Dance on: William Whitener

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Whitener, Willliam (Interviewee)
Mahoney, Billie (Producer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1996-07-23
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4994
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5547 (former)
Tharp, Twyla
State Ballet of Missouri
Ballets jazz de Montréal
Joffrey Ballet
Catherine wheel (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Dancers -- United States -- 20th century
Statement of responsibility: produced by Billie Mahoney.
Content: Date provided by Billie Mahoney.
Venue: Videotaped for the public access cable television program Dance on: With Billie Mahoney in Kansas City, Mo., on July 23, 1996 ; produced through the facilities of American Cablevision of Kansas City, Inc.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
William Whitener, appointed to the post of artistic director of the State Ballet of Missouri as successor to Todd Bolender, talks about his recent work as artistic director of Les Ballets-Jazz de Montréal and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He recalls his early dance training in Seattle, where he attended the Cornish School; his eight years in the Joffrey Ballet; performing in Bob Fosse's Broadway show Dancin'; and his work with Twyla Tharp, with whom he danced The Catherine wheel. In conclusion, he discusses some premieres and revivals planned for the State Ballet of Missouri in the near future.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13712944
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 345070a0-804e-0135-bdb0-3d27a0b8e1af
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: William Whitener" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1996.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: William Whitener" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

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Dance on: William Whitener