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Title
A song & dance for Barbara Allen
Additional title: A song and dance for Barbara Allen
Additional title: Barbara Allen (Choreographic work : Harris)
Names
Tweed, Tommy, 1908-1971 (Host)
Webb, Bruce (Singer)
Pasen, Evelyn (Singer)
Curtis, Greg (Singer)
Adams, David (Dancer)
Jarvis, Lilian (Dancer)
Harris, Joey (Dancer)
Leigh, Angela (Dancer)
Kenney, Colleen (Dancer)
Moller, Ray (Dancer)
Aaron, Myrna (Dancer)
Strate, Grant, 1927- (Dancer)
Stewart, Katharine (Dancer)
Rollo, Marilyn (Dancer)
Dynowska, Oldyna (Dancer)
Kraemer, Franz, 1914-1999 (Producer)
Applebaum, Louis, 1918-2000 (Composer)
Crum, George, 1926- (Conductor)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
Collection

National Ballet of Canada Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1955-04-17
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8814
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5483 (former)
Topics
The ballad of Barbara Allen
Folk songs, English
Genres
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Music
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; produced by Franz Kraemer ; choreography by Joey Harris ; [original] music by Lou Applebaum.
Content: Accompanied by data sheet.
Creation/production credits: Musical direction, George Crum ; sets, R.B. Hall ; lighting, Maurice French.
Performers: Folk singers: Bruce Webb, Evelyn Pasen, Greg Curtis.
Performers: Danced by the National Ballet of Canada.
Performers: David Adams (witchboy), Lillian Jarvis (Barbara), Joey Harris (preacher), Angela Leigh and Colleen Kenney (witches), Ray Moller (the witchboy's rival), Myrna Aaron and Grant Strate (Barbara's parents), Katharine Stewart (the conjure woman), Marilyn Rollo (gossiping girl), Oldyna Dynowska (spinster).
Venue: Telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the series Scope on April 17, 1955.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Description
Program centered on the folk song "Barbara Allen," including a discussion by Tommy Tweed about its origins and widespread appeal; performances of the song and other folk songs by Bruce Webb, Evelyn Pasen, and Greg Curtis; and the screen version of the ballet Barbara Allen (originally titled Dark of the moon), choreographed for the National Ballet of Canada by Joey Harris.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F2644
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13681536
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f15362d0-85af-0135-ec46-0171f3e5eef8
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Creator Born
  • 1955: Created
  • 1971: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A song & dance for Barbara Allen" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1955. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2645da72-6e50-43ef-8ba3-73bd52b5adde

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A song & dance for Barbara Allen" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 19, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2645da72-6e50-43ef-8ba3-73bd52b5adde

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1955). A song & dance for Barbara Allen Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2645da72-6e50-43ef-8ba3-73bd52b5adde

Wikipedia Citation

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A song & dance for Barbara Allen