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Additional title: Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: Icarus (Choreographic work : Hoving)
Additional title: Growing up in public (Choreographic work : Charlip and Hoving)
Hoving, Lucas (Choreographer)
Gere, David (Director)
Murphy, Ann (Ann Elizabeth) (Speaker)
Zimmer, Elizabeth (Speaker)
Ross, Janice (Speaker)
Charlip, Remy (Director)
Charlip, Remy (Speaker)
Taliaferro, Clay (Dancer)
Förster, Lutz (Dancer)
Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)
Jones, Betty, 1926- (Dancer)
Beals, Margaret (Speaker)
Caligaris, Susan Roebuck (Dancer)
Delanghe, Gay (Speaker)
Lerner, Marcia (Speaker)
Maor, Yehuda (Speaker)
Halprin, Anna (Speaker)
Monk, Meredith (Speaker)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Yeager, Theron (Director)
Webb, Ellen (Director)
José Limón Dance Company (Dancer)
Ellen Webb Dance Foundation (Presenter)
Hoving, Lucas (Dancer)
Gere, David (Speaker)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991-09-03
Table of Contents
Introduction by David Gere (approx. 2 min.). -- Part I: From butcher shop to Broadway and beyond, 1912-1960 (approx. 12 min.). Slide lecture by Ann Murphy. Biography of Hoving from his birth in Holland and his early career with Yvonne Georgi and the Jooss Ballet to his role in the creation of José Limón's The moor's pavane. -- The moor's pavane (approx. 21 min.). Choreography: José Limón. Music: Henry Purcell, arranged by Simon Sadoff. Lighting: Pauline Lawrence. Perf. by Clay Taliaferro (the moor), Lutz Förster (his friend), Carla Maxwell (his friend's wife), and Betty Jones (the moor's wife). -- Part II: Cutting loose, 1960-1981 (approx. 13 min.). Slide lecture by Elizabeth Zimmer. Continuation of Hoving's biography, covering his departure from the Limón company; his formation of his own company; his choreography, including his masterpiece Icarus; and his teaching at the American Dance Festival. -- To Lucas (approx. 14 min.; continued on cassette 2). Spoken and danced tributes by Margaret Beals, Susan Roebuck Caligaris (who performs the sun solo from Icarus), Gay Delanghe, Marcia Lerner Hofer, Yehuda Maor, and Anna Halprin. -- To Lucas, continued (approx. 5 min.). -- Part III: Ocean in the sky, 1981-present (approx. 10 min.). Slide lecture by Janice Ross. Discussion of Hoving's classes and companies in the Bay Area. -- Growing up in public (approx. 31 min.). Introduction by Remy |||| Charlip. Conception/direction: Charlip. Perf. by Hoving. -- Message from Meredith Monk and presentation of birthday cake (approx. 5 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9108
Hoving, Lucas
Nielsen, Lavina
Georgi, Yvonne
Talking Dance Project
Lucas Hoving and Dance Company
Jooss European Ballet
American Dance Festival
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Video director: Theron Yeager. Presented by the Ellen Webb Dance Foundation as part of the Talking Dance Project (co-directors: Ellen Webb and David Gere), in association with the Theater Artaud.
Venue: Videotaped at the Theater Artaud, San Francisco, California, on September 3, 1991.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (113 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Birthday tribute to Lucas Hoving, celebrating his career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher. His wife, the late Lavina Nielsen, is frequently mentioned throughout the evening.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946071331-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176198
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 197a7810-87ce-0138-94e9-0bc22c578254
Rights Statement
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Lucas Hoving, a life in dance