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Get down!: Benefit for Performance Space 122

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Get down!: Benefit for Performance Space 122
Additional title: Force of circumstance (Choreographic work : Skaggs)
Additional title: Cross body ride (Choreographic work : McMahon)
Additional title: Barcarolle and nocturne (Choreographic work : Varone)
Additional title: State of darkness (Choreographic work : Fenley)
Russell, Mark, 1954- (Speaker)
Tropicana, Carmelita (Host)
Murrin, Tom (Performer)
Skaggs, Sarah (Choreographer)
Zambrano, David (Performer)
Fleming, Donald (Performer)
Varone, Doug (Choreographer)
Hughes, Holly (Performer)
Miller, Bebe (Choreographer)
Leslie, David (Performance artist) (Performer)
Fenley, Molissa (Choreographer)
Yarden, Guy (Musician)
Cochrane, Chris (Musician)
Cartwright, George (Musician)
Hoskin, Paul (Musician)
Oleszko, Pat (Performer)
Bush, Lisa (Choreographer)
Hwang, Koosil-ja, 1960- (Dancer)
Nieland, Charles (Composer)
McMahon, Jeff (Director)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Ferri, David (Lighting designer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Perron, Wendy (Choreographer)
Performance Space 122 (Event place)
Ninth Street Theater (Company) (Performer)
Bosho (Musical group) (Performer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)

PS 122 Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1988-02-05
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1 (approx. 62 min.): [Music, stilt dancing, torch dance/juggling], perf. by Ninth Street Theater and Lam Street Band. -- [Comedy act], perf. by the Alien Comic (Tom Murrin). -- Force of circumstance, chor/perf. by Sarah Skaggs. -- Cross body ride [film]. Director/camera/editor: Jeff McMahon. Score: Charles Nieland. Perf. on film by David Zambrano and Donald Fleming. -- Nocturne in D flat major. Chor/perf: Doug Varone. Mus: Frédéric Chopin. -- [Performance piece], perf. by Holly Hughes. -- Reel 2 (approx. 61 min.): The hell dances: excerpt from a work-in-progress. Chor/perf: Bebe Miller. Mus: Saqqara Dogs. -- Raffle drawing, with Pat Oleszko in goose costume. -- The avant garde breaks into midtown [video of a performance at the Equitable Tower, New York, on October 1, 1987], perf. by David Leslie with kung fu artists from New York Wu Shu Academy. -- Speech by Mark Russell, executive director of Performance Space 122. -- State of darkness, chor/perf. by Molissa Fenley. Mus: Igor Stravinsky (The rite of spring). -- [Musical piece], perf. by Guy Yarden, Chris Cochrane, George Cartwright, and Paul Hoskin. -- Reel 3 (approx. 12 min.): [Don't tell us]: excerpt from a work-in-progress. Chor: Wendy Perron. Mus: Bosho [musical group]. Perf. by Lisa Bush and Kumiko Kimoto.
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2812
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3718 (former)
Benefit performances
Arts fund raising
Performance art
Music -- United States
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance by Video D Studios for Dance Theater Workshop's Dance/Video Access project at Performance Space 122, New York, on February 5, 1988 (8 p.m.). Host: Carmelita Tropicana.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (135 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175188
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 33603d40-b2bd-0131-1394-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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  • 1988: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Get down!: Benefit for Performance Space 122" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/344be560-b2bd-0131-c0bf-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Get down!: Benefit for Performance Space 122" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/344be560-b2bd-0131-c0bf-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). Get down!: Benefit for Performance Space 122 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/344be560-b2bd-0131-c0bf-3c075448cc4b

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Get down!: Benefit for Performance Space 122