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Title
Dancing for Life
Additional title: Magnetic (Choreographic work : Dean)
Additional title: Kettentanz (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Additional title: Fabrications (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Divertimento no. 15 (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Embraced waltzes (Choreographic work : Feld)
Additional title: Marble halls (Choreographic work : Morris)
Additional title: Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Esplanade (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Acts of light (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Love songs (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Additional title: Concerto six twenty-two (Choreographic work : Lubovitch)
Additional title: Drink to me only with thine eyes (Choreographic work : Morris)
Additional title: Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Names
Robbins, Jerome (Artistic director)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Speaker)
Sorrin, Ellen (Producer)
Stanley, Mark (Lighting designer)
Dean, Laura, 1945- (Choreographer)
Arpino, Gerald (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Feld, Eliot (Choreographer)
Morris, Mark, 1956- (Choreographer)
Taylor, Paul, 1930- (Choreographer)
Graham, Martha (Choreographer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Tharp, Twyla (Choreographer)
Lubovitch, Lar, 1943- (Choreographer)
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians (Performer)
Joffrey Ballet (Performer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Performer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
Feld Ballet (Performer)
Mark Morris Dance Group (Performer)
Dance Theatre of Harlem (Performer)
Paul Taylor Dance Company (Performer)
Martha Graham Dance Company (Performer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Performer)
Twyla Tharp Dance (Performer)
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (Performer)
American Ballet Theatre (Performer)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Collection

Jerome Robbins Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-10-05
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Act I (65 min.): Introduction (4 min.) ; Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians: Magnetic (Excerpts, 1986) (9 min.) ; The Joffrey Ballet: Kettentanz (6 min.) ; Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Fabrications (1987) (10 min.) ; Feld Ballet: Embraced Waltzes (The Last Dance section) (1987) (11 min.) ; Dancing to Bach: 1st Movement - Mark Morris Dance Group: Marble Halls (First Movement) (6 min.) ; Dancing to Bach: 2nd Movement - Dance Theatre of Harlem: Concerto Barocco (Second Movement) (8 min.) ; Dancing to Bach: 3rd Movement - The Paul Taylor Dance Company: Esplanade (Last Movement) (1975) (6 min.) || Reel 2. Act II (approximately 73 min.): Martha Graham Dance Company: Acts of Light (Ritual to the Sun section) (1981) (14 min.) ; The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: A Song for You (from Love Songs) (6 min.) ; Twyla Tharp Dance: Eight Jelly Rolls (excerpts) (6 min.) ; Dancing to Mozart: Part I - New York City Ballet: Divertimento No. 15 (Theme and Variations section) (9 min.) ; Dancing to Mozart: Part II - Lar Lubovitch Dance Company: Concerto Six Twenty-Two (Adagio section) (1986) (9 min.) ; American Ballet Theater: Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (preview, full work to be premiered during American Ballet Theatre's 1988 Metropolitan Opera House season) (15 min.) ; Finale. Symphony in C (Fourth Movement) (10 min.) ; Final bows (5 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2612
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Notes
Content: Title from opening credits and house program. Opening credits on streaming video are taken from the house program; order of performance changed and is reflected in the content notes of this catalog record.
The recording of this event was made possible by the assistance of Dancing for Life, Inc., Jerome Robbins, Ellen Sorrin, Dancing for Life Orchestra, and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, N.Y. 1987 October 5.
Biographical/historical: Dancing for Life, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization formed on behalf of members of the New York dance community concerned about AIDS.
Creation/production credits: Introduction (4 min.) / by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Creation/production credits: Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians: Magnetic (Excerpts, 1986) (9 min.) / choreography and music by Laura Dean ; original lighting by Craig Miller ; costume design by Laura Dean ; sound design by Richard L. Sirois ; musicians, Zeena Parkins, Eleanor Sandresky ; dancers, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians (artistic director, Laura Dean): Kristin Jackson, Elizabeth Maxwell, Peter Smith, Amy Chavasse-Dupree, Cathy Hazeltine, Kathleen Massot, Elizabeth Rauers-Newkirk, Erroll Simpson, Anne Wennerstrand.
