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White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward, UC Berkeley, 2000-11-01

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White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward, UC Berkeley, 2000-11-01
Additional title: Scramble (Choreographic work : Forti)
Additional title: Huddle (Choreographic work : Forti)
Additional title: Chair dance (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Additional title: Matter (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Additional title: Satisfyin lover (Choreographic work : Paxton)
Additional title: Flat (Choreographic work : Paxton)
Additional title: Exit (Choreographic work : Hay)
Additional title: Whizz (Choreographic work : Hay)
Additional title: Chair/pillow (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Additional title: Trio A (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Additional title: Homemade (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Foray forêt (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Concerto (Choreographic work : Childs)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Narrator)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Aedo, Raquel (Dancer)
Brdnik, Tadej (Dancer)
Coates, Emily (Dancer)
LeBlanc, Rosalynde (Dancer)
Lomeka, Michael (Dancer)
Phuon, Emmanuèle (Dancer)
Forti, Simone (Choreographer)
Forti, Simone (Interviewee)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Director)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Interviewee)
Paxton, Steve (Choreographer)
Paxton, Steve (Interviewee)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Choreographer)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Interviewee)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Choreographer)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Interviewee)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Choreographer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Interviewee)
Childs, Lucinda (Choreographer)
Childs, Lucinda (Interviewee)
Dickert, Les (Lighting designer)
Brown, Spencer (Lighting designer)
Cornwell, Eric (Lighting designer)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Costume designer)
Masset, Anne (Costume designer)
Lucier, Alvin (Composer)
Atlas, Charles (Film producer)
Turner, Tina (Performer)
White Oak Dance Project (Dancer)
University of California, Berkeley (Presenter)
Ike and Tina Turner Revue (Performer)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000-11-01
Table of Contents
Volume I: Scramble (Simone Forti, choreographer) -- Chair (David Gordon, choreographer; John Philip Sousa, composer ) -- Satisfyin' Lover (Steve Paxton, choreographer) -- Flat (Steve Paxton, choreographer) -- Exit (Deborah Hay, choreographer; Samuel Barber, composer) -- Whizz (Deborah Hay, choreographer; Alvin Lucier, composer) -- Volume II: Huddle (Simone Forti, choreographer) -- Chair/Pillow (Yvonne Rainer, choreographer; Les Dickert, lighting designer; Tina Turner, performer) -- Homemade (Trisha Brown, choreographer) -- Foray Forêt (Trisha Brown, choreographer; Robert Rauschenberg, costume designer; Spencer Brown, lighting designer) -- Trio A (Yvonne Rainer, choreographer) -- The Matter (David Gordon, choreographer; Ludwig Minkus, composer) -- Concerto (Lucinda Childs, choreographer; Eric Cornwell, lighting designer; Anne Masset, costume designer; Henryk Góreck, composer)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 133
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
White Oak Dance Project
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. Stars and stripes forever
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 1, op. 11, B minor. Adagio
Minkus, L., 1826-1917. Bayadère
Górecki, Henryk Mikołaj, 1933-2010. Concertos, harpsichord, string orchestra, op. 40
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Title and date transcribed from videocassette label.
Content: Poor visual quality.
Content: Audio track begins at 10:11 on Volume I.
Venue: Recorded 2000 November 1 University of California at Berkeley.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (VHS) (150 min.) : sound with silent sequences, color ; 1/2 in.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and White Oak Dance Project perform Past Forward, a retrospective and celebration of Judson Dance. Live works alternate with video sequences, created by Charles Atlas and narrated by Baryshnikov. The video (in Volume I) depicts a brief history of the Judson via stills and interviews, then each live work is bracketed with a quick description by its choreographer. Public participation is part of the program: local dancers, students, and community members take part in several works. Poor overall visual quality. While audio track is available for the video segments and pre-recorded music, there is no recorded sound for the audience or onstage activity. This is most noticeable in "Chair", since Raquel Aedo and Emmanuèle Phuon traditionally hum or sing "Stars and Stripes Forever" in the last part of their performance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20170919
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7a342890-e84f-0131-2127-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak Dance Project" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak Dance Project" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 5, 2021.

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White Oak Dance Project