Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Carmen De Lavallade [Wide shot]

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Title
Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Carmen De Lavallade [Wide shot]
Additional title: M. Kuetemeyer
Additional title: Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: Estilo de tù (Choreographic work : Horton)
Additional title: Sweet Bitter Love (Choreographic work : De Lavallade)
Names
De 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)
Collection

Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000-10-29
Table of Contents
Reel 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1472
Topics
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931-
Horton, Lester, 1906-1953
Ailey, Alvin
Butler, John, 1920-1993
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream
Yale Repertory Theatre
Adelphi University
Lester Horton Dancers
Metropolitan 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 States
Hip-hop dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Interviews
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (89 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
In 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 890478727
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20294792
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 399314f0-6457-0132-f67e-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Six American Dance Pioneers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/492a0980-6457-0132-4c78-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Six American Dance Pioneers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/492a0980-6457-0132-4c78-3c075448cc4b

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Six American Dance Pioneers