Creation/production credits: The Joffrey Ballet: Kettentanz (6 min.) / choreography by Gerald Arpino ; costumes by Joe Eula ; original lighting by Thomas Skelton ; music by Johann Strauss, Sr. (Erste Kettenbrücke Walzer) ; conducted by Jonathan McPhee ; dancers, The Joffrey Ballet (artistic director, Robert Joffrey): Dawn Caccamo, Glenn Edgerton.
Creation/production credits: Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Fabrications (1987) (10 min.) / choreography by Merce Cunningham ; music by Emanual de Melo Pimenta (Short Waves, 1985) ; musician, David Meschter ; design and original lighting, Dove Bradshaw ; dancers, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (artistic director, Merce Cunningham): Helen Barrow, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Carol Teitelbaum.
Creation/production credits: Feld Ballet: Embraced Waltzes (The Last Dance section) (1987) (11 min.)/ choreography by Eliot Feld ; music by Frederic Chopin (Barcarolle, Op. 60) ; costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge ; original lighting by Allen Lee Hughes ; pianist, Peter Longiaru ; dancers, Feld Ballet (artistic director, Eliot Feld): Lynn Aaron and Jeffrey Neeck, Judith Denman and Thomas Lemanski, Geralyn Delcorso and Paul Vitali, Buffy Miller and Eric Voetberg.
Creation/production credits: Dancing to Bach: 1st Movement - Mark Morris Dance Group: Marble Halls (First Movement) (6 min.) / choreography by Mark Morris ; music by J.S. Bach (Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C Minor) ; original lighting by Phil Sandström ; conducted by Robert Irving ; dancers, Mark Morris Dance Group (artistic director, Mark Morris): Ruth Davidson, Tina Fehlandt, Susan Hadley, Penny Hutchinson, David Landis, Jon Mensinger, Donald Mouton, Keith Sabado, Pier Voulkos, Teri Weksler.
Creation/production credits: Dancing to Bach: 2nd Movement - Dance Theatre of Harlem: Concerto Barocco (Second Movement) (8 min.) / choreography by George Balanchine ; music by J.S. Bach (Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins) ; costumes by Zelda Wynn ; original lighting by Clarke W. Thornton ; conducted by Milton Rosenstock ; dancers, Dance Theatre of Harlem (artistic director, Arthur Mitchell): Christina Johnson, Lowell Smith, Charmaine Hunter with Endalyn Taylor, Carol Crawford, Karen Henry, Melanie Person, Linda Swayze, Adelaide Mallette, Sharon Bogan, Nicolette Marshall.
Creation/production credits: Dancing to Bach: 3rd Movement - The Paul Taylor Dance Company: Esplanade (Last Movement) (1975) (6 min.) / choreography by Paul Taylor ; music by J.S. Bach (Concerti in E Major and D Minor (Allegro)) ; costumes by John Rawlings ; original lighting by Jennifer Tipton ; conducted by Donald York ; dancers, Paul Taylor Dance Company (artistic director, Paul Taylor): Linda Kent, Christopher Gillis, Cathy McCann, Kenneth Tosti, Kate Johnson, Sandra Stone, Mary Cochran, Joao Mauricio.
Creation/production credits: Martha Graham Dance Company: Acts of Light (Ritual to the Sun section) (1981) (14 min.) / choreography by Martha Graham ; music by Carl Nielsen (Helios Overture) ; costumes by Halston ; original lighting by Beverly Emmons ; conducted by Jonathan McPhee ; dancers, Martha Graham Dance Company (artistic director, Martha Graham): Judith Garay, George White, Jr. with Camille Brown, Lyndon Branaugh, Kathy Buccellato, Mario Camacho, Debra Kantor, Christopher Dolder, Theresa Moldonado, Floyd Flynn, Miki Orihara, Julian Littleford, Maxime Sherman, Steve Rooks, Kim Stroud, Kenneth Topping, Denise Vale.
Creation/production credits: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: A Song for You (from Love Songs) (6 min.) / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; costume by Ursala Reed ; original lighting by Shirley Prendergast ; music and lyrics by Leon Russell (A Song for You) ; sung by Donny Hathaway ; dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (artistic director, Alvin Ailey): Dudley Williams.
