Michael Kaniecki's polka party

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Michael Kaniecki's polka party
Kaniecki, Michael (Host)
May, Salley (Creator)
Dee, Denise (Speaker)
Moran, John (Speaker)
Zippi, Daniel (Performer)
Saunders, Scott (Cinematographer)
Harrison, Matthew (Cinematographer)
McGrath, Bob (Director)
Nussbaum, Karl (Cinematographer)
Sexton, Michael (Director)
Dawson, Lori A (Lighting designer)
Ridge Theater (New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
Film Crash (Organization) (Contributor)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)
Kaniecki, Michael (Author)
Kaniecki, Michael (Performer)
May, Salley (Performer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1990 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (ca. 53 min.). Is it being Polish (that brings out the ham in me?) / performed by Michael Kaniecki and the New Pilsudskis (Tom Laverack, Larry Fessenden, George M, Andy Zimmerman) with Salley May, Mia Hansford, Ed Sikov, and the Polka Partiers.
Missing home / film by Scott Saunders of Film Crash (filmmakers' organization). Poor visibility.
Reading / by Denise Dee. No audio.
Hot pink messages from Christ / film by Matthew Harrison of Film Crash. Poor visibility.
Monologue / by John Moran. No audio.
Reel 2. What language am I speaking? (ca. 16 min.) / performance piece by Salley May ; sound, Joseph Kaufman.
Love songs for the S.S. [conclusion] (ca. 23 min.) / see credits below. The beginning of this number is recorded at the end of reel 3.
Reel 3 (ca. 60 min.). Raffle.
[Polish folk song] / taught by Ed Sikov, the stage manager.
Scene from Star boarder / [written] by Michael Kaniecki ; directed by Bob McGrath ; performed by members of Ridge Theater: Lynette Sheldon-Alexander (Vern Sadiecki, mother), Anne Shea (Ginia Sadiecki, daughter). No audio.
What God did on his day off / film by Karl Nussbaum of Film Crash. Poor visibility.
Songs from Confessions of an aging adolescent / performed by Daniel Zippi.
Love songs for the S.S. [beginning] / performed by Michael Kaniecki, with members of Ridge Theater directed by Michael Sexton. The conclusion of this number is recorded at the end of reel 2.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4804
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5874 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Polish Americans
Performance art
Experimental films
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Content: No audio for the performances by Denise Dee, John Moran, and Ridge Theater.
Creation/production credits: Lighting, Lori A. Dawson.
Performers: Master of ceremonies: Michael Kaniecki.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, as part of the Winter Events, on March 20, 1990, by Video D Studios.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (152 min.) : sound, color
Poor visibility for the films by Scott Saunders, Matthew Harrison, and Karl Nussbaum.
Evening of music, films, and performance art. The final work, Michael Kaniecki's Love songs for the S.S., begins on reel 3 and is concluded on reel 2.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13987289
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 338d90b0-4b5d-0133-b0f1-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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  • 1990: Issued
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Michael Kaniecki's polka party" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/353f4930-4b5d-0133-63eb-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Michael Kaniecki's polka party" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/353f4930-4b5d-0133-63eb-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990). Michael Kaniecki's polka party Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/353f4930-4b5d-0133-63eb-60f81dd2b63c

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Michael Kaniecki's polka party