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Title
A celebration in memory of the life and work of John W. Wilson (1927-1992)
Names
White, 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)
Collection

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1992
Table of Contents
Cassette 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).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8475
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6075 (former)
Topics
Dance Theater Workshop
Wilson, John W, 1927-1992
Memorial service
Choreographers
Composers
Dadaism
Dance
Genres
Filmed performances
Music
Notes
Content: Title and program information from accompanying house program.
Creation/production credits: Lighting, Phil Sandström.
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 Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (111 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Videocassette
Description
Memorial service for John W. Wilson, a dancer, choreographer, composer, and performer of Dada theater.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F752
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14430628
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 15a2f060-84f0-0135-3f80-433374a7272b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1992: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A celebration in memory of the life and work of John W. Wilson (1927-1992)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2657fcd3-65b3-4908-acd0-2debeacdf1b9

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A celebration in memory of the life and work of John W. Wilson (1927-1992)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2657fcd3-65b3-4908-acd0-2debeacdf1b9

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1992). A celebration in memory of the life and work of John W. Wilson (1927-1992) Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2657fcd3-65b3-4908-acd0-2debeacdf1b9

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A celebration in memory of the life and work of John W. Wilson (1927-1992)