theRevisitationAdditional title: Hard Heads Make Soft Tales (a Sweetie) (Choreographic work : Wilson)Additional title: duet (Choreographic work : Wilson)Additional title: Introduction (Choreographic work : Wilson)Additional title: Big BRICK: a man's piece (Choreographic work : Wilson)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Lemon, Ralph (Moderator)Wilson, Reggie (Speaker)Wilson, Reggie (Artistic director)Wilson, Reggie (Choreographer)Wilson, Reggie (Performer)Wilson, Reggie (Arranger)Aleong, Rhetta (Performer)Harding, Lawrence Abayomi Wilfred (Performer)Hamilton, Paul, dancer (Performer)Schon, Anna (Performer)Brown, Dwayne (Performer)Low, Malcolm, (Dancer) (Performer)Mensah, Clement, (Dancer) (Performer)Shelby, Nel (Videographer)Fist and Heel Performance Group (Performer)Ngqoko Xhosa Traditional Music Ensemble (Associated name)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2012-03-16
Table of ContentsReel 1. Hard Heads Make Soft Tales (a Sweetie) (24 min.) / music, Traditional, arranged by Reggie Wilson ; performed by Rhetta Aleong, Lawrence Harding, Reggie Wilson.the duet (2012 source work from 1989-2009) (19 min.) / music, The Ngqoko Women's Ensemble ; performed by Paul Hamilton and Anna Schön.INTRODUCTION (1996) (21 min.) / performed by Reggie Wilson.Big BRICK: a man's piece (2002) (22 min.) / vocals performed by Rhetta Aleong, Lawrence A. W. Harding, Reggie Wilson ; arranged by Reggie Wilson ; costumes by Epperson ; dance performed by Dwayne Brown, Paul Hamilton, Malcolm Low, Clement Mensah.Reel 2. Post-Show Talk with Ralph Lemon (52 min.) / moderator, Ralph Lemon ; participants, Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3373
TopicsWilson, ReggieFist and Heel Performance GroupDance -- Religious aspectsTranceSpirit possession
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesPanel discussions
NotesStatement of responsibility: artistic director & choreographer, Reggie Wilson ; performed by Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group.Content: Widescreen.Content: Reel 1 (85 min.). Hard Heads Make Soft Tales (a Sweetie), the duet, INTRODUCTION, Big BRICK ; Reel 2 (52 min.). Post-Show Talk with Ralph Lemon.Content: The recording of this work was made possible by the cooperation of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, New York Live Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Video documentation by Nel Shelby, Nel Shelby Productions.Performers: Danced by Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group.Venue: Videotaped in performance at New York Live Arts, New York, N.Y. on 2012 March 16.Funding: This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.Funding: The assistance of the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.Funding: The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Jerome Robbins Foundation.Content: You may experience playback issues with this item. Trying an alternate quality version (e.g., high, low) may resolve viewing issues.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 2 video files (137 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionReggie Wilson discusses process of recreating the works for this concert, theRevisitation; creating text, sound, and movements; Wilson's dance background; his relationship to rhythm and how it guides the dancers through movements; Wilson's knee injury and how it changed his path from being a dancer with Ohad Naharin to being a choreographer; difference between trance and possession, and its relationship to Wilson being raised as a Spiritual Baptist; the purpose of revisiting a work; the interaction with the audience and with each other on stage; and one of Wilson's favorite moments in this concert during the duet piece.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 898358583NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20499504Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 90a77cb0-9e7c-0132-4de1-3c075448cc4b
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