New critics' voices
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Marx, Robert (Speaker)Bourscheidt, Randall (Speaker)Muschamp, Herbert (Speaker)DeFrantz, Thomas (Speaker)Sulcas, Roslyn (Speaker)Tobias, Anne (Speaker)Whitaker, Rick (Speaker)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Committee for the Dance Collection (Presenter)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1997-02-20
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2414Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5467 (former)
TopicsZollar, Jawole Willa JoForsythe, WilliamMarshall, Susan, 1958-Rioja, PilarMorris, Mark, 1956-Streb, ElizabethGreenberg, Neil, 1959-Shelter (Choreographic work : Zollar)Limb's theorem (Choreographic work : Forsythe)Interior with seven figures (Choreographic work : Marshall)Walter's finest hours (Choreographic work : Marshall)Variations pour une porte et un soupir (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Rondo (Choreographic work : Morris)Lucky charms (Choreographic work : Morris)Jesu, meine Freude (Choreographic work : Morris)Little ease (Choreographic work : Streb)Disco project (Choreographic work : Greenberg)Dance critics -- United StatesDance criticism
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesSpeeches
NotesCreation/production credits: presented by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, in cooperation with the Committee for the Dance Collection, with the support of Dance Ink.Content: Accompanied by photocopy of program announcement.Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the Committee for the Dance Collection, Dance Ink, and the Jerome Robbins Archive for the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Performers: Introduction by Robert Marx, executive director of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Randall Bourscheidt, president of the Committee for the Dance Collection.Performers: Keynote speaker: Herbert Muschamp, architectural critic of The New York Times.Performers: Dance critics: Thomas DeFrantz, Roslyn Sulcas, Anne Tobias (excerpts read by Herbert Scher), Rick Whitaker.Venue: Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on February 20, 1997, by Penny Ward.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (98 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionFollowing the keynote address by Herbert Muschamp, in which he pays tribute to Edwin Denby and Arlene Croce, four young dance critics read examples of their writing. Thomas DeFrantz's "Booty control" is a critique of works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, including Body moves and Shelter. Roslyn Sulcas reads a review of Limb's theorem, choreographed by William Forsythe. The excerpts provided by Anne Tobias, read by Herbert Scher, discuss Susan Marshall's Interior with seven figures and Walter's finest hours, George Balanchine's Variations pour une porte et un soupir, and Pilar Rioja. Rick Whitaker's examples cover Mark Morris's Rondo, Lucky charms, and Jesu, meine Freude; Elizabeth Streb's Little ease, Wall, Rise, and Up; and Neil Greenberg's The disco project. The program concludes with a question-and-answer session in which the audience participates.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F563NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13303668Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6855dda0-90c5-0135-480c-063764f94c23
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