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A tribute to Katherine Dunham, 2002-06-24
Additional title: Evidence
Additional title: Ronald K. Brown video archive
Yates, Reginald (Speaker)
Baff, Ella (Speaker)
Waters, Sylvia (Speaker)
McKayle, Donald, 1930- (Speaker)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Sciortino, Patrice (Composer)
Credell, Prince (Dancer)
Brown, Ronald K., 1966- (Choreographer)
Brown, Ronald K., 1966- (Dancer)
Camara, Mamadouba Mohamed (Composer)
Camara, Mamadouba Mohamed (Performer)
Nicks, Walter (Choreographer)
Nicks, Walter (Dancer)
Dunham, Katherine (Choreographer)
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995 (Composer)
Robinson, Cleo Parker (Dancer)
Barnes, Germaul (Dancer)
Freeman, Marcie (Dancer)
Yates, Reginald (Choreographer)
Lambert, Gelan (Dancer)
Dawkins, Diedre N. (Dancer)
Collins, Shani (Dancer)
Spiers, Daryl (Dancer)
Thoulouis, Keon (Dancer)
Lucas, Waverly (Choreographer)
Reid, L. Gerard (Composer)
Brooks, Marie, 1929- (Speaker)
Brooks, Francoise (Choreographer)
Andall, Ella (Composer)
Masekala, Hugh (Composer)
Brooks, Marie, 1929- (Choreographer)
Burrows, Vinie (Speaker)
Oh Nii Kwei Sowah (Director)
Belafonte, Julie (Speaker)
Belafonte, Harry, 1927- (Speaker)
Glover, Danny (Speaker)
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group) (Composer)
Ballethnic Dance Company (Dancer)
Pan Caribbean Dancers (Dancer)
University of Ghana (Dancer)
Ghana Dance Ensemble (Performer)

Ronald K. Brown Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2002-06-24
Table of Contents
Reel 1: Opening drum homage: drummers from The Ghana Dance Ensemble with Cultural Traditions students -- comments by Reginald Yates, Ella Baff, Sylvia Waters, Donald McKayle -- Spirits Descending from Hidden Rites; choreography, Alvin Ailey; music, Patrice Sciortino; dancer, Prince Credell -- In Gratitude; choreographed and danced by Ronald K. Brown; musician, Mamadouba Camara -- Possession of Damballa; choreographed and danced by Walter Nicks -- Film tribute -- Barrel House Blues; choreography, Katherine Dunham; music, Jess Stacy; dancers, Cleo Parker Robinson, Germaul Barnes, Marcie Freeman -- Reel 2: Trees; choreography, Reginald Yates; music, Sweet Honey in the Rock; dancer, Gelan Lambert -- Walking Out The Dark Part II (excerpt); choreography, Ronald K. Brown; dancers, Diedre Dawkins, Shani Collins, Daryl Spiers, Keon Thoulouis -- Mating Pas (excerpt from The Leopard Tale); choreography, Waverly Lucas; music, L. Gerard Reid; dancers, Ballethnic Dance Company -- comments by Marie Brooks -- excerpts from OGUN; choreography, Francoise Brooks; music, Ella Andall; danced by The Pan Caribbean Dancers -- excerpts from Hope; choreography, Marie Brooks; music, Hugh Masekala; danced by The Pan Caribbean Dancers -- comments by Vinie Burrows -- Reel 3: Finale, The Ghana Dance Ensemble & The University of Ghana; director, Oh! Nii Kwei Sowah -- comments by Donald McKayle, Julie Belafonte, Katherine Dunham, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6871
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival -- 2002
Dunham, Katherine -- Friends and associates
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Citation/reference: Contents and credit information found on Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives Moving Image database.;; Ends before the last comments from Reginald Yates and full company bow.
Venue: Recorded June 24, 2002 Ted Shawn Theater, Becket, Massachusetts.
Acquisition: Gift; Robert E. Penn and Ronald K. Brown, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (MiniDV) (123 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
A tribute and 93rd birthday celebration of Katherine Dunham held at the 2002 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20284946
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e42abe00-3091-0132-5101-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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A tribute to Katherine Dunham, 2002-06-24