An American journey: the 53rd presidential inaugural gala as broadcast on CBS television, 1997-01-19Additional title: Three preludes (Choreographic work : Morris)Additional title: Star-spangled banner (Song)
NamesClinton, Bill, 1946- (Honoree)Clinton, Hillary Rodham (Honoree)Clinton, Chelsea (Honoree)Gore, Albert, 1948- (Honoree)Gore, Tipper, 1948- (Honoree)Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)Beechman, Laurie (Dancer)Bergen, Candice, 1946- (Presenter)Douglas, Michael, 1944- (Presenter)Estefan, Gloria (Singer)Franklin, Aretha (Singer)G., Kenny (Musician)Goldberg, Whoopi, 1950- (Presenter)Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- (Musician)Meyer, Edgar (Bassist) (Musician)Patty, Sandi, 1956- (Singer)Peters, Bernadette (Singer)Rogers, Kenny (Singer)Smits, Jimmy (Presenter)Taylor, James, 1948- (Singer)Wonder, Stevie (Singer)Yearwood, Trisha (Singer)Neuwirth, Bebe (Performer)Reinking, Ann (Performer)Grey, Joel, 1932- (Performer)Naughton, James, 1945- (Performer)Glover, Savion (Dancer)Wright, Jeffrey (Performer)Smith, Gary (Producer)Smith, Gary (Author)Hemion, Dwight (Producer)Shrum, Robert, 1943- (Author)Kirshner, Ricky (Production personnel)Fraser, Ian, 1933- (Musical director)Lagler, René (American designer, contemporary) (Production personnel)Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960 (Lyricist)Ebb, Fred (Lyricist)Morris, Mark, 1956- (Choreographer)Dave Matthews Band (Performer)Smith-Hemion Productions (Production company)1997 Presidential Inaugural Committee (U.S.) (Organizer)
Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1997-01-19Place: Washington, D.C.Publisher: Smith-Hemion Productions
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 114
TopicsDanceBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-Presidents -- United States -- InaugurationGershwin, George, 1898-1937. Preludes, piano (1926)O'Connor, Mark. Appalachia waltzRodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. Carousel. You'll never walk aloneKander, John. Chicago
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed danceMusicTelevision programsTelevised performancesMotion picturesDocumentary films
NotesContent: Program gaps are slots for commercials.Creation/production credits: Produced by Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion; written by Bob Shrum and Gary Smith; executive in charge of production, Ricky Kirshner; musical director, Ian Fraser; production design, René Lagler; Mikhail Baryshnikov, Savion Glover, dancers; Laurie Beechman, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Sandi Patty, Bernadette Peters, Kenny Rogers, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Trisha Yearwood, singers; Kenny G, Yo-Yo Ma, Dave Matthews Band, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor, musicians; Jeffrey Wright, Bebe Neuwirth, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, James Naughton, the casts of "Chicago" and "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, performers; Candice Bergen, Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Smits, presenters; The Presidential Inaugural Committee 1997, organizers; a Smith-Hemion Production.Venue: Broadcast 1997 January 19 Washington, D.C.Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (92 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionA broadcast of the 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala honoring President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and their families at the beginning of their second term. The production's theme, "An American Journey", is advanced by connecting performers and performances with the history of immigration to America. Also, there are "Inaugural Moments": brief segments on historic presidential inaugurations. Highlights include: Sandi Patty performing "The Star Spangled Banner"; Mikhail Baryshnikov in Mark Morris' "Three Preludes", with music by George Gershwin; Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor, and Edgar Meyer performing O'Connor's "Appalachia Waltz"; Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, and James Naughton singing selections from John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Chicago"; and Laurie Beechman singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's "Carousel".
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 893619227NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20318479Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5fddf600-6452-0132-6986-3c075448cc4b
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