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Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Carmen De Lavallade [Close shot].

Title
Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Carmen De Lavallade [Close shot].
Publication
2000.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Ingram, Jermaine
  • Powell, Alan
  • De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931-
  • Hess, Susan
  • Painted Bride Art Center, honoree.
  • Painted Bride Art Center, presenter.
Description
2 streaming video files (102 min.) : sound, color.
Series Statement
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Uniform Title
  • Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)
  • Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Sweet Bitter Love (Choreographic work : De Lavallade)
  • Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive.
Alternative Title
Alan Powell #1 and #2
Subject
  • De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931-
  • Horton, Lester, 1906-1953
  • Ailey, Alvin
  • Butler, John, 1920-1993
  • Powell, Alan, videographer
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • Yale Repertory Theatre
  • Adelphi University
  • Lester Horton Dancers
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ed Sullivan show (Television program)
  • Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)
  • Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)
  • Carmen Jones (Motion picture)
  • Racism and the arts > United States
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
Note
  • Title taken from Introduction during video; additional titles from original cassette label and Introduction during video.
  • Poor visual quality during films; dark.
  • Reel 1 (59 min.) ; Reel 2 (43 min.).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance; videographer, Alan Powell.
Source (note)
  • Susan Hess;
Contents
  • Reel 1. Introduction and Tribute (14 min.) / by Jermaine Ingram (master of ceremonies) ; honorees, Painted Bride Art Center and Susan Hess -- Carmen De Lavallade [ends abruptly] (45 min.).
  • Reel 2. Carmen De Lavallade (conclusion) (34 min.) -- Conclusion with Sweet Bitter Love film (9 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1471
OCLC
890478988
Title
Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Carmen De Lavallade [Close shot].
Production
2000.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
video
Type of Carrier
online resource
Series
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive.
Original Version
Original format: 2 videocassettes (Mini DV).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits
Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance; videographer, Alan Powell.
Performer
Master of ceremonies, Jermaine Ingram.
Event
Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2000 October 29.
Summary
In Reel 1, Carmen De Lavallade discusses her childhood and when she started dancing at the Thomas Jefferson High School, in East Los Angeles, around 1948; story of Ronald Gaffney partnering her at a school assembly; studying and performing with Lester Horton; attending junior high and high school with Alvin Ailey; Alvin Ailey taking over Lester Horton's studio/theater after Horton's death; her experience dancing with Jack Cole in a movie; participating in the film Carmen Jones and performing in House of Flowers by Herbert Ross; shown Camera 3 film of Lester Horton Dancers in Sarong Paramaribo; performing with John Butler at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; dancing with her mentor and actress Mildred Dunnock in the John Bulter film, Touch of Loss; the film Porgy and Bess for the Gershwin Years TV program; joining and teaching at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Reel 2 continues with De Lavallade's talk about the Yale Repertory Theatre and its performance of Midsummer Night's Dream; Yale drama students she worked with included Henry Winkler, Meryl Streep, and Sigourney Weaver; working with Sarah Caldwell in a German opera at the Boston Opera; getting acting work in Seattle as mother in Blood Wedding and at the Guthrie Theater with Peter Sellar's Hang on to me; experience being part of a bus tour; choreographing at the Metropolitan Opera; being head of the Dance Dept. for three years at Adelphi University; acting in several movies including John Sayle's Lone Star and Adam Sandler's Big Daddy; brief Question & Answer session with talk of the Carmen Jones film, her feelings about Hip Hop dance; her experiences with racism on the Ed Sullivan Show and being arrested for attending a racially mixed party.
Source
Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
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Added Author
Ingram, Jermaine, moderator.
Powell, Alan, videographer.
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- speaker.
Hess, Susan, speaker.
Hess, Susan, director.
Hess, Susan, honouree.
Painted Bride Art Center, honoree.
Painted Bride Art Center, presenter.
Hess, Susan, donor.
Added Title
Alan Powell #1 and #2
Container of (work): Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)
Container of (work): Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)
Container of (work): Sweet Bitter Love (Choreographic work : De Lavallade)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1471
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