José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration

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Title
José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration
Names
Owen, Norton (Speaker)
Koner, Pauline (Speaker)
Stodelle, Ernestine (Speaker)
Maxwell, Carla (Speaker)
Collection

General Audio Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1997-01-09
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Topics
Koner, Pauline
Limón, José
Maxwell, Carla
Watt, Nina
Ide, Letitia
José Limón Dance Company
Story of mankind (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Genres
Lectures
Music
Notes
Content: José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration, with speakers Norton Owen, Pauline Koner, Ernestine Stodelle, and Carla Maxwell, on January 9, 1997, at The New York Public Library in New York City. Sections of the recording consist of ambient noise (in the case of a silent film excerpt that is screened), the soundtrack to an additional film that is screened, and the musical accompaniment to a live dance performance.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for the New York Public Library? January 9, 1997 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 DAT audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 9 min.) : polyester; two-track, .3209 ips.
Sound quality is good.
Description
Streaming file (approximately one hour and nine minutes). Norton Owen, Director of the José Limón Dance Foundation, reads aloud at a gathering held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the José Limón Dance Company, the text of a proclamation from Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, outlining the career of José Limón and declaring the day [January 9, 1997] "José Limón Dance Company 50th Anniversary Day in New York City;" speaks about the program at the Company's debut performance, at the Belasco Theater; introduces guest speakers Pauline Koner and Ernestine Stodelle, and screens a short, silent film of a segment of Doris Humphrey's The story of mankind [during the screening, only ambient noise can be heard]; Pauline Koner speaks about The story of mankind, including its being the occasion of her dancing for the first time with Limón; describes the scenario of each sequence, including the costumes, designed by Pauline Lawrence, and the possible interpretations of the work; Ernestine Stodelle speaks about José Limón including her first impressions of him; Limón as a person and as an artist; Limón's forming of the Little Group with Stodelle, Letitia Ide, and Eleanor King; Humphrey's and Charles Weidman's support of the Group; Humphrey's and Limón's co-founding of the José Limón Dance Company; her admiration for Ide in the role of Destiny in Humphrey's Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías; the idealism and imagination of José Limón and his associates, Humphrey, Weidman, and Lawrence [from approximately 38:30 minutes into the streaming file to approximately 54:40 minutes, the recording consists of ambient noise and the soundtrack to the film of Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías]; Carla Maxwell, the artistic director of the José Limón Dance Company, speaks, in general terms, about the company's past and future and introduces the dancer Nina Watt, who is to perform Limón's Chaconne [the final approximate 10 minutes of the recording consists of the musical accompaniment to Nina Watt's performance of Chaconne].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913835728
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20731614
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7c4ee7d0-b8ec-0133-ae36-60f81dd2b63c
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/80253d90-b8ec-0133-dd89-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 14, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/80253d90-b8ec-0133-dd89-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1997). José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/80253d90-b8ec-0133-dd89-60f81dd2b63c

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José Limón Dance Company's 50th Anniversary celebration