A song for dead warriorsAdditional title: Song for dead warriors (Choreographic work : Smuin)
NamesLópez, Antonio (Dancer)Cisneros, Evelyn (Dancer)Vest, Vane (Dancer)Russell, Paul, 1947- (Dancer)Topciy, Alexander (Dancer)Ficzere, Attila (Dancer)Sund, Robert (Dancer)Ruud, Tomm (Dancer)Smuin, Michael (Choreographer)Fox, Charles, 1940- (Composer)Kim, Willa (Set designer)Kim, Willa (Costume designer)Kinberg, Judy (Producer)Brockway, Merrill (Director)Brubach, Holly (Author)San Francisco Ballet (Dancer)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.) (Producer)
Dance in America Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1984-01-16Place: New York, N.Y.Publisher: WNET/13
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9425Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-674 (former)
TopicsOakes, Richard, 1942-1972Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History -- Indian occupation, 1969-1971
GenresTelevision programsTelevised danceFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: co-produced by WNET/13, New York, and KQED, San Francisco ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by Michael Smuin ; music by Charles Fox.Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Willa Kim ; projections, Ronald Chase ; written by Holly Brubach.Performers: Antonio Lopez (Young Indian); Evelyn Cisneros (His Indian girl-friend); Vane Vest (White Law Officer); Paul Russell, Alexander Topciy, Attila Ficzere, Robert Sund, Tomm Ruud (Ancestral Chiefs).Venue: Recorded on October 14, 1983. Telecast by WNET/13, New York on January 16, 1984 on the Dance in America series.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionA ballet inspired by events in the life of American Indian activist Richard Oakes. A series of vignettes traces the story of an Indian man from his birth to his death, and, in so doing, reflects on the situation of the contemporary American Indian. The ballet is followed by choreographer Smuin's explanation of its genesis and a documentary about Richard Oakes and the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-1971).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY847039597-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160600Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 694da410-9181-0135-47c3-0d54447d95ca
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