Beverly Emmons ; conducted by Jonathan McPhee ; dancers, Martha Graham Dance Company (artistic director, Martha Graham): Judith Garay, George White, Jr. with Camille Brown, Lyndon Branaugh, Kathy Buccellato, Mario Camacho, Debra Kantor, Christopher Dolder, Theresa Moldonado, Floyd Flynn, Miki Orihara, Julian Littleford, Maxime Sherman, Steve Rooks, Kim Stroud, Kenneth Topping, Denise Vale.
  • The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: A Song for You (from Love Songs) (6 min.) / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; costume by Ursala Reed ; original lighting by Shirley Prendergast ; music and lyrics by Leon Russell (A Song for You) ; sung by Donny Hathaway ; dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (artistic director, Alvin Ailey): Dudley Williams.
  • Twyla Tharp Dance: Eight Jelly Rolls (excerpts) (6 min.) / choreography by Twyla Tharp ; costumes designed by Kermit Love ; original lighting by Jennifer Tipton ; music by Charles Luke, arranged by Jelly Roll Morton (Smoke House Blues) ; Jelly Roll Morton (If Someone Would Love Me) ; dancers, Twyla Tharp Dance (artistic director, Twyla Tharp): Twyla Tharp with Shelly Washington, Jennifer Way, Amy Spencer, Stephanie Foster, Ellen Troy, Elaine Kudo (Smoke House Blues) ; Twyla Tharp, Shelley Washington, Jennifer Way, Amy Spencer, Stephanie Foster, Ellen Troy, Elaine Kudo (If Someone Would Love Me).
  • Dancing to Mozart: Part I - New York City Ballet: Divertimento No. 15 (Theme and Variations section) (9 min.) / choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K.V. 287) ; costumes by Karinska ; original lighting by Ronald Bates ; conducted by Robert Irving ; dancers, New York City Ballet (ballet master in chief: Peter Martins, Jerome Robbins): Victor Castelli, Peter Frame (Theme) ; Darci Kistler (First Variation) ; Maria Calegari (Second Variation) ; Stephanie Saland (Third Variation) ; Heather Watts (Fourth Variation) ; Adam Luders (Fifth Variation) ; Kyra Nichols (Sixth Variation).
  • Dancing to Mozart: Part II - Lar Lubovitch Dance Company: Concerto Six Twenty-Two (Adagio section) (1986) (9 min.) / choreography by Lar Lubovitch ; original lighting by Craig Miller ; music by W.A. Mozart (Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. #622) ; conducted by Ransom Wilson ; clarinet soloist, Todd Levy ; dancers, Sylvian Lafortune, Rick Michalek.
  • American Ballet Theater: Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (preview, full work to be premiered during American Ballet Theatre's 1988 Metropolitan Opera House season) (15 min.) / choreography by Mark Morris ; music by Virgil Thomson ; pianist, Michael Boriskin ; dancers, American Ballet Theatre (artistic director, Mikhail Baryshnikov): Leslie Browne, Kathleen Moore, Martine van Hamel, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Julio Bocca, Robert Hill with Christine Dunham, Lucitte Katerndahl, Robert Wallace, Ross Yearsley.
  • Finale. Symphony in C (Fourth Movement) (10 min.) / choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Georges Bizet ; costumes by Karinska ; original lighting by Ronald Bates ; conducted by Robert Irving ; dancers, Susan Jaffe and Ricardo Bustamante (American Ballet Theatre) with Roma Sosenko, Espen Giljane, Margo Krody, Bruce Padgett, Stacey Calvert, Elizabeth Irwin, Heather Jurgensen, Romy Karz, Andrea Long, Catherine Ryan, Shawn Stevens, Kathleen Tracey (New York City Ballet) ; Leslie Carothers and Ashley Wheater (The Joffrey Ballet) with Leslie Roy, Paul Boos, Alexia Hess, Patrick Hinson, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Linda Homek, Julie Michael, Sabrina Pillars, Teresa Reyes, Simone Schumacher, Deborah Wingert (New York City Ballet) ; Merrill Ashley and Jock Soto (New York City Ballet) with Marisa Cerveris, Runsheng Ying, Zippara Karz, Paul Frame, Kelly Cass, Yvonne Borree, Rebecca Metzger, Rita Norona, Margaret Tracey (New York City Ballet) ; Virginia Johnson and Donald Williams (Dance Theatre of Harlem) with Carole Divet, Peter Naumann, Diana White, Sean Savoye, Barbara Britton, Allison Brown, Heidi Gans, Myrna Kamara, Santhe Tsetsilas, Wendy Whelan (New York City Ballet).
  • Final bows (5 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDF 2612
OCLC
868241707
Title
Dancing for Life / artistic director, Jerome Robbins ; producer, Ellen Sorrin ; lighting designer, Mark W. Stanley.
Production
2014.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
video
Type of Carrier
online resource
Original Version
Original format: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) ; 3/4 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Event
Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, N.Y. 1987 October 5.
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Added Author
Robbins, Jerome, artistic director.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- speaker.
Sorrin, Ellen, producer.
Stanley, Mark, lighting designer.
Dean, Laura, 1945- choreographer.
Arpino, Gerald, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Feld, Eliot, choreographer.
Morris, Mark, 1956- choreographer.
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018, choreographer.
Graham, Martha, choreographer.
Ailey, Alvin, choreographer.
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer.
Lubovitch, Lar, 1943- choreographer.
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, performer.
Joffrey Ballet, performer.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company, performer.
New York City Ballet, performer.
Feld Ballet, performer.
Mark Morris Dance Group, performer.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, performer.
Paul Taylor Dance Company, performer.
Martha Graham Dance Company, performer.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performer.
Twyla Tharp Dance, performer.
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, performer.
American Ballet Theatre, performer.
New York Public Library. Dance Division.
Container of (work): Balanchine, George. Symphony in C
Graham, Martha. Acts of light
Container of (work): Balanchine, George. Divertimento No. 15
Container of (work): Balanchine, George. Concerto Barocco
Container of (work): Cunningham, Merce. Fabrications
Added Title
Container of (work): Magnetic (Choreographic work : Dean)
Container of (work): Kettentanz (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Container of (work): Embraced waltzes (Choreographic work : Feld)
Container of (work): Marble halls (Choreographic work : Morris)
Container of (work): Esplanade (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Container of (work): Love songs (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Container of (work): Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Container of (work): Concerto six twenty-two (Choreographic work : Lubovitch)
Container of (work): Drink to me only with thine eyes (Choreographic work : Morris)
Jerome Robbins Collection.
Found In:
Jerome Robbins Collection.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 2612
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