On being black: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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On being black: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Additional title: Black belt (Choreographic work : Beatty)
Additional title: Revelations (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Jamison, Judith (Dancer)
Williams, Dudley, 1938- (Dancer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Beatty, Talley (Choreographer)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Composer)
Burbridge, Edward (Costume designer)
Harper, Ves (Costume designer)
Browning, Kirk, 1921-2008 (Director)
James, Luther (Producer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Performer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1969
Table of Contents
The black belt. Choreography: Talley Beatty. Music: Duke Ellington with Joya Sherill, Arthur Conley and the Gospel Hummingbirds (A tone parallel to Harlem: Black, brown and beige). Costumes: Edward Burbridge. -- Revelations. Choreography: Alvin Ailey. Music: Howard Roberts Chorale with Brother John Sellers, and Inez Matthews, Leon Bibb, Ella Johnson, Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Decormier. Costumes: Ves Harper.
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8084
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-344 (former)
Televised dance
Televised performances
Creation/production credits: Producer: Luther James. Director: Kirk Browning. Choreography: Alvin Ailey and Talley Beatty. Performed by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Renee Rose, John Medeiros, Sylvia Waters, Danny Strayhorn, Linda Kent, Harvey Cohen, Alma Robinson, George Faison, Michele Murray, Consuelo Atlas, Kelvin Rotardier, Dudley Williams, and Judith Jamison.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Venue: Telecast on WGBH-TV's On being black series in May 1969, Boston.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (60 min.) : sound, color ; 2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847011145-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160210
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 486f11a0-86ab-0135-063d-43dbe0152a9a
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  • 1969: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "On being black" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3a8c025c-1caa-4549-bd6f-5b2e419a768a

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "On being black" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3a8c025c-1caa-4549-bd6f-5b2e419a768a

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969). On being black Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3a8c025c-1caa-4549-bd6f-5b2e419a768a

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On being black