Agnes de Mille and American Ballet TheatreAdditional title: Risks & rewards: commissioned works of American Ballet Theatre
NamesNew 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.)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Public Program Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1997-11-14
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8832
TopicsDe Mille, AgnesAmerican Ballet TheatreRodeo (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 centuryDance -- AnecdotesRisks & rewards: commissioned works of American Ballet Theatre (Exhibition :(1997 :New York, N.Y.)
NotesVenue: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (82 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDancers 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F1177NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14577282Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ffe28230-8f0b-0138-7918-4ba5d91547ed
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