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Title
Agnes de Mille and American Ballet Theatre
Additional title: Risks & rewards: commissioned works of American Ballet Theatre
Names
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Producer)
Barker, Barbara M., 1938- (Moderator)
Barbee, Victor (Speaker)
De Lappe, Gemze (Speaker)
Moore, Kathleen (Speaker)
Nahat, Dennis (Speaker)
Parkinson, Georgina (Speaker)
Cohen-Stratyner, Barbara Naomi (Curator)
Robison, Mark (Videographer)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Event place)
Character Generators/Video (Videographer)
Risks & rewards: commissioned works of American Ballet Theatre (Exhibition :(1997 :New York, N.Y.)
Collection

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Public Program Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1997-11-14
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8832
Topics
De Mille, Agnes
American Ballet Theatre
Rodeo (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Informer (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Three virgins and a devil (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Fall River legend (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Texas fourth (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Choreographers -- United States -- 20th century
Dance -- Anecdotes
Risks & rewards: commissioned works of American Ballet Theatre (Exhibition :(1997 :New York, N.Y.)
Genres
Panel discussions
Notes
Venue: presented in conjunction with the exhibition Risks & rewards: commissioned works of American Ballet Theatre, held in the Main Gallery of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, October 24-December 27, 1997.
Content: Accompanied by exhibition brochure.
Content: Symposium and exhibition presented in conjunction with American Ballet Theatre's Festival of Commissioned Works at City Center, New York, November 4-16, 1997.
Performers: Participants: Victor Barbee, Gemze de Lappe, Kathleen Moore, Dennis Nahat, Georgina Parkinson.
Performers: Moderator: Barbara M. Barker, University of Minnesota.
Performers: Welcome by Barbara Stratyner, curator of exhibitions, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Venue: Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on November 14, 1997, by Character Generators Inc. ; cameraperson, Mark Robison.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (82 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Dancers associated with Agnes de Mille at American Ballet Theatre and elsewhere discuss the experience of working with her as a choreographer. Much of the discussion centers on the ways in which she helped performers create characters onstage with truth and simplicity of means. They emphasize her strong interest in humanity and the full range of human emotions, dark or light. Anecdotes illustrate her sense of humor, her insistence on focus and concentration at work, her high standards, and her affection and concern for her dancers. Works discussed include the ballets Rodeo, The informer, Three virgins and a devil, Fall River legend, and Texas fourth, and the musical Oklahoma! A question-and-answer period concludes the discussion.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F1177
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14577282
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ffe28230-8f0b-0138-7918-4ba5d91547ed
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1997: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Agnes de Mille and American Ballet Theatre" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b5a6c23d-b66b-42e2-8a22-62d934c038cd

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Agnes de Mille and American Ballet Theatre" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b5a6c23d-b66b-42e2-8a22-62d934c038cd

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1997). Agnes de Mille and American Ballet Theatre Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b5a6c23d-b66b-42e2-8a22-62d934c038cd

Wikipedia Citation

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Agnes de Mille and American Ballet Theatre