A celebration in memory of the life and work of John W. Wilson (1927-1992)
NamesWhite, David R (Speaker)Jowitt, Deborah (Narrator)Wolff, Maris (Dancer)Kroos, Mort (Author)Wilson-Houston, Mhari (Dancer)Duval, Charles (Performer)Wilson, John W., 1927-1992 (Composer)Lang, Margaret Ruthven (Composer)Grant, Patrick (Composer)Tucholsky, Kurt, 1890-1935 (Author)Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948 (Author)Andre, Cheryl (Choreographer)Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 (Composer)Aragon, 1897-1982 (Creator)Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924 (Composer)Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)Video D Studios (Videographer)
Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1992
Table of ContentsCassette 1 (ca. 57 min.). Welcome / by David R. White, executive director of Dance Theater Workshop. [Opening] remarks / by Deborah Jowitt. [Remarks] / by Diane Wilson, sister of John W. Wilson. Two excerpts from Lear limericks: The bluebottle fly [and] The young person of Ayr / choreography, John W. Wilson ; music, John W. Wilson and Margaret Ruthven Lang, taped by John W. Wilson (piano) and Marcy Jellison (soprano) ; danced by Maris Wolff. [Slides of John W. Wilson] / narrated by Deborah Jowitt. [Letter from Gerald Arpino] / read by Paul Sutherland. Excerpts from Many moons [opera] / music and libretto, John W. Wilson, based on a story by James Thurber ; sung by Jean Richards (Lenore), Rick Defillips (jester) ; pianist, Bob Rogers. Video collage / compiled by Brunilda Ruiz and Paul Sutherland ; includes excerpts from three works choreographed by John W. Wilson: Bachianas, Eulalie/Ulalume, and Ecossaises. Wilson also performs in all three works, full credits for which appear on frame. Cassette 2 (ca. 54 min.). Video collage, continued. Jay-oh-ay-chen / a musical tribute to John W. Wilson for soloist and chorus ; composed and directed by Patrick Grant ; sung by Joanie Fritz (soloist), with Victor DiLorenzo, Patrick Grant, Bobby Hiegar, Michael Shenker, Illion Troya, Thomas Walker (chorus). Shall I? / based on writings by Kurt Tucholsky and Mort Kroos ; performed by Mort Kroos. Rackadicka-oiseautal / excerpts from writings by Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters ; performed by Mort Kroos. For Dad / choreography, Cheryl Andre ; music, Erik Satie (Gymnopedie no. 1) ; danced by Mhari Wilson-Houston (daughter of John W. Wilson). DADA video / recorded in Richmond, Va., in 1990 ; excerpts from a Dada performance by John W. Wilson. Poems Aragon / written by Louis Aragon ; performed by Charles Duval and Mort Kroos. Songs by Fauré / audio only ; music, Gabriel Fauré ; recorded by John W. Wilson (singer/pianist).Shall I? / based on writings by Kurt Tucholsky and Mort Kroos ; performed by Mort Kroos.Rackadicka-oiseautal / excerpts from writings by Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters ; performed by Mort Kroos.For Dad / choreography, Cheryl Andre ; music, Erik Satie (Gymnopedie no. 1) ; danced by Mhari Wilson-Houston (daughter of John W. Wilson).DADA video / recorded in Richmond, Va., in 1990 ; excerpts from a Dada performance by John W. Wilson.Poems Aragon / written by Louis Aragon ; performed by Charles Duval and Mort Kroos.Songs by Fauré / audio only ; music, Gabriel Fauré ; recorded by John W. Wilson (singer/pianist).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8475Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6075 (former)
TopicsDance Theater WorkshopWilson, John W, 1927-1992Memorial serviceChoreographersComposersDadaismDance
NotesContent: Title and program information from accompanying house program.Performers: Master of ceremonies: Deborah Jowitt.Venue: Videotaped at DTW's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on May 17, 1992, by Video D Studios.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (111 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionMemorial service for John W. Wilson, a dancer, choreographer, composer, and performer of Dada theater.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F752NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14430628Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 15a2f060-84f0-0135-3f80-433374a7272b
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