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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [wide shot version]
Additional title: Hymn (Choreographic work : Jamison)
Additional title: Winter in Lisbon (Choreographic work : Wilson)
Additional title: N.Y. export, opus jazz (Choreographic work : Robbins)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Jamison, Judith (Choreographer)
Smith, Anna Deavere (Author)
Smith, Anna Deavere (Performer)
Allen, Sarita (Dancer)
Williams, Dudley, 1938- (Dancer)
Chaya, Masazumi (Dancer)
Gee, Danielle (Dancer)
Thomas, Michael, active 1990 (Dancer)
Robinson, Renée (Dancer)
Meek, Leonard (Dancer)
Roxas, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Richardson, Desmond (Dancer)
Plantadit, Karine (Dancer)
Powell, Troy (Dancer)
Banks, Marilyn (Dancer)
Phelps, Jonathan (Dancer)
Gaddis, Bernard (Dancer)
Joy, Michael (Dancer)
Tyson, Andre (Dancer)
Rhoden, Dwight (Dancer)
Hash, Dana (Dancer)
Vlad, Desire (Dancer)
Roberts, Lydia (Dancer)
Bellamy, Roger (Dancer)
Manning, Deborah (Dancer)
Pierce-Sands, Toni (Dancer)
Cyrus, Duane (Dancer)
Rushing, Matthew, 1973- (Dancer)
Inman, Tracy (Dancer)
Oberpriller, Donald J. (Designer)
Ruggieri, Robert (Composer)
Wilson, Billy, 1935-1994 (Choreographer)
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 (Composer)
Bonitsky, Daniel (Designer)
Anderson, Toyce (Costume designer)
Hunter, Tim (Designer)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
Prince, Robert, 1929-2007 (Composer)
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 (Designer)
Klotz, Florence (Costume designer)
Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)
Forbes, Barbara (Costume designer)
Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Performer)
Camera Group (Videographer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-12-17
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 1: The winter in Lisbon (approx. 26 min.). Chor: Billy Wilson. Mus: Dizzy Gillespie. Cos: Barbara Forbes. Lighting: Chenault Spence. Cast: Opening theme: Sarita Allen, Dana Hash, Desiree Vlad, Lydia Roberts, Danielle Gee, Dudley Williams, Andre Tyson, Dwight Rhoden, Jonathan Phelps, Roger Bellamy, and Michael Joy. San Sebastian: Michael Thomas, Leonard Meek, Desmond Richardson, Deborah Manning, and Elizabeth Roxas. Lisbon: Toni Pierce and Meek. Manteca: Company. -- Cassette 2: Hymn (approx. 39 min.). Chor: Judith Jamison. Mus: Robert Ruggieri. Text conceived, written, and performed by Anna Deavere Smith. Scen: Timothy Hunter, Daniel Bonitsky, and Donald J. Oberpriller. Cos: Toyce Anderson. Lighting: Hunter. Cast: Prologue. Head of state: Allen and company. Spiritual walking: Company. Never spoken: Williams. I have nothing: Troy Powell, Marilyn Banks, Phelps, Bernard Gaddis, Thomas. Dance: Company. Survivor: Masazumi Chaya and company. Cathedral: Gee and Thomas. The search for perfection: Renee Robinson and company. Cathedral: Meek. Black dress: Roxas. Whores in the whore house comin' to church: Richardson. The mask: Karine Plantadit. A message: Thomas. Epilogue. [Tribute to Alvin Ailey.] -- Cassette 3: N.Y. export: op. jazz [close shot only] (approx. 31 min.). Chor: Jerome Robbins, assisted by Wilma Curley and Edward Verso. Mus: Robert Prince. Original scen: Ben Shahn. Original cos: Shahn and Florence |||| Klotz. Lighting: Jennifer Tipton. Cast: 1. Entrance, group dance: Roxas, Pierce, Robinson, Roberts, Hash, Plantadit, Tyson, Rhoden, Richardson, Duane Cyrus, Meek, and Matthew Rushing. 2. Statics: Hash, Tyson, Tracy Inman, Rhoden, Rushing, and Cyrus. 3. Improvisations: Company. 4. Passage for two: Roxas and Rhoden. 5. Theme, variation and fugue: Company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9381
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4167 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by the Camera Group, with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, at City Center, New York, on December 17, 1993. For an edited version of this recording, see: *MGZIC 9-4166.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (96 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946078715-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176272
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f3abb9c0-90c4-0135-78cf-1df06691aeba
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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  • 1993: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [wide shot version]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [wide shot version]