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Castanets in America

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Castanets in America
Matteo (Producer)
Michel, Jerane (Performer)
Goya, Carola (Performer)
Sulides, Ellen (Performer)
Vasquez, Desiree (Director)
Matteo (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1998 - 1999
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Video Portfolios Productions
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Part I, basic techniques (c1998 ; ca. 37 min.). Demonstration of five basic actions ; how to put on castanets ; some common errors ; basic exercises -- Reel 2. Part II of III, intermediate and advanced techniques (c1999 ; ca. 37 min.). Continuation of exercises ; instruction in Matteo Castanotation system.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-3840
Castanet music
Seguidilla sevillana (Dance)
Escuela bolera
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Educational films
Statement of responsibility: presented by Matteo (Matteo Marcellus Vittucci) ; directed by Desiree Vasquez ; Part I produced by Matteo Castanets ; Part II produced by Desi Productions.
Creation/production credits: Technical direction, Andrew Stasiw ; gowns, Ellen Sulides.
Performers: Instructor: Matteo.
Performers: Soloists in performance excerpts (in order of appearance): Matteo, Jerane Michel, Carola Goya, Ellen Sulides.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (VHS) (74 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Instruction in playing the castanets. Performance excerpts, which depict examples of castanets played either while dancing or as independent musical instruments, include Matteo and Carola Goya in the sevillanas and Matteo demonstrating the escuela bolera or classical Spanish dance. A biographical essay on Matteo appears at the end of cassette 2.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14543490
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8ec6efa0-7060-0138-512c-0b73aa5391c9
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Item timeline of events

  • 1998: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Castanets in America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1998 - 1999.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Castanets in America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2021.

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Castanets in America