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Vanaver Caravan
Vanaver, Livia (Choreographer)
Vanaver, Bill (Dancer)
Kelly, Rebecca S., 1951- (Dancer)
Smith, Toni (Dancer)
Wanner, Debra (Dancer)
Smith, Aaron (Dancer)
Strickler, Ilene (Dancer)
Parton, John (Dancer)
Kaczorowski, Peter (Lighting designer)
Johnson, Nancy L (Costume designer)
Jones, Bessie, 1902-1984 (Contributor)
Markopoulos, Giannis (Composer)
Diamond, Dennis (Videographer)
Vanaver Caravan (Dance company) (Performer)
Walker Corbin Ramblers (Musical group) (Contributor)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Vanaver, Livia (Dancer)
Vanaver, Livia (Costume designer)
Vanaver, Bill (Composer)
Vanaver, Bill (Costume designer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1978
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 1 (approx. 50 min.): Depend on you. Mus: traditional arranged spiritual, U.S. (no dance). -- Run carrot run/Kopanitsa. Mus: Bill Vanaver. Danced by Rebecca Kelly, Toni Smith, and Debra Wanner. -- Boll weevil [and] Coal creek march (no dance). Mus: traditional arranged music, Tennessee. -- Juba (no dance). Traditional game from the Georgia Sea Islands, U.S., learned from Bessie Jones. Perf. by Bill Vanaver. -- Don't blink. Mus: Walker Corbin Ramblers (E rag); traditional, Soviet Georgia. Cos: Nancy Johnson. Danced by Kelly, Wanner, Aaron Smith, Toni Smith, and Ilene Strickler. -- Adila [and] Iavnana (no dance). Perf. by Bill Vanaver, Livia Vanaver, and Evan Stover. -- The earth will have its own. Mus: Bill Vanaver. Cos: Lucia Reudenberg, Deborah Tacon, Bill Vanaver, and Livia Vanaver. Perf. by Aaron Smith (the youth), Strickler (the falcon), John Parton (the stag), Wanner (Beauty), and Livia Vanaver (narrator). -- Cassette 2 (approx. 35 min.): Ladies' court dances. Mus: Bill Vanaver (with text from a 13th-century ballad, Sir Orfeo) and "Fionnguala," traditional arranged music perf. by the Bothy Band. Cos: Rebecca Kelly. Danced by Kelly, Toni Smith, Wanner. -- Lady Margaret. Mus: traditional arranged music, Appalachia, U.S. (no dance). -- Irish medley. Mus: traditional (no dance). -- Greek medley (in three sections). "Thimame" (I remember). Mus: traditional. Danced by Kelly, Toni Smith, and Wanner. "Hilia miria kimata" (One thousand, ten thousand waves) (no dance). Mus: Giannis Markopoulos. "Serra" (traditional music and dance). Chor/mus: traditional, Pontic Greek learned from Costas Papadopoulos. Perf. by the company. -- Appalachian medley. Chor: traditional clog dancing, arranged by Livia Wanaver. Mus: traditional. Perf. by the company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5284
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-871 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Clog dancing
Folk dancing
Run carrot run/Kopanitsa (Choreographic work : Vanaver)
Don't blink (Choreographic work : Vanaver)
Earth will have its own (Choreographic work : Vanaver)
Ladies' court dances (Choreographic work : Vanaver)
Greek medley (Choreographic work : Vanaver)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Venue: Videotaped in performance by Dennis Diamond at the American Theatre Laboratory, New York, on October 13, 1978. Presented by Dance Theater Workshop.
Statement of responsibility: Choreography: Livia Vanaver. Lighting: Peter Kaczorowski.
Performers: Performed by the Vanaver Caravan. Narrators: Livia Vanaver and Bill Vanaver.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (85 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY827017597-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159612
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b87b30b0-a9e4-0133-67db-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1978: Issued
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Vanaver Caravan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

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Vanaver Caravan