Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Additional title: Fontessa and friends (Choreographic work : Johnson, L)
Additional title: Treading (Choreographic work : Monte)
Additional title: Shelter (Choreographic work : Zollar)
Additional title: River (Choreographic work : Ailey)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Robinson, Renée (Dancer)
Richardson, Desmond (Dancer)
Phelps, Jonathan (Dancer)
Powell, Troy (Dancer)
Rushing, Matthew, 1973- (Dancer)
Inman, Tracy (Dancer)
Bellamy, Roger (Dancer)
Thomas, Michael, active 1990 (Dancer)
Roxas, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Scott, Antonio Carlos (Dancer)
Joy, Michael (Dancer)
Allen, Sarita (Dancer)
Chavis, Raquelle (Dancer)
Manning, Deborah (Dancer)
Gee, Danielle (Dancer)
Pierce-Sands, Toni (Dancer)
Vlad, Desire (Dancer)
Evans, Linda-Denise (Dancer)
Plantadit, Karine (Dancer)
Roberts, Lydia (Dancer)
Tyson, Andre (Dancer)
Rhoden, Dwight (Dancer)
Meek, Leonard (Dancer)
Johnson, Louis, 1930- (Choreographer)
Johnson, Louis, 1930- (Costume designer)
Lewis, John, 1920-2001 (Composer)
Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917 (Composer)
Khachaturi︠a︡n, Aram, 1903-1978 (Composer)
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974 (Composer)
Coleman, Cy (Composer)
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 (Composer)
Burbridge, Edward (Set designer)
Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)
Monte, Elisa (Dancer)
Reich, Steve, 1936- (Composer)
Emmons, Beverly (Lighting designer)
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo (Choreographer)
Wedderburn, Junior "Gabu" (Composer)
Carlos, Laurie (Author)
Cousar, Terri (Costume designer)
Fox, Meg (Lighting designer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Chaya, Masazumi (Restager)
Giannini, Christina (Costume designer)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Composer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Performer)
LeCain/Charette Associates (Videographer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-03-26
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 1: Fontessa and friends (approx. 32 min.). Chor: Louis Johnson. Mus: John Lewis, James P. Johnson, Scott Joplin, Aram Khachaturian, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman, Giuseppe Verdi. Scen: Edward Burbridge. Cos: Louis Johnson. Lighting: Chenault Spence. Perf. by Renee Robinson (Fontessa); Desmond Richardson (Ragtime); Jonathan Phelps, Troy Powell, Matthew Rushing, Tracy Inman, Roger Bellamy, and Michael Thomas (clowns); Elizabeth Roxas and Antonio Carlos Scott (the lovers); Michael Joy (the man). -- Treading (approx. 16 min.). Chor: Elisa Monte. Mus: Steve Reich (excerpt from Music for 18 musicians). Cos: Marisol. Lighting: Beverly Emmons. Perf. by Roxas and Richardson. -- Cassette 2: Shelter (approx. 24 min.). Chor: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Mus: Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn. Text: Hattie Gossett, Laurie Carlos (Belongo), and various news sources. Cos: Terri Cousar. Lighting: Meg Fox. Perf. by Sarita Allen, Raquelle Chavis, Deborah Manning, Danielle Gee, Toni Pierce, and Desire Vlad. -- The river (approx. 37 min.). Chor: Alvin Ailey, restaged by Masazumi Chaya. Mus: Duke Ellington (The river). Cos: A. Christina Giannini. Lighting: Spence. Cast: Spring: Richardson, Gee, Vlad, Chavis, Linda-Denise Evans, Karine Plantadit, Lydia Roberts, Pierce, Rushing, Phelps, Bellamy, Thomas, Powell, Inman, and Joy; Meander: Pierce, Andre Tyson, and Scott; Giggling rapids: Manning and Dwight Rhoden; Lake: Robinson, Leonard Meek, |||| and company; Falls: Rhoden, Phelps, Bellamy, and Rushing; Vortex: Evans; Riba (Mainstream): Powell and company; Twin cities: Roxas, Richardson, and company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2295
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3870 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by LeCain/Charette Associates, at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, on March 26, 1993, 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 Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (109 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936044685-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175069
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 94592c80-86a9-0135-940f-3f52bea3db1f
Rights Statement
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  • 1993: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 10, 2023.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater