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Dance Theatre of Harlem
Additional title: Signs and wonders (Choreographic work : King)
Additional title: Joplin dances (Choreographic work : Garland)
Additional title: Song for dead warriors (Choreographic work : Smuin)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Rouse, Cedric (Dancer)
Williams, Donald (Dancer)
Garland, Robert, dancer (Dancer)
Davis, Thaddeus (Dancer)
Taylor, Ryan (Dancer)
Saunders, Keith A., 1953- (Dancer)
Collins, Vince (Dancer)
Burns, Mark (Dancer)
Landers, Calvin Shawn (Dancer)
Attles, Lisa (Dancer)
Johnson, Virginia, 1950- (Dancer)
Gordon, Kellye (Dancer)
Brown, Karen, 1955- (Dancer)
Gomes, Bethania (Dancer)
Hooks, Tassia (Dancer)
Johnson, Christina (Dancer)
Johnson, Patrick, ballet dancer (Dancer)
Tyrus, Judy (Dancer)
Hunter, Charmaine (Dancer)
Dominguez, Luis (Dancer)
Van Heerden, Augustus (Dancer)
LaMarche, David (Arranger)
King, Alonzo (Choreographer)
Rosenwasser, Robert (Costume designer)
Woodall, Sandra (Costume designer)
Pinkham, Lisa (Lighting designer)
Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917 (Composer)
Scott, James, 1885-1938 (Composer)
Lamb, Joseph F. (Joseph Francis), 1887-1960 (Composer)
Matthews, Artie, 1888-1958 (Composer)
Michel, Carl, 1928-2004 (Set designer)
Michel, Carl, 1928-2004 (Costume designer)
Meek, Kevin (Lighting designer)
Smuin, Michael (Choreographer)
Ficzere, Attila (Restager)
Fox, Charles (Composer)
Kim, Willa (Set designer)
Kim, Willa (Costume designer)
Slocum, Sara Linnie (Lighting designer)
Shepard, Robert (Videographer)
Dance Theatre of Harlem (Performer)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
LaMarche, David (Conductor)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-03-14
Table of Contents
Cassette 1. Signs and wonders (ca. 27 min.) / choreography, Alonzo King ; music, traditional African (Cameroon "Hut song"; Drums of Africa, "The globe trotters"; Tabala Wolof Sufi drumming of Senegal, "Dembe"; traditional Senegal "Sama doom jangal"; Tchad "Chant de selle"; Guinea and Senegal "Work song"; traditional Ethiopian "Music dorze") ; costumes, Robert Rosenwasser and Sandra Woodall ; lighting, Lisa Pinkham ; performed by Cedric Rouse, Donald Williams, Robert Garland, Thaddeus Davis, Ryan Taylor, Keith Saunders, Vince Collins, Mark Burns, Calvin Shawn Landers, Lisa Attles, Virginia Johnson, Kellye Gordon, Karen Brown, Bethania Gomes, Tassia Hooks, Christina Johnson. |||| The Joplin dances (ca. 25 min.) / choreography, Robert Garland ; music, Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, Artie Matthews, arranged by David LaMarche ; sets, props, and costumes, Carl Michel ; lighting, Kevin Meek ; cast: Scene I / performed by Karen Brown, Patrick Johnson, Tassia Hooks, and Keith Saunders -- Scene II / performed by Virginia Johnson and Donald Williams, with Christina Johnson, Judy Tyrus, Charmaine Hunter, Kellye Gordon, Lisa Attles, Cedric Rouse, Ryan Taylor, and Lenore Pavlakos, Tanya Wideman, Simone Cardoso, Bethania Gomes, Zalika Proctor ; conductor, David LaMarche. |||| Cassette 2. A song for dead warriors (ca. 43 min.) / choreography, Michael Smuin, staged by Attila Ficzere and Alison Dean ; music, Charles Fox ; scenery and costumes, Willa Kim ; lighting, Sara Linnie Slocum ; projection designs, Ronald Chase ; Indian dance consultant, Jasper Redrobe ; Indian singers and drummers, Tootoosie Family ; Native American advisor, Sacheen Little Feather ; research consultant, Stephen K. Smuin ; cast: Birth / performed by Luis Dominguez -- Ancestral chiefs / performed by Keith Saunders, Cubie Burke, Calvin Shawn Landers, Donald Williams, Augustus van Heerden -- Reservation / performed by Christina Johnson, Luis Dominguez, with Tanya Wideman, Calvin Shawn Landers, Simone Cardoso, Andre Levitt, Zalika Proctor, Mark Burns, Bethania Gomes, Laveen Naidu, Pei-Yu Wu, Ryan Taylor -- The law / performed by Patrick Johnson with Cedric Rouse, Thaddeus Davis, Robert Garland, Pierre Lockett -- Pool hall / performed by Laveen Naidu, Andre Levitt, Ryan Taylor, Mark Burns, Calvin Shawn Landers, Patrick Johnson, Luis Dominguez -- Vision / performed by Christina Johnson, Luis Dominguez, with Keith Saunders, Eddie J. Shellman, Tyrone Brooks, Donald Williams, Augustus van Heerden, Pei-Yu Wu, Mark Burns, Tanya Wideman, Ryan Taylor, Zalika Proctor, Andre Levitt, Lenore Pavlakos, Simone Cardoso, Bethania Gomes, Calvin Shawn Landers, Laveen Naidu, Tanya McClure, Chandra Moss -- Pool hall / performed by Luis Dominguez, Patrick Johnson, with Cedric Rouse, Robert Garland ; conductor, David LaMarche.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2326
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4399 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Creation/production credits: Artistic director, Arthur Mitchell ; executive director, Charmaine Jefferson.
Performers: Performed by Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, on March 14, 1995, by Robert Shepard.
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 Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (95 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12328055
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 366d07f0-7baf-0135-9177-0941d321db53
Rights Statement
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  • 1995: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Theatre of Harlem" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem