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Dance Theatre of Harlem
Additional title: Streetcar named desire (Choreographic work : Bettis)
Additional title: Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Franklin)
Additional title: Bele (Choreographic work : Holder)
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- (Teacher)
Felix, Julie (Dancer)
Brooks, Tyrone (Dancer)
Smith, Lowell (Dancer)
Johnson, Virginia, 1950- (Dancer)
Williams, Donald (Dancer)
Tyrus, Judy (Dancer)
Shellman, Eddie J (Dancer)
Graves, Lorraine (Dancer)
Brown, Karen, 1955- (Dancer)
Jonassaint, Carld Jorel (Dancer)
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982 (Choreographer)
North, Alex (Composer)
Bolasni, Saul, 1916-2012 (Costume designer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013 (Choreographer)
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)
Michel, Carl, 1928-2004 (Costume designer)
Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014 (Choreographer)
Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014 (Composer)
Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014 (Costume designer)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Grimm, Thomas (Director)
Harper, Ves (Designer)
Brubach, Holly (Author)
Dance Theatre of Harlem (Dancer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)
Danmarks radio (Producer)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1986-02-21
Place: U.S.
Publisher: WNET
Table of Contents
A streetcar named desire / choreography, Valerie Bettis; music, Alex North; costumes, Saul Bolasni; danced by Virginia Johnson (Blanche), Lowell Smith (Stanley), Julie Felix (Stella), Donald Williams (Mitch), Tyrone Brooks (Newsboy) and members of the company. |||| Selections from Sylvia pas de deux / choreography, Frederic Franklin; music, Léo Delibes; costumes, Carl Michell; danced by Judy Tyrus and Eddie J. Shellman. |||| Selections from Bele / choreography, music and costumes, Geoffrey Holder; danced by Lorraine Graves, Karen Brown, Virginia Johnson, Lowell Smith, Carl Jonassaint, and members of the company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9448
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4455 (former)
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: co-produced by Danmarks Radio and WNET/13, New York ; director, Thomas Grimm ; producers, Judy Kinberg and Thomas Grimm ; writer, Holly Brubach.
Creation/production credits: Set design, Ves Harper; lighting, Ib Mortensen and Erik Madsen.
Performers: Performed by members of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Contains footage of Arthur Mitchell teaching and rehearsing the company. Also contains brief excerpt of Valerie Bettis dancing.
Venue: Telecast on the Dance in America series, February 21, 1986.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY867019056-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12162538
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0cedde20-8b49-0135-543d-63d6e6991ee2
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1986: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Theatre of Harlem" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Theatre of Harlem" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1986). Dance Theatre of Harlem Retrieved from

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Dance Theatre of Harlem