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White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward performance, unknown date, 2000

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White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward performance, unknown date, 2000
Additional title: Scramble (Choreographic work : Forti)
Additional title: For the love of rehearsal (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Additional title: Satisfyin lover (Choreographic work : Paxton)
Additional title: Carnation (Choreographic work : Childs)
Additional title: Exit (Choreographic work : Hay)
Additional title: Chair/pillow (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Narrator)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Aedo, Raquel (Dancer)
Coates, Emily (Dancer)
LeBlanc, Rosalynde (Dancer)
Lomeka, Michael (Dancer)
Phuon, Emmanuèle (Dancer)
Forti, Simone (Choreographer)
Forti, Simone (Interviewee)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Director)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Interviewee)
Paxton, Steve (Choreographer)
Paxton, Steve (Interviewee)
Childs, Lucinda (Choreographer)
Childs, Lucinda (Interviewee)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Choreographer)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Interviewee)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Choreographer)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Interviewee)
Dickert, Les (Lighting designer)
Turner, Tina (Performer)
Atlas, Charles (Film director)
White Oak Dance Project (Dancer)
Ike and Tina Turner Revue (Performer)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000
Table of Contents
Scramble (Simone Forti, choreographer) -- For the Love of Rehearsal (David Gordon, choreographer; Johann Sebastian Bach, composer) -- Satisfyin Lover (Steve Paxton, choreographer) -- Carnation (Lucinda Childs, choreographer) -- Exit (Deborah Hay, choreographer; Samuel Barber, composer) -- Chair/Pillow (Yvonne Rainer, choreographer; Les Dickert, lighting designer; Tina Turner, performer)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 182
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
White Oak Dance Project
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Suites, cello, BWV 1007-1012;
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 1, op. 11, B minor. Adagio
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Title transcribed from videocassette label.
Content: Date approximated from earliest performances.
Content: Recording of Part A.
Creation/production credits: Simone Forti, David Gordon, Steve Paxton, Lucinda Childs, Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, choreographers; Les Dickert, lighting designer; Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, composers; Tina Turner, performer; Charles Atlas, filmmaker; David Gordon, director.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (70 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and White Oak Dance Project perform Past Forward, a retrospective and celebration of Judson Dance. Live dance works alternate with video sequences, created by Charles Atlas and narrated by Baryshnikov. The video depicts a brief history of the Judson via stills and interviews, then each live work is bracketed with a quick decription from its choreographer. Public participation is part of the program: local dancers and community members take part in several works. This appears to be Part A of the two-part program. The recording begins with the videographer(s) discussing camera functions; the discussion picks up later on. Usually, David Gordon's "Chair" follows the introductory video; unusually, the work is cut out completely after the initial title slide and musical cue. Similarly, Yvonne Rainer's interview prior to "Chair/Pillow" is cut. Visual quality is poor, with audio channels occasionally cutting out. The audience is quite responsive, particularly during Emily Coates performance in "Carnation".
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20198228
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6b475c50-e85e-0131-ce1f-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak Dance Project" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak Dance Project" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 22, 2021.

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White Oak Dance Project