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National Dance Institute (U.S.) (Creator)
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-
Dia, Maria Di
Norris, Lee
Amram, David
Charnin, Martin
Collins, Judy, 1939-
Corea, Chick
Hyman, Dick, 1927-
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989
Yu, Dacheng
Albers, Dede
David, Nina
Guangming, Yan
Jablons, Elissa
Korjhan, Victorio
Lehman, Amy
Zhang, Ping
Weinstein, Ellen
Yao, Yong
Fan, Silian
Katz, Alex
Abrams, Don
Yount, Kenneth M
Li, Keyu
Rubenstein, David
Basinski, Laurence
Burbank, Scott
Leachman, Cloris
Marquez, Melinda
Moore, Mary Tyler, 1936-2017
O'Brien, Shaun
Reinking, Ann
Bangura, Oya
Garcia, Yesenia
Rosenfeld, Erica
Shipper, Paul
Vaughan, Kevin
Brennan, Nora
Larson, Liz
Carro, Joe Lo
Viviano, Sal
Ahola, Helen
Bliwas, Richard
Brett, Doug
Dinerstein, Adele
Distler, Jed
Gadbois, Heam
Gelpe, Joel
Hastil, Paul
Heller, Bill
Karush, Larry
Korman, Jerome
Prouty, David
Ortiz, Paco
Amador, Ricardo
Ochiai, Kumi
National Dance Institute (U.S.)
Boys' Choir of Harlem

National Dance Institute Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1986-06-01
Date Created: 1986-06-02
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4591
Dance in education
Dance for children
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: conceived, written and directed by Jacques d'Amboise.
Content: Dates taken from Making of China Dig, *MGZIDF 4589.
Creation/production credits: Produced by Maria Productions, Inc., Maria Di Dia; music arranged and conducted by Lee Norris, with original selections composed by David Amram, Martin Charnin, Judy Collins, Chick Corea, Dick Hyman, Lee Norris, Virgil Thomson, Yu Dacheng; lyrics by Martin Charnin, Judy Collins, and Jacques d'Amboise; choreography by Jacques d'Amboise, with Dede Albers, Nina David, Yan Guangming, Elissa Jablons, Victorio Korjhan, Amy Lehman, Zhang Ping, Ellen Weinstein, Yao Yong; Act I scenery, Fan Silian; Act II scenery, Alex Katz; lighting by Don Abrams; costumes for National Dance Institute, Kenneth M. Yount; costumes for the People's Republic of China, Li Keyu. Production staff: production coordinator, Rosemary Carey; stage manager, David Rubenstein; sound designer, Weisberg Audio, Laurence Basinski. Video editor, Scott Burbank, Aztec Video Productions.
Performers: Starring Judy Collins, Victorio Korjhan, Cloris Leachman, Melinda Marquez, Mary Tyler Moore, Shaun O'Brien, Ann Reinking, New York Dancing Police; and the Five Adventurers: Oya Bangura, Yesenia Garcia, Erica Rosenfeld, Paul Shipper, Kevin Vaughan. With over 1,500 children from National Dance Institute's New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Maine programs. Special guests, 56 children from People's Republic of China, overall artistic director, Sun Guangyan. Additional singers, Nora Brennan, Liz Larson, Joe Lo Carro, Sal Viviano, The Boys Choir of Harlem. Pianists and musicians, Hellen Ahola, Richard Bliwas, Doug Brett, Adele Dinerstein, Jed Distler, Heam Gadbois, Joel Gelpe, Paul Hastil, Bill Heller, Larry Karush, Jerome Korman, David Prouty; flamenco singer, Paco Ortiz; guitarists, Ricardo Amador, Kumi Ochiai.
Venue: Recorded June 1-2, 1986 Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Acquisition: Gift; Jacques D'Amboise, 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (53 min) :sound, color.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 954585477
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21049355
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 63494680-935c-0136-44cd-0b318d3452fc
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  • 1986: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "NDI's 1986 Event of the Year " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986 - 1986.

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NDI's 1986 Event of the Year