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Rehearsal for a "class act"
Blossom, 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. Department of Dance (Associated name)
Blossom, Beverly (Dancer)

Beverly Blossom Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1984-03
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2762
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3507 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: 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 Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (52 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: 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 Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174698
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c574ab20-9e84-0132-39e3-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rehearsal for a "class act"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rehearsal for a "class act"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

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Rehearsal for a "class act"