Look above the clouds

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Look above the clouds
Best, Ahmondylla (Creator)
Giraud, Tiyé (Choreographer)
Patrick, Pamela (Composer)
Hall-Smith, Pat (Choreographer)
Hall-Smith, Pat (Costume designer)
Hall-Smith, Pat (Performer)
Dawson, Lori A (Lighting designer)
Ladygourd Sangoma (Dance company) (Performer)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)
Best, Ahmondylla (Arranger)
Best, Ahmondylla (Performer)
Giraud, Tiyé (Composer)
Giraud, Tiyé (Performer)
Patrick, Pamela (Arranger)
Patrick, Pamela (Performer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1989 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (ca. 39 min.). Burundi drumming / drumming adaptations from the heart of Central Africa ; arrangement, Ahmondylla Best ; choreography, Tiyé Giraud ; solo choreography, Pat Hall-Smith ; song concept, Pamela Patrick ; arrangements, the Company. Ke C.O.S.A.T.U. (Congress of the South African Trade Union) / arrangement, Ahmondylla Best ; choreography I (sorority mixture), Azikiwah ; choreography II, South African gumboot dance. Look above the clouds / composition and arrangement, Pamela Patrick. Shekere / company collaboration. Drum interlude / featuring drumming by Pamela Patrick. Petro / traditional Haitian rhythm ; choreography, Pat Hall-Smith. Reel 2 (ca. 52 min.). Sorceress / composition and arrangement, Tiyé Giraud. Vocal gourds / rap ; written by Pamela Patrick. Berimbao / composition and arrangement, Tiyé Giraud ; translation (into Portuguese), Norma Smith. Work songs / adaptation, research and arrangement, Tiyé Giraud. Women on their way to the fields: work songs from Angola/Zaire ; various southern American work songs ; children's songs. Tana tana / traditional South African song ; choreography, Pat Hall-Smith. Makin' turns /; composition and arrangement, Ahmondylla Best.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4798
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5868 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Drummers (Musicians)
Work songs
Gum boot dance (Dance)
Dance, Black
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop ; [created and performed by] LadyGourd SanGoma.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Content: End of cassette 1 contains unrelated b&w footage.
Creation/production credits: Costumes, Pat Hall-Smith ; lighting, Lori A. Dawson.
Performers: Performed by LadyGourd SanGoma: Ahmondylla Best, Tiyé Giraud, Pamela Patrick and Pat Hall-Smith.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, as part of the New Song series, on December 17, 1989, by Video D Studios.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (91 min.) : sound, color
Concert of vocal and instrumental music and dance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13987268
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 95356250-4b5c-0133-9f3f-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Look above the clouds" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97559d30-4b5c-0133-5ce5-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Look above the clouds" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 10, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97559d30-4b5c-0133-5ce5-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Look above the clouds Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97559d30-4b5c-0133-5ce5-60f81dd2b63c

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Look above the clouds