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Dance Theatre of Harlem
Additional title: Beloved (Choreographic work : Horton)
Additional title: Rondo capriccioso (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Additional title: Fête noire (Choreographic work : Mitchell)
Additional title: Mirage (Choreographic work : Wilson)
Smith, Lowell (Dancer)
Graves, Lorraine (Dancer)
Johnson, Virginia, 1950- (Dancer)
Witter, Richard (Dancer)
Hall, Yvonne (Dancer)
Phifer-Moore, Cassandra (Dancer)
Magen, Hugues (Dancer)
Tyrus, Judy (Dancer)
Van Heerden, Augustus (Dancer)
Thomas, Keith (Dancer)
Attles, Lisa (Dancer)
Anderson, Dean (Dancer)
Reid, Derek A (Dancer)
Jackson, Gregory (Dancer)
Hunter, Charmaine (Dancer)
Taylor, Endalyn (Dancer)
Horton, Lester, 1906-1953 (Choreographer)
Truitte, James (Restager)
Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Nijinska, Irina (Restager)
Hightower, Rosella (Restager)
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- (Choreographer)
McFarland, Gary (Composer)
Hamilton, Judith (Composer)
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921 (Composer)
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975 (Composer)
Wilson, Billy, 1935-1994 (Choreographer)
Michel, Carl, 1928-2004 (Set designer)
Michel, Carl, 1928-2004 (Costume designer)
Dance Theatre of Harlem (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989-11-03
Table of Contents
Cassette 1 (35 min.): Mirage (The games people play). Choreography: Billy Wilson. Music: Gary McFarland. Scenery/costumes: Carl Michel. Lighting: Edward Effron. Danced by Lowell Smith (Husband), Lorraine Graves (Wife), Virginia Johnson (Grey lady), Richard Witter (Young man), Yvonne Hall (Late arrival), and others. - The beloved. Choreography: Lester Horton, restaged by James Truitte. Music: Judith Hamilton. Costumes: Zelda Wynn after originals by Lester Horton. Lighting: Clarke W. Thornton. Danced by Cassandra Phifer (The woman) and Hugues Magen (The man).--Cassette 2 (34 min.): Rondo capriccioso. Choreography: Bronislava Nijinska, restaged by Rosella Hightower and Irina Nijinska. Music: Camille Saint-Saëns. Scenery: Carl Michel. Costumes: Jean Robier. Danced by Judy Tyrus (Bird of paradise), Augustus van Heerden (The prince), and Adam James and Lawrence Maeyer (The two hunters). - Fête noire. Choreography: Arthur Mitchell. Music: Dmitri Shostakovich. Scenery/costumes: Carl Michel. Lighting: Timothy Hunter. Cast: First movement: Lorraine Graves and Keith Thomas, with Karen Brown, Robert Garland, Felicity de Jager, Bernard McClain, Rena Robinson, Fabian Barnes, Judith Rotardier, and Patrick Johnson; Second movement: Yvonne Hall, Lisa Attles, Dean Anderson, and Derek Reid; Third movement: Gregory Jackson, Charmaine Hunter, Endalyn Taylor, and ensemble.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2219
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2046 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive on November 3, 1989 at Aaron Davis Hall, City College, New York, by Pensa Communications, with the assistance of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Performers: Performed by members of Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (69 min.) : sound, color ; 1 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906008532-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168445
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ff3a9030-7b89-0135-a05f-0362e24f41ad
Rights Statement
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  • 1989: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Theatre of Harlem" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Theatre of Harlem" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2024.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem