Working with Ulysses Dove, Mary Hinkson, Margaret Selby
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Hinkson, Mary (Interviewee)Selby, Margaret (Interviewee)Ipiotis, Celia (Interviewer)Bush, Jeffrey C. (Associated name)Barrera, Juan (Videographer)Arts Resources in Collaboration, Inc. (Associated name)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Sathya Production Services (Firm) (Videographer)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1996-06-18
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2384
TopicsDove, UlyssesCunningham, MerceAiley, AlvinAlvin Ailey American Dance TheaterGroupe de Recherche Chorégraphique de l'Opéra de ParisKungliga Baletten (Stockholm, Sweden)Dancing on the front porch of heaven (Choreographic work : Dove)Choreographers -- United States
NotesContent: Recording made possible by the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library in cooperation with Arts Resources in Collaboration Inc., Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush.Content: Unedited footage.Creation/production credits: Camera, Juan Barrera ; audio, Molly McBride.Venue: Videotaped in New York on June 18, 1996, by Sathya Production Services.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min., 58 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionMary Hinkson, formerly a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Margaret Selby, who produced the Dance in America program Two by Dove, trace Ulysses Dove's career as dancer and choreographer. They recall his early performances with Merce Cunningham's dance company, and note the strong influence that Cunningham had upon him, especially in his use of music. They discuss some significant events in his life, including his move to Alvin Ailey's company, his work in France with the Groupe de Recherche Chorégraphique de l'Opéra de Paris, and his creation of Dancing on the front porch of heaven for the Royal Swedish Ballet. Hinkson and Selby emphasize his belief in the necessity of finding one's own artistic voice, and pay tribute to his passionate love of dance and his unselfish compulsion to choreograph, without using choreography as a means to aggrandize himself as a performer.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F368NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12541685Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d993e010-8be0-0138-1a04-231b9620f392
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