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Old, new, borrowed and bluesy
Alter, Stewart (Performer)
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- (Performer)
Cook, Charles, 1917-1991 (Dancer)
Briggs, Bunny (Dancer)
Raven, Jackie (Dancer)
Jassem, Lynne (Dancer)
Nelson, Gilbert (Singer)
Brown, Buster, 1913-2002 (Dancer)
Roberts, Jim (Instrumentalist)
Changing Times Tap Dancing Company (Presenter)

Jane Goldberg Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-06-06
Table of Contents
Cassette 1 (ca. 50 min.). Dances include: Sand dance performed by Cookie -- Dance with broom by Jane Goldberg -- Duet by Lynne Jassem and Jackie Raven -- "It don't mean a thing," danced by Bunny Briggs -- "The neighbor," a parody of Edgar Allan Poe's "The raven," performed by Stewart Alter and Goldberg -- "I remember you, Hanya," performed by Cookie -- Duets by Cookie and Goldberg, including a dance with bottles and the bambalina. |||| Cassette 2 (ca. 60 min.). Includes: "The frog prince," performed by Alter -- Song by Gil Nelson -- Solos and duets by Cookie and Goldberg -- Instrumental work -- Show-within-a show, which includes "For dancers only," performed by Goldberg, Raven, and Jassem -- Solo by Briggs -- Duet by Goldberg and Cookie -- Song by Nelson -- Chair dance and finale by entire cast -- "Cute," danced by Buster Brown -- Shim sham, danced by entire cast and guests.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7573
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5700 (former)
Tap dancing
Shim sham (Dance)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Video recordings
Content: Title provided by Jane Goldberg.
Content: Location and date from original container ; additional program information from a review by Richard M. Sudhalter, New York Post, June 3, 1981 [performances ran from May 28-June 7, 1981].
Performers: Performed by Stewart Alter, Jane Goldberg, Charles "Cookie" Cook, Bunny Briggs, Lynne Jassem, Jackie Raven, Gil[bert] Nelson (singer and master of ceremonies).
Performers: Guest artist: Buster Brown.
Performers: Musicians: Jim Roberts (piano), Ratzo B. Harris (bass), Jim Payne (percussion).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Bouwerie Lane Theater, New York, on June 6, 1981.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betamax) (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
The first part of the performance is presented within the framework of a narrative by Stewart Alter, relating his experiences as the neighbor of a tap dancer. In the second part Jane Goldberg first plans, then puts on a show, for which Gil Nelson acts as master of ceremonies. Among the audience members invited onstage at the end is Buster Brown.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13873451
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9b92ff0-7b97-0135-e119-11f02b88b7d6
Rights Statement
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  • 1981: Created
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Old, new, borrowed and bluesy