Creation/production credits: Twyla Tharp Dance: Eight Jelly Rolls (excerpts) (6 min.) / choreography by Twyla Tharp ; costumes designed by Kermit Love ; original lighting by Jennifer Tipton ; music by Charles Luke, arranged by Jelly Roll Morton (Smoke House Blues) ; Jelly Roll Morton (If Someone Would Love Me) ; dancers, Twyla Tharp Dance (artistic director, Twyla Tharp): Twyla Tharp with Shelly Washington, Jennifer Way, Amy Spencer, Stephanie Foster, Ellen Troy, Elaine Kudo (Smoke House Blues) ; Twyla Tharp, Shelley Washington, Jennifer Way, Amy Spencer, Stephanie Foster, Ellen Troy, Elaine Kudo (If Someone Would Love Me).
Creation/production credits: Dancing to Mozart: Part I - New York City Ballet: Divertimento No. 15 (Theme and Variations section) (9 min.) / choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K.V. 287) ; costumes by Karinska ; original lighting by Ronald Bates ; conducted by Robert Irving ; dancers, New York City Ballet (ballet master in chief: Peter Martins, Jerome Robbins): Victor Castelli, Peter Frame (Theme) ; Darci Kistler (First Variation) ; Maria Calegari (Second Variation) ; Stephanie Saland (Third Variation) ; Heather Watts (Fourth Variation) ; Adam Luders (Fifth Variation) ; Kyra Nichols (Sixth Variation).
Creation/production credits: Dancing to Mozart: Part II - Lar Lubovitch Dance Company: Concerto Six Twenty-Two (Adagio section) (1986) (9 min.) / choreography by Lar Lubovitch ; original lighting by Craig Miller ; music by W.A. Mozart (Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. #622) ; conducted by Ransom Wilson ; clarinet soloist, Todd Levy ; dancers, Sylvian Lafortune, Rick Michalek.
Creation/production credits: American Ballet Theater: Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (preview, full work to be premiered during American Ballet Theatre's 1988 Metropolitan Opera House season) (15 min.) / choreography by Mark Morris ; music by Virgil Thomson ; pianist, Michael Boriskin ; dancers, American Ballet Theatre (artistic director, Mikhail Baryshnikov): Leslie Browne, Kathleen Moore, Martine van Hamel, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Julio Bocca, Robert Hill with Christine Dunham, Lucitte Katerndahl, Robert Wallace, Ross Yearsley.
Creation/production credits: Finale. Symphony in C (Fourth Movement) (10 min.) / choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Georges Bizet ; costumes by Karinska ; original lighting by Ronald Bates ; conducted by Robert Irving ; dancers, Susan Jaffe and Ricardo Bustamante (American Ballet Theatre) with Roma Sosenko, Espen Giljane, Margo Krody, Bruce Padgett, Stacey Calvert, Elizabeth Irwin, Heather Jurgensen, Romy Karz, Andrea Long, Catherine Ryan, Shawn Stevens, Kathleen Tracey (New York City Ballet) ; Leslie Carothers and Ashley Wheater (The Joffrey Ballet) with Leslie Roy, Paul Boos, Alexia Hess, Patrick Hinson, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Linda Homek, Julie Michael, Sabrina Pillars, Teresa Reyes, Simone Schumacher, Deborah Wingert (New York City Ballet) ; Merrill Ashley and Jock Soto (New York City Ballet) with Marisa Cerveris, Runsheng Ying, Zippara Karz, Paul Frame, Kelly Cass, Yvonne Borree, Rebecca Metzger, Rita Norona, Margaret Tracey (New York City Ballet) ; Virginia Johnson and Donald Williams (Dance Theatre of Harlem) with Carole Divet, Peter Naumann, Diana White, Sean Savoye, Barbara Britton, Allison Brown, Heidi Gans, Myrna Kamara, Santhe Tsetsilas, Wendy Whelan (New York City Ballet).
Date: Edit master created with credits (copied from archival original), 01/2014.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (138 min.) ; sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20018359
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8bbf0120-6f2a-0131-f55c-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dancing for Life" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8edba0f0-6f2a-0131-b5c4-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dancing for Life" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8edba0f0-6f2a-0131-b5c4-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Dancing for Life Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8edba0f0-6f2a-0131-b5c4-3c075448cc4b

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Dancing for Life