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Complexions--A Concept in Dance

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Complexions--A Concept in Dance
Additional title: Gravel (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Global warming (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Diction (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Cake (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Grapes of wrath (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Rhoden, Dwight (Choreographer)
Richardson, Desmond (Director)
Richardson, Desmond (Dancer)
Diaz, Alicia (Dancer)
Lizalde, Ricky (Costume designer)
Morinoue, Miho (Dancer)
Mullis, Deanna (Dancer)
Polston, Jeffrey (Dancer)
Rigert, Rebecca (Dancer)
Scott, Antonio Carlos (Composer)
White, Sarah (Dancer)
Williams, Sheri (Dancer)
Salomons, Ruthlyn (Dancer)
Suárez, Adriana (Dancer)
Stapleton, Leonora (Dancer)
Allen, Sarita (Dancer)
Gates, Jodie (Dancer)
Lynch, Aubrey (Author)
Joo, Jae Man (Dancer)
Johnson, Christina (Dancer)
Morrison, Aldawna (Dancer)
Wakamatsu, Tomoko (Dancer)
Hamilton, Philip (Singer)
Herst, Betsy (Lighting designer)
Toliver, Tricia (Lighting designer)
Metheny, Pat (Composer)
Weber, Mark (Composer)
Galindo, Cesar (Costume designer)
Woods, Collier (Lighting designer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Holub, Jenny (Videographer)
Ward, Penny (Videographer)
Complexions (Dance company) (Performer)
Art of Noise (Musical group) (Composer)
Joyce Theater Foundation (Presenter)
Joyce Theater (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
Rhoden, Dwight (Dancer)
Rhoden, Dwight (Director)
Rhoden, Dwight (Lighting designer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1997-01-10
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Gravel (ca. 15 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Epperson ; lighting, Betsy Herst ; danced by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. |||| Fractal boundaries (excerpt from Global warming) (ca. 10 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Ricky Lizalde ; lighting, Dwight Rhoden and Tricia Tolliver ; danced by Alicia Diaz, Ricky Lizalde, Miho Morinoue, Deanna Mullis, Jeffrey Polston, Desmond Richardson, Rebecca Rigert, Antonio Carlos Scott, Sarah White, and Sheri Williams. |||| Diction (ca. 16 min.) / music, Art of Noise, Falco, Pat Metheny, and Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Ricky Lizalde ; danced by Miho Morinoue, Jeffrey Polston, Desmond Richardson, Ruthlyn Salomons, Antonio Carlos Scott, and Sheri Williams. |||| Reel 2. Cake (ca. 44 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott, Future Sound of London, and Mark Weber ; vocalist, Phillip Hamilton ; text, Aubrey Lynch and Dwight Rhoden ; American Sign Language translation, Aubrey Lynch ; costumes, Cesar Galindo ; lighting, Betsy Herst ; performed in five sections: 1, The ultimate, danced by Adrianna Suarez and Desmond Richardson ; 2, Countertop, danced by the Company: Sarita Allen, Alicia Diaz, Jodie Gates, Ricky Lizalde, Aubrey Lynch, Jae Man Joo, Christina Johnson, Miho Morinoue, Aldawna Morrison, Deanna Mullis, Jeffrey Polston, Ruthlyn Salomons, Antonio Carlos Scott, Andre Tyson, Tomoko Wakamatsu, Sarah White, and Sheri Williams ; 3, Mixing bowl, danced by the Company ; 4, Batter, danced by Leonora Stapleton, Aldawna Morrison, Sarah White, Ricky Lizalde, Alicia Diaz, and Jae Man Joo ; 5, Pour, bake, serve, danced by Andre Tyson, Christina Johnson, Antonio Carlos Scott, Desmond Richardson, and the Company. |||| Reverance: Ave Maria (excerpt from The grapes of wrath) (ca. 7 min.) / music, traditional ; costumes, Lamour ; original lighting design, Collier Woods, recreated by Betsy Herst ; danced by Christina Johnson and Donald Williams.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2401
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5267 (former)
Altogether Different (Festival)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: presented by the Joyce Theater Foundation, inc. in the series Altogether Different ; artistic directors, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson ; choreography, Dwight Rhoden.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Complexions--A Concept in Dance, the Joyce Theater, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Performers: Danced by Complexions--A Concept in Dance.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, on January 10, 1997 ; video director, Johannes Holub ; camera, Jenny Holub and Penny Ward.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (95 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12953657
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d6ca9d50-8b65-0135-b004-2758b9a226c2
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Complexions--A Concept in Dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997.

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Complexions--A Concept in Dance