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White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward Program A, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000-10-05

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White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward Program A, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000-10-05
Additional title: Huddle (Choreographic work : Forti)
Additional title: For the love of rehearsal (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Additional title: Satisfyin lover (Choreographic work : Paxton)
Additional title: Carnation (Choreographic work : Childs)
Additional title: Single duet (Choreographic work : Hay)
Additional title: Talking solo (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Additional title: Homemade (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Exit (Choreographic work : Hay)
Additional title: Chair/pillow (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Narrator)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Aedo, Raquel (Dancer)
Brdnik, Tadej (Dancer)
Coates, Emily (Dancer)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Dancer)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Choreographer)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Interviewee)
LeBlanc, Rosalynde (Dancer)
Lomeka, Michael (Dancer)
Phuon, Emmanuèle (Dancer)
Forti, Simone (Choreographer)
Forti, Simone (Interviewee)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Director)
Paxton, Steve (Choreographer)
Paxton, Steve (Interviewee)
Childs, Lucinda (Choreographer)
Childs, Lucinda (Interviewee)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Choreographer)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Interviewee)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Choreographer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Interviewee)
Dickert, Les (Lighting designer)
Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)
Atlas, Charles (Film producer)
Turner, Tina (Performer)
White Oak Dance Project (Performer)
Ike and Tina Turner Revue (Performer)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000-10-05
Table of Contents
Scramble (Simone Forti, choreographer) -- For the Love of Rehearsal (David Gordon, choreographer; Johann Sebastian Bach, composer) -- Satisfyin Lover (Steve Paxton, choreographer) -- Carnation (Lucinda Childs, choreographer) -- Single Duet (Deborah Hay, choreographer; Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer; Morton Feldman, composer) -- Talking Solo (Yvonne Rainer, choreographer) -- Homemade (Trisha Brown, choreographer) -- Exit (Deborah Hay, choreographer; Samuel Barber, composer) -- Chair/Pillow (Yvonne Rainer, choreographer; Les Dickert, lighting designer; Tina Turner, performer)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 136
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
White Oak Dance Project
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Suites, cello, BWV 1007-1012. Selections
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 1, op. 11, B minor. Adagio
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano four hands
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Title created by cataloger.
Content: Date transcribed from videocassette label.
Content: Notes accompanying videocassette question date, offering October 3, 4, and 7 as alternates.
Content: Poor visual quality overall, excepting "Single Duet" footage.
Venue: Recorded 2000 October 5 Anchorage, Alaska.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (102 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and White Oak Dance Project perform Past Forward, a retrospective and celebration of Judson Dance. Live dance performances alternate with video sequences, created by Charles Atlas and narrated by Baryshnikov. The video details how Judson fit within the cultural landscape of the 1960s and includes a comparison of Russia and the United States. Stills and interviews bracket the performance of each live work, explained in part by its choreographer. Public participation is part of the program, as local dancers and community members take part in several works; one little girl runs and nearly trips across the stage during "Satisfyin Lover". Poor visual quality, with the exception of "Single Duet", in which the camera operator zooms in on Baryshnikov and Deborah Hay during the performance. This section, from 1:03:30 through 1:12:20, allows us to see the details - tiny gestures, facial expressions, lip movements - and allow for the most compelling view of this performance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20170926
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b27b6350-e84f-0131-9cb2-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2000: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak Dance Project" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak Dance Project" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2020.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2000). White Oak Dance Project Retrieved from

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White Oak Dance Project