1992 Event of the Year: AmerimusicaAdditional title: NY ViewsAdditional title: National Dance Institute Moving Image ArchiveAdditional title: Amerimusica (Choreographic work : Weinstein)
NamesNational Dance Institute (U.S.) (Creator)Palmer, Karen (interviewee.)Macko, Linda (interviewee.)Leary, Carolyn F., 1941- (interviewee.)McSweeny, Paula (interviewee.)Abrams, Roz (host.)D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (creator.)Weinstein, Ellen (creator.)Weinstein, Ellen (director.)Amram, David (composer.)Amram, David (lyricist.)Amram, David (conductor.)Abrams, Murray (composer.)Caesar, Irving, 1895-1996 (composer.)Garland, Joe, 1903-1977 (composer.)Johnson, Jimmy (composer.)Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917 (composer.)Mack, Cecil, 1883-1944 (composer.)Muir, Lewis F., 1884-1950 (composer.)Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 (composer.)Matos Rodríguez, Gerardo Hernán, 1897-1948 (composer.)Rogers, Bill, 1938?- (composer.)Strauss, John, 1920-2011 (composer.)Strayhorn, Billy (composer.)Youmans, Vincent, 1898-1946 (composer.)Weinstein, Ellen (choreographer.)D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (choreographer.)Ehrlich, Adrienne (choreographer.)Foreman, Donlin (choreographer.)Gennaro, Peter (choreographer.)Klinger, Lori (choreographer.)Leone, Nick (choreographer.)Oppenheimer, Catherine (choreographer.)Santos, Tim (choreographer.)Scham, Jenny (choreographer.)Alexander, John, 1945- (artist.)Yount, Kenneth M (costume designer.)Hickey, John (lighting designer.)Grabowski, Bill (production personnel.)Lewis-Evans, Kecia (performer.)Foreman, Donlin (performer.)Merritt, Theresa (performer.)National Dance Institute (U.S.) (producer.)Maria Productions, Inc (producer.)No Name Gospel Singers (performer.)Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (New York, N.Y.) (dancer.)National Dance Institute (U.S.) (dancer.)
National Dance Institute Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1992Other Date: 1992.
Table of ContentsChildren First: Back to School Special (6 min.): Segment of longer program exploring the use of computer software to teach writing to elementary school students. Comments from teachers Karen Palmer and Linda Macko, school superintendent, Somerville, New Jersey, Carolyn Leary, and early childhood specialist Paula McSweeny. Host, Roz Abrams.National Dance Institute 1992 Event of the Year, Amerimusica (67 min.): Dance program celebrating the dance cultures of selected North and South American countries. In order, Guatemala (8 min.), Mexico (8 min.), Puerto Rico (2 min.), West Indies (3 min.), United States of America (40 min.), Brazil (6 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 4164
TopicsEducational technologyTeaching -- Aids and devicesDance -- GuatemalaDance -- MexicoDance -- Puerto RicoDance -- Caribbean AreaDance -- United StatesDance -- Brazil
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceMusicVideoFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by National Dance Institute.First 6 minutes of video is beginning of television special about children and education. The full program included a segment on National Dance Institute; however, that portion of the program was recorded over with the NDI 1992 Event of the Year.Creation/production credits: Conceived by Jacques d'Amboise, Ellen Weinstein; directed by Ellen Weinstein; original music and lyrics composed, orchestrated, and conducted by David Amram; select compositions by Murray Abrams, Irving Caesar, Joe Garland, Jimmy Johnson, Scott Joplin, Cecil Mack, Louis (i.e. Lewis) Muir, Cole Porter, G.H. Matos Rodriguez (i.e. Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodríguez), Bill Rogers, John Strauss, Billy Strayhorn, and Vincent Yeomans (i.e. Youmans); choreography by Ellen Weinstein with Jacques d'Amboise, Adrienne Ehrlich-Miller, Donlin Foreman, Peter Gennaro, Lori Klinger, Nick Leone, Catherine Oppenheimer, Tim Santos, and Jenny Scham; original artwork created by John Alexander; produced by Maria Productions, Inc/Maria Di Dia; costume designs by Kenneth M. Yount, assisted by Andrea Gibbs; lighting design by John Hickey; properties design by Bill Grabowski, assisted by Heidi Reneberg.Performers: Kecia Lewis-Evans, Donlin Foreman, Theresa Merritt, The No Name Gospel Singers, performers; dancers from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, National Dance Institute students from New York City and New Jersey schools, dancers.Venue: Recorded 1992 Brooklyn Academy of Music's Majestic Theater, Brooklyn, New York.System details: Streaming video.Acquisition: Gift; Jacques D'Amboise, 2012.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (77 min) : sound, color.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 924358129NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20815504Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 405e5970-a99c-0133-ddd2-60f81dd2b63c
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