Working with Ulysses Dove, Ethan Brown, Parrish Maynard
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Brown, Ethan (Interviewee)Maynard, Parrish (Interviewee)Ipiotis, Celia (Interviewer)Bush, Jeffrey C. (Associated name)Barrera, Juan (Videographer)Arts Resources in Collaboration (Associated name)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Sathya Production Services (Firm) (Videographer)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1996-06-18
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2382
TopicsDove, UlyssesAmerican Ballet TheatreSerious pleasures (Choreographic work : Dove)Choreographers -- United States
NotesContent: Recording made possible by the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library in cooperation with Arts Resources in Collaboration Inc., Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush.Content: Unedited footage.Creation/production credits: Camera, Juan Barrera ; audio, Molly McBride.Venue: Videotaped in New York on June 18, 1996, by Sathya Production Services.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (31 min., 10 sec.) : sound, color ;3/4 in,
DescriptionEthan Brown and Parrish Maynard, dancers with American Ballet Theatre, recall how Ulysses Dove created the ballet Serious pleasures for the company. They describe the technical and expressional demands he made upon the dancers, citing in particular the choreography's athleticism and frank sexual content. They also note the difficulty of coping with the elaborate set, which included nine doors, through which the dancers had to make numerous entrances and exits. Both Maynard, who danced a leading role in the ballet, and Brown describe how Dove's emphasis on human qualities helped them broaden their expressional range as dancers.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F366NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12541682Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4d3f43e0-8664-0138-1f35-2985331ef6b7
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