Event of the Year 2003: Never Doubt Imagination

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Event of the Year 2003: Never Doubt Imagination
Additional title: National Dance Institute Moving Image Archive
Additional title: Grandpa's funeral (Choreographic work)
Additional title: When the saints go marching in (Choreographic work : Weinstein)
Additional title: On the pulse of the morning (Choreographic work : Straus)
Additional title: Shall we dance (Choreographic work : C. d'Amboise)
Additional title: Sam I am (Choreographic work : Straus)
Additional title: Free rides of the planets (Choreographic work : d'Amboise)
Additional title: Country mouse, town mouse (Choreographic work : Harris)
Additional title: Fabulous feet (Choreographic work : Avalon)
Additional title: Hidden/found (Choreographic work : Straus)
Additional title: Namaste (Choreographic work : Klinger and Lunn)
Additional title: It's freedom (Choreographic work : Renha)
National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Creator)
Straus, Tracy (Director)
Straus, Tracy (Choreographer)
Angelou, Maya (Author)
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015 (Author)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Author)
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1846-1919 (Lyricist)
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 (Author)
Lorick, Robert (Author)
Geisel, Theodor Seuss, 1904-1991 (Author)
Amram, David (Composer)
Bowers, Kevin (Composer)
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (Composer)
Cotton, Emma (Composer)
Tan, Dun, 1957- (Composer)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Composer)
Korman, Jerome (Composer)
Korman, Jerome (Arranger)
Korman, Jerome (Conductor)
Kreiger, Henry D (Composer)
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 (Composer)
Strayhorn, Billy (Composer)
D'Amboise, Christopher (Choreographer)
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Choreographer)
Avalon, Robyn (Choreographer)
Harris, Thecla (Choreographer)
Klinger, Lori (Choreographer)
Lunn, Kitty (Choreographer)
Renha, Rita (Choreographer)
Weinstein, Ellen (Calligrapher)
Myers, Don (Stage manager)
Helpern, Lauren (Set designer)
Kaufmann, Kathy (Lighting designer)
Hart, Karen Lee (Costume designer)
Burbank, Scott (Videographer)
Wyse, Jamal (Dancer)
Arnold, Bailey (Dancer)
Brown, Darian (Dancer)
Johnson, Bianca (Dancer)
Pringle, Neptune, III (Dancer)
Romo, Ansoni (Dancer)
Seidel, Talia (Dancer)
Williams, Syretta (Dancer)
Wong, Grace (Dancer)
Maisonrouge, Max (Dancer)
McKay, Andrew (Dancer)
Korman, Jerome (Musician)
Levant, Paul (Musician)
Harrison, Tim (Musician)
Alexiev, Grisha (Musician)
Hubbard, Tom (Musician)
Harold, Diana (Musician)
Bashkov, Jack (Musician)
Zollar, James (Musician)
Hopkins, Stanley (Singer)
Larsen, Liz (Singer)
National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Author)
National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Dancer)

National Dance Institute Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003
Place: New York, NY.
Table of Contents
Opening (2 min.) |||| Grandpa's Funeral - New Orleans (2 min.): Celebration Team featuring Jamal Wyse; music, St. James Infirmary, Battle Hymn of the Republic. |||| Namaste (4 min.): PS 199 dancers; music, "Blue Pepper" from "Far East Suite" (1964) by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn; choreography by Lori Klinger and Kitty Lunn. |||| It's Freedom (6 min.): Celebration Team; music, Duke Ellington; choreography, Rita Renha. |||| Finale: Never Doubt Imagination (6 min.): Entire cast; music and lyrics, NDI SWAT and Celebration Teams with Jerome Korman; choreography, Tracy Straus. |||| Credits (3 min.) |||| When the Saints Go Marching In (3 min.): Celebration Team; music and lyrics by Emma Cotton; arranged by Jerome Korman; choreography by Ellen Weinstein. |||| On the Pulse of Morning (6 min.): Celebration Team; poem by Maya Angelou; music, Deep River, Down the Riverside; choreography, Tracy Straus. |||| Shall We Dance (7 min.): Celebration Team; music by Richard Rodgers as arranged by Neal Kirkwood; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, choreography, Christopher d'Amboise. |||| Sam I Am (4 min.): SWAT Team; music by Kevin Bowers as arranged by Jerome Korman; poem, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss; conceived by Robyn Avalon and Tracy Straus, choreography by Tracy Straus. |||| Free Rides of the Planets (5 min.): Celebration Team; music by David Amram; poem by E.L. Doctorow; choreography, Jacques d'Amboise. |||| Country Mouse, Town Mouse (10 min.): SWAT Team; inspired by Aesop's Fable; music by Aaron Copeland; choreography by Thecla Harris. |||| Fabulous Feet (6 min.): Celebration Team; lyrics by Robert Lorick; music by Henry D. Kreiger; choreography by Robyn Avalon. |||| Hidden/Found (5 min.): Alumni dancers, Bailey Arnold, Darian Brown, Bianca Johnson, Max Maisonrouge, Andrew McKay, Neptune Pringle III, Ansoni Romo, Talia Seidel, Syretta Williams, Grace Wong; music from the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" written by Tan Dun; choreography, Tracy Straus.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4297
Aesop's fables
Dance for children
Dance in education
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Conceived and directed by Tracy Straus; executive producer, Maria Di Dia, Maria Productions, Inc.; inspired by literature from Aesop, Maya Angelou, Confucius, E.L. Doctorow, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Lorick, Dr. Seuss and NDI's SWAT and Celebration Teams; music by David Amram, Kevin Bowers, Aaron Copeland, Emma Cotton, Tan Dun, Duke Ellington, Jerome Korman, Henry D. Kreiger, Richard Rodgers, Billy Strayhorn; choreography by Christopher d'Amboise, Jacques d'Amboise, Robyn Avalon, Thecla Harris, Lori Klinger, Kitty Lunn, Rita Renha, Tracy Straus, Ellen Weinstein; composer and conductor, J. Korman; music director, David Marck; production manager, Sam Ellis; production coordinator, Rosemary Carey; stage manager, Don Myers; scenic design, Lauren Helpern; lighting designer, Kathy Kaufmann; costumes designed by Karen Lee Hart; video production, Scott Burbank, Aztec Video Production, LLC.
Performers: Starring NDI's SWAT & Celebration Teams, Alumni dancers, First Team w/ special guest appearance from our P.S. 199 dancers; Event of the Year 2003 Orchestra: Jerome Korman, conductor and keyboards; Paul Levant, guitar; Tim Harrison, piano and keyboards; Grisha Alexiev, drums; Tom Hubbard, bass; Diana Herold, percussion; Jack Bashkov, reeds; James Zollar, trumpet; Stanley Hopkins, Liz Larsen, singers.
Acquisition: Gift; Jacques D'Amboise, 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (69 min) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 933564140
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20867855
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 40b4f5d0-a9cf-0133-327a-60f81dd2b63c
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Event of the Year 2003