Rehearsal for a "class act"
NamesBlossom, Beverly (Choreographer)Rothblatt, Peter (Dancer)Girardin, Michelle (Dancer)Hall, Julie (Dancer)Sommers, Cecily (Dancer)Camareno, Angel (Dancer)Marshalla, Joe (Dancer)Pipkin, Cynthia (Dancer)Caton, Ray (Lighting designer)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Dance (Associated name)Blossom, Beverly (Dancer)
Beverly Blossom Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1984-03
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2762Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3507 (former)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesVenue: Videotaped onstage, probably in the Playhouse of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, in March 1984. Presented by Illinois Dance Theatre.Creation/production credits: Choreography: Beverly Blossom. Music: "It's impossible," sung by Robert Goulet; "Jalousie"; YAZ ("State farm"); [Maurice Ravel (not listed in credits)]; Mike Stoller (Tango). Costumes coordinated by Colleen Deary and Marilyn Salvatore. Lighting: Ray Caton.Performers: Performed by Beverly Blossom and members of Illinois Dance Theatre. Cast: Introduction, perf. by Blossom; It's impossible, perf. by Michelle Girardin, Julie Hall, and Cecily Sommers; The woes of woo, perf. by Angel Camareno; Disco mama visits the San Fernando Valley, perf. by Blossom, Joe Marshalla, and Cynthia Pipkin; Invitation, perf. by Girardin, Hall, and Sommers; "I love you" with tango loops, perf. by Blossom, Camareno, Bryan Carman, Girardin, Hall, Marshalla, Taposhi Mazumder, Pipkin, Peter Rothblatt, Susan Snell, Sommers, and Jerry Teske.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (52 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionSUMMARY: Partly edited footage of a taping session. The first 26 min. of the tape contain a complete run-through of the work, with several false starts. This is followed by retakes of various sections, not in sequence: 2 repetitions of Disco mama (approx. 18 min.), 1 repetition of "I love you" with tango loops (approx. 6 min.), 3 repetitions of Invitation (approx. 5 min.), 1 repetition of It's impossible (approx. 3 min.), and 1 repetition of The woes of woo (approx. 4 min.). This is a revised version of the work found on *MGZIDF 2763 (formerly *MGZIC 9-3508 [Beverly Blossom]).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174698Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c574ab20-9e84-0132-39e3-3c075448cc4b
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