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Artists of the dance
Jones, Doris (Narrator)
Haywood, Claire (Narrator)
Fortune, Sandra (Dancer)
Tiranoff, Louise (Producer)
Capitol Ballet Company (Washington, D.C.) (Performer)
Jones-Haywood School of Ballet (Washington, D.C.) (Performer)
Tiranoff, Louise (Director)
Tiranoff, Louise (Videographer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1975
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7594
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5079 (former)
Ballet dancing for children -- Study and teaching
Dance for children -- Study and teaching
Tap dancing
Jazz dance
Child dancers
Dance, Black -- United States
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: presented by Louise Tiranoff Productions ; produced by WRC-TV Community Affairs ; directed and photographed by Louise Tiranoff ; executive producer, Mary Catherine Kilday.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Documentary on the Capitol Ballet Company of Washington, D.C., and its fountainhead, the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet, narrated by their founders, Doris Jones and Claire Haywood. Rehearsal and performance excerpts from ballet, tap, and jazz dance works presented by children and young adults at a recital at Washington's Lisner Auditorium are interspersed with scenes of classes and studio rehearsals. Sandra Fortune, a rising young dancer trained by the School, is seen in excerpts from the Black swan pas de deux. Jones and Haywood discuss how racism has affected their careers and the operations of their school and company.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13242846
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89ead9c0-8420-0135-c616-37de76d5aca1
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Item timeline of events

  • 1975: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Artists of the dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Artists of the dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 1, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Artists of the dance Retrieved from

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Artists of the dance