Classic Black, The experience of the black dancer in choosing a schoolAdditional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Bel'skiĭ after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
NamesGreene, Jonnie (Commentator)Horwitz, Dawn Lille (Commentator)Browne, Delores (Moderator)Johnson, Louis, 1930- (Speaker)Nichols, Betty (Speaker)Nicks, Walter (Speaker)Quitman, Cleo (Speaker)Romero, Carmencita, 1914- 2001 (Speaker)Spencer, Marion (Speaker)Moore, Katherine (Dancer) (Speaker)Cuyjet, Marion (Speaker)Jones, Doris (Narrator)Williams, Ruth (Speaker)Brown, Joan Myers (Moderator)Wilkinson, Raven (Speaker)Beatty, Talley (Interviewee)Haywood, Claire (Narrator)Belʹskiĭ, Igorʹ Dmitrievich, 1925-1999 (Choreographer)Busken, Hans van den, 1935- (Cinematographer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Nationale Ballet (Netherlands) (Dancer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Presenter)Dance Research Foundation (Presenter)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1996-02-12
Table of ContentsReel 1 (ca. 61 min.). Introductory remarks / by Jonnie Greene and Dawn Lille Horwitz -- Panel: The white schools and teachers / panelists, Delores Browne, Louis Johnson, Betty Nichols, Walter Nicks, Cleo Quitman, Carmencita Romero, and Marion Spencer ; moderator, Katherine Moore. Dancers discuss their first contacts with ballet, then a predominantly white art, at the School of American Ballet, Ballet Arts, and the schools of Joseph Rickard, Maria Nevelska, Marion Cuyjet, and others. A taped interview with Talley Beatty opens the discussion.
Reel 2 (ca. 60 min.). Continuation of The white schools and teachers -- Panel: The black schools / panelists, Marion Cuyjet, Doris Jones, Carmencita Romero, and Ruth Williams ; moderator, Joan Myers Brown. Five noted dance teachers (including Brown) talk about their dance background, how their schools began, and the value of ballet technique.
Reel 3 (ca. 61 min.). Video excerpts: Artists of the dance / presented by Louise Tiranoff Productions ; produced by WRC-TV Community Affairs ; narrated by Doris Jones and Claire Haywood ; documentary on the Capitol Ballet Company and the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet of Washington, D.C. -- Swan lake: Act IV / filmed by Hans van den Busken ; choreography, Igor Belski after Ivanov and Petipa ; music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; danced by Het Nationale Ballet (Netherlands): Sylvester Campbell (Siegfried), Olga de Haas (Odette), and corps de ballet -- A film excerpt of Afternoon of a faun was screened but not videotaped due to rights restrictions -- Panel: Being black in a white classical world / panelists, Louis Johnson, Betty Nichols, and Raven Wilkinson ; moderator, Delores Browne. Dancers discuss the presence or absence of racism in the dance world.
Reel 4 (ca. 28 min.). Continuation of Being black in a white classical world.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7859
TopicsRickard, JoeSchool of American BalletBallet Russe de Monte CarloClassic black (Exhibition : (1996)Minorities in artMinority studentsMinority teachersRacism
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by the Dance Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Dance Research Foundation ; developed by Dawn Lille Horwitz ; designed by Jonnie Greene in cooperation with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.Funding: Recording made possible by the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Content: Accompanied by house program.Venue: Videotaped at Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on February 12, 1996, by Penny Ward.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (210 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in
DescriptionSymposium held in conjunction with the exhibition Classic Black, presented in the Dance Collection reading room from February 9 to April 27, 1996.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12574899Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7002b90-f79c-0130-925e-3c075448cc4b
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