Michael Kaniecki's polka party
NamesKaniecki, Michael (Host)May, Salley (Creator)Dee, Denise (Speaker)Moran, John (Speaker)Zippi, Daniel (Performer)Saunders, Scott (Cinematographer)Harrison, Matthew (Cinematographer)McGrath, Bob (Director)Nussbaum, Karl (Cinematographer)Sexton, Michael (Director)Dawson, Lori A (Lighting designer)Ridge Theater (New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)Film Crash (Organization) (Contributor)Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)Video D Studios (Videographer)Kaniecki, Michael (Author)Kaniecki, Michael (Performer)May, Salley (Performer)
Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1990 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsReel 1 (ca. 53 min.). Is it being Polish (that brings out the ham in me?) / performed by Michael Kaniecki and the New Pilsudskis (Tom Laverack, Larry Fessenden, George M, Andy Zimmerman) with Salley May, Mia Hansford, Ed Sikov, and the Polka Partiers. Missing home / film by Scott Saunders of Film Crash (filmmakers' organization). Poor visibility. Reading / by Denise Dee. No audio. Hot pink messages from Christ / film by Matthew Harrison of Film Crash. Poor visibility. Monologue / by John Moran. No audio. Reel 2. What language am I speaking? (ca. 16 min.) / performance piece by Salley May ; sound, Joseph Kaufman. Love songs for the S.S. [conclusion] (ca. 23 min.) / see credits below. The beginning of this number is recorded at the end of reel 3. Reel 3 (ca. 60 min.). Raffle. [Polish folk song] / taught by Ed Sikov, the stage manager. Scene from Star boarder / [written] by Michael Kaniecki ; directed by Bob McGrath ; performed by members of Ridge Theater: Lynette Sheldon-Alexander (Vern Sadiecki, mother), Anne Shea (Ginia Sadiecki, daughter). No audio. What God did on his day off / film by Karl Nussbaum of Film Crash. Poor visibility. Songs from Confessions of an aging adolescent / performed by Daniel Zippi. Love songs for the S.S. [beginning] / performed by Michael Kaniecki, with members of Ridge Theater directed by Michael Sexton. The conclusion of this number is recorded at the end of reel 2.What God did on his day off / film by Karl Nussbaum of Film Crash. Poor visibility.Songs from Confessions of an aging adolescent / performed by Daniel Zippi.Love songs for the S.S. [beginning] / performed by Michael Kaniecki, with members of Ridge Theater directed by Michael Sexton. The conclusion of this number is recorded at the end of reel 2.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 4804Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5874 (former)
TopicsDance Theater WorkshopPolkasPolish AmericansPerformance artExperimental filmsDrama
NotesContent: Accompanied by house program.Content: No audio for the performances by Denise Dee, John Moran, and Ridge Theater.Performers: Master of ceremonies: Michael Kaniecki.Venue: Videotaped in performance at Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, as part of the Winter Events, on March 20, 1990, by Video D Studios.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (152 min.) : sound, colorPoor visibility for the films by Scott Saunders, Matthew Harrison, and Karl Nussbaum.
DescriptionEvening of music, films, and performance art. The final work, Michael Kaniecki's Love songs for the S.S., begins on reel 3 and is concluded on reel 2.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F3169NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13987289Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 338d90b0-4b5d-0133-b0f1-60f81dd2b63c
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