An afternoon of Mexican dance: lecture/demonstration/screening Additional title: Eioua (Choreographic work : Contreras)Additional title: Imágenes del quinto sol (Choreographic work : Contreras)Additional title: Huapango (Choreographic work : Contreras)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Contreras, Gloria (Speaker)Correa, Marcela (Dancer)Pally, Alan J. (Producer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)Ibarra, Federico (Composer)Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 (Composer)Moncayo, José Pablo, 1912-1958 (Composer)Stamatiades, Kléomenes (Designer)Cuervo, José (Costume designer)Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM (Performer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Contreras, Gloria (Dancer)Contreras, Gloria (Speaker)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995-03-10
Table of ContentsVideo excerpts: The rite of spring / music, Igor Stravinsky ; scenery, Sabino Gainza -- Eioua / music, Guillaume de Machaut ; danced by Gloria Contreras and others -- Romeo and Juliet / music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky -- Images of the fifth sun / music, Federico Ibarra ; scenery, Kléomenes Stamatiades ; costumes, José Cuervo -- Dances for the dead children / music, Gustav Mahler -- Huapango / music, J.P. Moncayo.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8736Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4925 (former)
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeBallet -- MexicoModern dance -- MexicoChoreographers -- Mexico
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesLectures
NotesCreation/production credits: presented by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as part of the series Performing Arts of Mexico ; series producer, Alan J. Pally ; presented by Gloria Contreras, assisted by Marcela Correa.Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Gloria Contreras, The New York Public Library's Office of Public Programs, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Choreography, Gloria Contreras.Performers: Danced onstage by Marcela Correa.Performers: Danced on video by members of the Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México].Venue: Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on March 10, 1995, by Penny Ward.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (114 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionGloria Contreras, general and artistic director of the Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, discusses how she became a choreographer, and recalls the guidance given her by George Balanchine when she worked with the New York City Ballet. She introduces excerpts from her works, which are danced onstage by Marcela Correa or shown on video.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F302NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12521831Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ae6bfe80-90e1-0135-8435-5da6e771931a
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