Christopher Closeup: Jacques D'Amboise #H-637

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Christopher Closeup: Jacques D'Amboise #H-637
Additional title: 10 Promo #H-637
Additional title: National Dance Institute Moving Image Archive
National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Creator)
Catoir, John T (Host)
Catoir, John T (Interviewer)
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Interviewee)
Blake, Edward (Speaker)
Hoesten, Raymond J (Television director)
Lopez, Frank (Set designer)
Tabachnick, Ken (Lighting designer)
Clancy, John (Irish architect, contemporary) (Sound designer)
Maletich, Paul (Videographer)
Christopher Productions (Presenter)
National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Presenter)
National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Performer)

National Dance Institute Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2002
Table of Contents
Promo introduction -- Interview with introduction by Ed Blake.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3823
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-
National Dance Institute (U.S.)
Dance for children -- New York (State) -- New York
Performing arts and children -- New York (State) -- New York
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: directed by Raymond J. Hoesten ; A Christopher Production.
Content: Title from original videocassette label.
Content: Dance clips include: Making Peanut Butter from Sesame Street with National Dance Institute dancers, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (MGM 1954), and National Dance Institute performance of We Real Cool.
Content: Show #519.
Creation/production credits: Set designer, Frank Lopez ; lighting designer, Ken Tabachnick ; technical director, Frank D'Acunto ; audio, John Clancy ; video, Paul Maletich.
Venue: Videotaped during interview at Television Studio, New York, N.Y., 2002.
Acquisition: Gift; Jacques D'Amboise ; 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Jacques D'Amboise discusses his National Dance Institute (NDI); learning about excellence; how dance and the arts transformed him as a child; how children react to NDI; D'Amboise's background as a dancer; being a dancer, choreographer, and teacher; his family; how schools should do more in the Fine Arts; his final thoughts include living in the present and that you should always do your best; concludes with a summary and bible passage from Rev. John Catoir.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 906581218
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20593210
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6e3593c0-4aa7-0133-6c54-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Christopher Closeup" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2002.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Christopher Closeup" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 13, 2024.

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