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Title
Dance of Darkness
Names
Holborn, Mark, 1949- (Narrator)
Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986 (Interviewee)
Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986 (Choreographer)
Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986 (Performer)
Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010 (Interviewee)
Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010 (Choreographer)
Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010 (Performer)
Velez, Edin (Producer)
Velez, Edin (Director)
Velez, Edin (Videographer)
Velez, Ethel (Producer)
Maro, Akaji (Performer)
Ohsuga, Isamu (Performer)
Motofuji, Akiko (Performer)
Ōno, Yoshito, 1938- (Performer)
Dairakudakan (Dance company) (Performer)
Electronic Arts Intermix (Organization) (Sponsor)
Voyager Company (Presenter)
Sept (Firm) (Producer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Producer)
Collection

Garry Reigenborn Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7367
Topics
Butō
Dance -- Japan
Street theater -- Japan
Genres
Filmed interviews
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Interviews
Notes
Statement of responsibility: a videotape by Edin Velez ; presented by The Voyager Company.
Content: Narration in English; some of interview responses in Japanese, followed by English translation.
Butō Dances performed include: Tamai Re and The Five Rings by Dai Rakuda Kan ; Parade (Gyo Retsu), The Silver Seed, and Tai Matsu by Byakko Sha ; Tama Jari Hi Me by Byakko Sha's Hiruta Sanae ; Hosotan (1979) by Tatsumi Hijikata ; Admiring La Argentina, and The Dead Sea by Kazuo Ohno.
Creation/production credits: Project sponsor, Electronic Arts Intermix ; producers, Ethel Velez, Edin Velex, in association with La Sept and New Television WNET/WGBH ; director & camera, Edin Balez ; VTR & audio, Ethel Velez ; videotape operators, Chris James, John Ransome, Stu Oppenheim.
Performers: Narrator, Mark Holborn.
Performers: Interviewees and performers include: Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, Akaji Maro, Isamu Ohsuga, Akiko Motofuji.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Acquisition: Gift; James Clark Reigenborn; 2009.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Describes the beginnings of butō, chiefly the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, and shows its development into a dark dance theater that oversteps conventional social behavior and stage to play in underground theater and in the street.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Japanese
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20052436
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0b7a9c70-8a9a-0131-8db0-58d385a7bbd0
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of Darkness" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0c92e640-8a9a-0131-65dd-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of Darkness" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0c92e640-8a9a-0131-65dd-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Dance of Darkness Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0c92e640-8a9a-0131-65dd-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Dance of Darkness