The New Dance Group gala concert: an historic retrospective of New Dance Group presentations, 1930's-1970's

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The New Dance Group gala concert: an historic retrospective of New Dance Group presentations, 1930's-1970's
Anthony, Mary (Choreographer)
Aul, Ronne (Choreographer)
Beatty, Talley (Choreographer)
Primus, Pearl (Choreographer)
Gifford, Joseph (Choreographer)
Dudley, Jane (Choreographer)
Burton, Irving (Choreographer)
McKayle, Donald, 1930- (Choreographer)
Erdman, Jean (Choreographer)
Sokolow, Anna (Choreographer)
Nagrin, Daniel (Choreographer)
Maslow, Sophie (Choreographer)
Newhall, Mary Anne Santos (Dancer)
Sadler, Paul B., jr (Dancer)
Corey, Mary (Contributor)
Notany, Brook (Dancer)
Carr, Deborah (Dancer)
Bears, Kim Y (Dancer)
Huggins, Nicole (Dancer)
Huggins, Jamie (Dancer)
Kogan, Ellen (Dancer)
Warfield, Tom (Dancer)
Klenck, Margaret (Speaker)
Wray, Sheron (Dancer)
Slaughter, Cecil (Dancer)
Young, Calvin Norris (Dancer)
Williams, Sheri (Dancer)
Allison, Nancy (Dancer)
May, Jim, 1944- (Dancer)
May, Lorry (Dancer)
O'Hara, Shane (Dancer)
Comendador, Elena (Dancer)
Riseling, Jonathan (Dancer)
Larkin, Regina (Restager)
Gentry, Eve (Choreographer)
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982 (Dancer)
Weidman, Charles (Dancer)
Hadassah, 1909?-1992 (Choreographer)
Trisler, Joyce, 1934-1979 (Choreographer)
Larsson, Michele (Contributor)
Seckler, Beatrice (Artist)
Fischer, Barry, 1953- (Producer)
Lehman, Margot (Producer)
Manings, Muriel (Producer)
Holub, Johannes (Film director)
McIntyre, Ron (Designer)
New Dance Group (New York, N.Y.) (Choreographer)
Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (Performer)
American Dance Guild (Producer)
Aul, Ronne (Dancer)
Burton, Irving (Dancer)
Manings, Muriel (Artistic director)
Hadassah, 1909?-1992 (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1993
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: American Dance Guild
Table of Contents
Songs, Part III, "To each his own" (ca. 9 1/2 min.) / choreography, Mary Anthony ; music, Claude Debussy (First string quartet) ; costumes, Eileen Holding ; performed by Gia T. Cacalano, Pamela Dent, Mary Ford, John S. Giudice, Johnathon Klotz, John Passafiume, and Warner Williams -- Tenant of the street (ca. 7 min.) / choreography, Eve Gentry, reconstructed by Michele Larsson and Mary Anne Newhall ; performed by Mary Anne Newhall -- Blues (ca. 5 min.) / choreography/performance, Ronne Aul ; music, Ray Charles ("Sweet sixteen bars") -- Mourner's bench, from Southern landscape (ca. 7 min.) / choreography, Talley Beatty ; music, traditional ("There is balm in Gilead"), sung by the Tuskegee Institute Choir ; performed by Paul B. Sadler, Jr. -- The desperate heart (ca. 9 min.) / choreography, Valerie Bettis, reconstructed by Mary Corey from the Labanotated score by agreement with the Dance Notation Bureau ; music, Bernardo Segáll ; poem, John Malcolm Brinnin, read by Valerie Bettis ; performed by Brook Notany -- Lynchtown, from the suite Atavisms (ca. 8 min.) / choreography, Charles Weidman ; co-artistic directors, Deborah Carr and Beatrice Seckler ; music, Lehman Engel ; performed by Patricia Ambrose, Lewis Bossing, Deborah Carr, Letitia Coburn, Gail Corbin, Barry Fischer, Roberto Garcia, Samantha Geracht, Laura Naslund, and Rachel Odo -- The Negro speaks of rivers [excerpt] (ca. 6 min.) / choreography, Pearl Primus ; music, Onwin S. Borde (original score, 1944, Sarah Malament) ; poem, Langston Hughes [spoken by Pearl Primus] ; performed by Kim Y. Bears -- The flight, from The pursued (ca. 3 1/2 min.) / choreography, Joseph Gifford ; music, traditional Spanish ; performed by Nicole Huggins and Jamie Huggins -- Shuvi nafshi ("Return oh my soul unto thee") (ca. 6 1/2 min.) / choreography, Hadassah, reconstructed by Ellen