The wrecker's ball: three dances by Paul Taylor

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The wrecker's ball: three dances by Paul Taylor
Additional title: Company B (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Funny papers (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Field of grass (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018 (Choreographer)
Asnes, Andrew (Dancer)
Asnes, Andrew (Choreographer)
Benz, Rachel Berman (Dancer)
See, Richard Chen (Dancer)
Cochran, Mary (Dancer)
Corbin, Patrick (Dancer)
Cortez, Hernando (Dancer)
Echo, Jill (Dancer)
Egtvedt, Kristi (Dancer)
Grenke, David (Dancer)
Heilman, Caryn (Dancer)
Huber, Francie (Dancer)
LeBeau, Andrew (Dancer)
Nevjinsky, Silvia (Dancer)
Patrick, Thomas, dancer (Dancer)
Viola, Lisa (Dancer)
Nilsson, Harry (Singer)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Diamond, Matthew, 1951- (Director)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
Loquasto, Santo (Set designer)
Bhargava, Girish (Film editor)
Adelman, Alan (Lighting designer)
Stone, Sandra (Choreographer)
Andrews Sisters (Composer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Cochran, Mary (Choreographer)
Corbin, Patrick (Choreographer)
Cortez, Hernando (Choreographer)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1996-10-30
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Thirteen/WNET
Table of Contents
Company B (ca. 23 min.) / songs sung by the Andrews Sisters. |||| Funny papers (ca. 15 min.) / additional choreography, Sandra Stone, Mary Cochran, Hernando Cortez, David Grenke, Andrew Asnes, Patrick Corbin. |||| A field of grass (ca. 15 min.) / songs sung by Harry Nilsson.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7487
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Television programs
Televised dance
Creation/production credits: Thirteen/WNET ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; directed by Matthew Diamond ; choreography by Paul Taylor ; reconceived for television by Matthew Diamond, Santo Loquasto, and Paul Taylor.
Content: Great Performances/Dance in America episode #2202.
Creation/production credits: Executive producer for Great Performances, Jac Venza ; editor, Girish Bhargava ; design, Santo Loquasto ; lighting, Alan Adelman.
Performers: Danced by the Paul Taylor Dance Company: Andrew Asnes, Rachel Berman Benz, Richard Chen See, Mary Cochran, Patrick Corbin, Hernando Cortez, Jill Echo, Kristi Egtvedt, David Grenke, Caryn Heilman, Francie Huber, Andy LeBeau, Silvia Nevjinsky, Thomas Patrick, and Lisa Viola.
Venue: Recorded on October 1, 1996 ; telecast on Great Performances' Dance in America series on October 30, 1996.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (58 min., 57 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Three modern dance works respectively set to pop songs of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. This telecast presents them in a single setting that evolves from a dance hall to a movie theater to a hippies' pad. Choreographer Paul Taylor makes a cameo appearance at the opening of the program.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12709819
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4b341850-a757-0138-a8db-53258fa26ed5
Rights Statement
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  • 1930: Creator Born
  • 1996: Issued
  • 2018: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The wrecker's ball" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1996-10-30.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The wrecker's ball" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 18, 2024.

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The wrecker's ball