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Tropicana, Carmelita (Performer)
Tropicana, Carmelita (Author)
Angelos, Maureen (Performer)
Troyano, Ela (Cinematographer)
Troyano, Ela (Author)
Troyano, Ela (Performer)
Soto, Merian (Performer)
Parnes, Uzi (Performer)
Parnes, Uzi (Author)
Parnes, Uzi (Director)
Alamo, Pilar (Performer)
Daza-Paris, Livia (Performer)
Ortega, Jaime (Performer)
Houston-Jones, Ishmael (Performer)
Ries, Diane Jeep (Performer)
Moore, Rebecca (Performer)
Monson, Jennifer (Performer)
Schäfer-Schafroth, Elfi (Performer)
Iobst, Anne (Performer)
Schaffner, William Shipley (Lighting designer)
Pillsbury, Suzanne (Film editor)
Pepatian (Dance company) (Performer)
Tour de Fuerza (Dance showcase) (Contributor)
Video D Studios (Videographer)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1988
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2649
Dance Theater Workshop
Hispanic Americans
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by the Suitcase Fund of Dance Theater Workshop in association with Pepatian as part of Tour de Fuerza: Nuevo Latino Dance & Performance ; written by Carmelita Tropicana, Uzi Parnes, and Ela Troyano ; directed by Uzi Parnes.
Statement of responsibility: Presented on the same program with Melba and Fetiche (see *MGZIDVD 5-2654).
Creation/production credits: Choreography, not credited; scenery and costumes, The House of Chandalier; slides, Uzi Parnes; film, Ela Troyano (camera) and Suzanne Pillsbury (editing); lighting, William Shipley Schaffner.
Performers: Performed onstage by Carmelita Tropicana (detective/Carmelita Tropicana), Maureen Angelos (Machito Tropicana/Incarnación), Ela Troyano (Rosalia/phone girl/Las Vegas girl), Merián Soto (Serafina/Tropicanette), Uzi Parnes (Zoraida/Louis the wheezer), Pilar Alamo (Domitilia/Tropicanette), Jaime Ortega (Juanito Tropicanette), and Livia Daza-Paris (Tropicanette).
Performers: Performed on film by Ishmael Houston-Jones (Rodney, the choreographer at the Tropicana/St. Lazaro), Diane Jeep Ries (the boss), Rebecca Moore (first Tropicanette), Jennifer Monson (second Tropicanette), Elfi Schafer-Schafroth (third Tropicanette), Anne Iobst (fourth Tropicanette), and Fido (Fido).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on Oct. 27, 1988, by Video D Studios.
Funding: This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (54 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174906
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0406ad70-6f2a-0131-f903-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Candela" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Candela" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). Candela Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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