White Oak Dance Project: Past Forward Program A, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000-10-05Additional 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)
NamesBaryshnikov, 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 / OriginDate Created: 2000-10-05
Table of ContentsScramble (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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 136
TopicsDanceBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-White Oak Dance ProjectBach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Suites, cello, BWV 1007-1012. SelectionsBarber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 1, op. 11, B minor. AdagioFeldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano four hands
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed danceMusicInterviews
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (102 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionMikhail 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20170926Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b27b6350-e84f-0131-9cb2-3c075448cc4b
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