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Dunham, Katherine (Interviewee)
Pomare, Eleo (Interviewee)
Johnson, Carole (Interviewee)
Ailey, Alvin (Interviewee)
Noble, Gil (Host)
Sackeyfio, G. Odukwe (Dancer)
Parks, John (Choreographer)
Pratt, Ronald (Choreographer)
Johnson, Carole (Dancer)
Parks, John (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-01-30
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6422
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-210 (former)
Dance, Black
Television programs
Filmed dance
Panel discussions
Creation/production credits: Telecast on January 30, 1971 by WABC-TV, New York on the series Like it is. Produced by Charles Hobson. Directed by Dan Fanelli. Host: Gil Noble.
Performers: Odukwe Sackeyfio performs Adua, a traditional Ashanti dance; Carole Johnson dances Acid, an excerpt from Changes, choreographed by Ron Pratt of Movements Black; John Parks, also of Movements Black, dances It happens every day, an excerpt from his Trilogy.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Panel discussion on black artists and modern dance by Katherine Dunham, Eleo Pomare, Carole Johnson, Alvin Ailey and host Gil Noble. Topics include the economic picture for the dancer, government and foundation subsidy, commercial viability for black dance, dance in the schools, the international scene, dance as a social art, Les Ballets Africains, the black dancer in Broadway productions, alternatives to Broadway, the need for black critics.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797021018-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157642
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ea309480-7dca-0134-46ac-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1971: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Like it is" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Like it is" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 17, 2022.

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