Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Carmen De Lavallade [Wide shot]Additional title: M. KuetemeyerAdditional title: Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)Additional title: Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)Additional title: Sweet Bitter Love (Choreographic work : De Lavallade)
NamesDe Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- (Speaker)Hess, Susan (Speaker)Hess, Susan (Director)Hess, Susan (Honoree)Kuetemeyer, M. (Videographer)Painted Bride Art Center (Honoree)Painted Bride Art Center (Presenter)
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2000-10-29
Table of ContentsReel 1. Carmen De Lavallade [ends abruptly] (58 min.). |||| Reel 2. Carmen De Lavallade (conclusion) (22 min.) -- Conclusion with Sweet Bitter Love film (9 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1472
TopicsDe Lavallade, Carmen, 1931-Horton, Lester, 1906-1953Ailey, AlvinButler, John, 1920-1993Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dreamYale Repertory TheatreAdelphi UniversityLester Horton DancersMetropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)Ed Sullivan show (Television program)Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)Carmen Jones (Motion picture)Racism and the arts -- United StatesHip-hop dance
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesInterviews
NotesContent: Title taken from video introduction; additional title from original cassette label.Additional physical form: Same as *MGZIDF 1471, without introduction and tribute but more visible film footage.Content: Reel 1 (58 min.) ; Reel 2 (approximately 31 min.).Creation/production credits: Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance; videographer, M. Keutemeyer.Venue: Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2000 October 29.Acquisition: Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (89 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionIn Reel 1, Carmen De Lavallade discusses her childhood and when she started dancing at the Thomas Jefferson High School, in East Los Angeles, around 1948; story of Ronald Gaffney partnering her at a school assembly; studying and performing with Lester Horton; attending junior high and high school with Alvin Ailey; Alvin Ailey taking over Lester Horton's studio/theater after Horton's death; her experience dancing with Jack Cole in a movie; participating in the film Carmen Jones and performing in House of Flowers by Herbert Ross; shown Camera 3 film of Lester Horton Dancers in Sarong Paramaribo; performing with John Butler at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; dancing with her mentor and actress Mildred Dunnock in the John Bulter film, Touch of Loss; the film Porgy and Bess for the Gershwin Years TV program; joining and teaching at the Yale Repertory Theatre, and its performance of Midsummer Night's Dream; Yale drama students she worked with included Henry Winkler, Meryl Streep, and Sigourney Weaver; working with Sarah Caldwell in a German opera at the Boston Opera. Reel 2 begins with De Lavallade talking about getting acting work in Seattle as mother in Blood Wedding and at the Guthrie Theater with Peter Sellar's Hang on to me; experience being part of a bus tour; choreographing at the Metropolitan Opera; being head of the Dance Dept. for three years at Adelphi University; acting in several movies including John Sayle's Lone Star and Adam Sandler's Big Daddy; brief Question & Answer session with talk of the Carmen Jones film, her feelings about Hip Hop dance; her experiences with racism on the Ed Sullivan Show and being arrested for attending a racially mixed party.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 890478727NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20294792Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 399314f0-6457-0132-f67e-3c075448cc4b
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