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Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Donald McKayle.

Title
Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Donald McKayle.
Publication
2000.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Edsall, Mary E.
  • McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018
  • Barton, John, 1948-
  • Maxwell, Carla
  • Hess, Susan
  • Powell, Alan
  • Painted Bride Art Center.
Description
2 streaming video files (78 min.) : sound, color.
Series Statement
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Uniform Title
  • Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)
  • Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
  • Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive.
Alternative Title
  • Painted Bride : Donald McKayle.
  • P. Bride
  • Alan #1 and #2
Subject
  • McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018
  • Maxwell, Carla
  • Tantalus (Theater piece)
  • Bedknobs and broomsticks (Motion picture)
  • Choreography
  • Modern dance > United States
  • Dance > History > 20th century
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
Note
  • Title taken from original cassette label.
  • Reel 1 (61 min.) ; Reel 2 (17 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 (4 min.) / by Carla Maxwell -- Donald McKayle (46 min.) -- Question & Answer Session (beginning) (10 min.) / moderator, Mary Edsall ; participants, Donald McKayle and Carla Maxwell.
  • Reel 2. Question & Answer Session (conclusion) (15 min.) / moderator, Mary Edsall ; participants, Donald McKayle and Carla Maxwell -- Conclusion (2 min.) / by Susan Hess.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1475
OCLC
894128911
Title
Six American Dance Pioneers : A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Donald McKayle.
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.
Event
Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2000 December 17.
Summary
Donald McKayle discusses seeing Pearl Primus perform for the first time; his first audition; his first choreographic work in 1948; receiving the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award with a viewing of the film shown at the awards entitled, Donald McKayle: Games, Rainbow and other Dances, by Marilyn Cristofori and Gregg Lizenbery; McKayle's career involving all aspects of dance, including working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and Ann Margaret; how his career was always changing and challenging; choreographing for John Barton's Tantalus, directed by Peter Hall; meeting Alvin Ailey in the Broadway musical, House of Flowers; touring with Martha Graham in 1955; meeting and joining Anna Sokolow's company; participating in the Committee for the Negros in the Arts, with Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier; benefit to raise funds for Paul Robeson where McKayle performed with Harry Belafonte; Paul Robeson's funeral; choreographing for the movie, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the audition process, and a dance number for Angela Lansbury; the difference between performing in a Broadway Musical such as West Side Story and concert dance; working with Diana Ross and the creation of a number for her; the challenges of working with Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack; going back to University and working with students on a project for the Centennial of Jazz; talking about more recent projects; and concludes with Question & Answer session.
Source
Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
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Added Author
Edsall, Mary E., moderator.
McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018, speaker.
McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018, choreographer.
Barton, John, 1948- author.
Maxwell, Carla, speaker.
Hess, Susan, speaker.
Hess, Susan, director.
Powell, Alan, videographer.
Painted Bride Art Center.
Hess, Susan, donor.
Added Title
Painted Bride : Donald McKayle.
P. Bride
Alan #1 and #2
Container of (work): Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Container of (work): Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1475
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