The New Dance Group gala concert: an historic retrospective of New Dance Group presentations, 1930's-1970's
NamesAnthony, 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 / OriginDate Issued: 1993Place: New York, NYPublisher: American Dance Guild
Table of ContentsSongs, 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 Tuskeegee 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 4856Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-1894 (former)
TopicsSouthern 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)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming video files (140 min.) :sd., col.
DescriptionRetrospective 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY94-F235NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175613Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0344ae90-e443-0136-af3a-6d9775e2c936
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