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Nixon in China: Works & Process at the Guggenheim

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Nixon in China: Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Sellars, Peter (Director)
Sellars, Peter (Interviewee)
Adams, John, 1947- (Composer)
Adams, John, 1947- (Interviewee)
Goodman, Alice (Librettist)
Goodman, Alice (Interviewee)
DeMain, John (Conductor)
DeMain, John (Interviewee)
Feinberg, Alan (Instrumentalist)
Maddalena, James (Singer)
Sylvan, Sanford (Singer)
Duykers, John (Singer)
Cronson, Mary Sharp (Producer)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Presenter)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1986-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2851
Adams, John, 1947- Nixon in China
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Drama
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976 -- Drama
Statement of responsibility: performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson ; performance series co-producer, Tom Roush ; video produced by David Gordon ; video directed by Scott Fraser ; performance directed by Peter Sellars; music by John Adams; libretto by Alice Goodman.
Performers: Interviewees: Peter Sellars, John Adams, Alice Goodman, John DeMain. Excerpts from Nixon in China performed by James Maddalena (Nixon), Sanford Sylvan (Chou En Lai), John Duykers (Mao Tse Tung), James Ramlet (Henry Kissinger). Pianist: Alan Feinberg.
Venue: Recorded as part of the Works & Process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Nov. 2 and 3, 1986.
Funding: With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York digitized and authored the DVDs of the video archive of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Excerpts from the opera Nixon in China are interspersed with comments from the creators, who discuss the origin and development of the work; the historical events on which it is based (President Nixon's 1972 trip to China); their artistic goals and views on accessability vs. obscurity in art. Excerpts from the opera include act 1, scene 1 ("handshake aria") and act I, scene 2.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16368183
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f74e65e0-78dd-0138-3d16-21c2607d3290
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  • 1986: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nixon in China" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9356cad3-11cb-49b1-a7c9-91946bc84718

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nixon in China" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9356cad3-11cb-49b1-a7c9-91946bc84718

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1986). Nixon in China Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9356cad3-11cb-49b1-a7c9-91946bc84718

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Nixon in China