Kogan with Donald McKayle ; music, cantorial, singer: Leible Waldman ; costumes, Hadassah, executed by Eileen Holding ; performed by Ellen Kogan -- Time is money (ca. 6 1/2 min.) / choreography, Jane Dudley ; poem, Sol Funaroff, spoken by Margaret Klenck ; performed by Tom Warfield -- Harmonica breakdown (ca. 4 min.) / choreography, Jane Dudley ; music, Sonny Terry ; performed by Sheron Wray -- Sign dance for Sarah (ca. 5 1/2 min.) / choreography/performance, Irving Burton ; music, Donald Ashwander -- Suite from Rainbow 'round my shoulder (ca. 11 min.) / choreography, Donald McKayle ; music, traditional, arranged by Robert De Cormier and Milton Okun ; costumes, Domingo A. Rodriguez ; performed by Cecil Slaughter (solo #1), C. Norris Young (solo #2), and Sheri Williams (sweetheart, mother, wife) -- The transformations of Medusa (ca. 12 min.) / choreography, Jean Erdman ; music, Louis Horst (commissioned score) ; costumes, Charlotte Trowbridge ; performed by Nancy Allison ; pianist, Richard Cameron-Wolfe -- Duet from Lyric suite (ca. 7 min.) / choreography, Anna Sokolow ; music, Alban Berg ; costumes, Rose Bank ; performed by Jim May and Lorry May -- Strange hero (ca. 5 min.) / choreography, Daniel Nagrin ; music, Stan Kenton and Pete Rugolo ; performed by Shane O'Hara -- Romeo and Juliet [excerpt] (ca. 9 min.) / choreography, Joyce Trisler, restaged by Regina Larkin ; music, Frédéric Chopin ; costumes, Nancy L. Johnson ; performed by Elena Comendador and Jonathan Riseling -- Folksay [excerpts] (ca. 18 min.) / choreography, Sophie Maslow ; music, Woody Guthrie ; words, Carl Sandburg ("The people, yes") ; costumes, Edythe Gilfond ; performed by the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble: Michael A. Bennett, Terry Callaway, Brandon Ellis, Christina Gonzales, Lana Gordon, Lynne Jackson, Torens Johnson, Vanessa Jordan, Vicky Lambert, Derrick Minter, Yvette Perry, Jason T. Reynolds, and Solange Sandy ; singers, Lana Gordon and Walt Michael.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4856
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-1894 (former)
Southern landscape (Choreographic work : Beatty)
Desperate heart (Choreographic work : Bettis)
Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Atavisms (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Shuvi nafshi (Choreographic work : Hadassah)
Harmonica breakdown (Choreographic work : Dudley)
Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Transformations of Medusa (Choreographic work : Erdman)
Lyric suite (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Strange hero (Choreographic work : Nagrin)
Concerto in E (Choreographic work : Trisler)
Folksay (Choreographic work : Maslow)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: producer, American Dance Guild ; concert producer/artistic director, Muriel Manings ; video director, Johannes Holub.
Citation/reference: For accompanying booklet, see *MGZR New Dance Group [Clippings].
Creation/production credits: Assistant to [concert] producer, William Korff ; technical coordination/lighting design, Ron McIntyre ; video executive producers, Barry Fischer, Margot Lehman, Muriel Manings.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts, New York, on June 11, 1993.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassette (Betacam SP) (140 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Retrospective performance of sample works by major modern dance choreographers of the New Dance Group. Each work is preceded by a brief pre-recorded statement by the choreographer or an associate.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175613
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0344ae90-e443-0136-af3a-6d9775e2c936
Rights Statement
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The New Dance Group gala concert