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Title
First steps
Names
Haimes, Ted (Producer)
Artsconnection (Firm) (Organizer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (Associated name)
New York School for Circus Arts (Associated name)
Big Apple Circus (Associated name)
Haimes, Ted (Director)
Haimes, Ted (Photographer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2779
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4070 (former)
Topics
Ballet dancing for children -- Study and teaching
Dance for children -- Study and teaching
Acrobatics
Circus
Genres
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Notes
Biographical/historical: Originally released as a motion picture in 1981; re-issued as a videotape by Phoenix/BFA Films and Video in 1984.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Creation/production credits: Producers: Ted Haimes and Pamela Emil. Executive producer (for ArtsConnection): Richard Levy. Director/photographer: Ted Haimes.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (26 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Documentary on the Young Talent Search and Training Program, organized by ArtsConnection in collaboration with New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, Board of Education, and Youth Board. The program provides opportunities for children from public elementary schools to train in dance or circus techniques (e.g., acrobatics, rope dancing) at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center or the New York School for Circus Arts/Big Apple Circus. The documentary traces the students' progress from auditions to classes and private lessons. Interviews with children, parents, and instructors provide insights into their respective expectations and aspirations.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175709
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9887870-9e85-0132-810f-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "First steps" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ea91a9a0-9e85-0132-6d17-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "First steps" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 25, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ea91a9a0-9e85-0132-6d17-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). First steps Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ea91a9a0-9e85-0132-6d17-3c075448cc4b

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First steps