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Title
Complexions--A Concept in Dance
Additional title: Complexions--A Concept in Dance
Additional title: Frames (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Global warming (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Romeo & Julio (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Growth (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
Additional title: Inkblot (Choreographic work : Rhoden and Richardson)
Names
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Richardson, Desmond
Richardson, Desmond
Thomas, Michael, active 1990
Williams, Sheri
Rigert, Rebecca
Gates, Jodie
Taylor, Ryan
Scott, Antonio Carlos (Composer)
Allen, Sarita
Damiani, Alexandra
Diaz, Alicia
Freeman, Christopher Bryson
Joo, Jae Man
Lizalde, Ricky (Costume designer)
Morinoue, Miho
Cabassa, Nelson
Scott, Deanna
White, Sarah
Hendrickson-Smith, Ian (Arranger)
Rhoden, Dwight (Lyricist)
Jackson, Wyatt (Composer)
Hart, Mickey (Composer)
Harris, Kemp, 1952- (Composer)
Sosa, Emilio (Costume designer)
Prater, Becky (Costume designer)
Sather, Ann (Costume designer)
Bonitsky, Daniel (Lighting designer)
Toliver, Tricia (Lighting designer)
Herst, Betsy (Lighting designer)
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 (Composer)
Petrilli, Steven (Lighting designer)
Reich, Steve, 1936- (Composer)
Woods, Collier (Lighting designer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Holub, Jenny (Videographer)
Ward, Penny (Videographer)
Complexions (Dance company)
Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York Public Library. Dance Collection
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1997
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Frames (1993) (ca. 28 min.) / choreography, Dwight Rhoden ; music, Wyatt Jackson, Casualty Park, Mickey Hart, Kemp Harris ; lyrics, Dwight Rhoden ; original costume design, Emilio Sosa, re-created by Becky Prater and Ann Sather ; original lighting, Daniel Bonitsky, re-created by Tricia Toliver ; danced by Desmond Richardson, Michael Thomas, Sheri Williams, Rebecca Rigert ; Stanza 1, Love, danced by the cast ; Stanza 2, Falling, danced by the cast ; Stanza 3, In, danced by the cast ; Stanza 4, Therefore, danced by Thomas and Williams ; Stanza 5, Moonlight, danced by Richardson ; Stanza 6, Free, danced by the cast.
Global warming: duet (1996) (ca. 10 min.) / choreography, Dwight Rhoden ; music, Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Ricky Lizalde ; lighting, Betsy Herst, Tricia Toliver ; danced by Jodie Gates and Ryan Taylor.
Romeo & Julio (world premiere) (ca. 14 min.) / choreography, Dwight Rhoden ; music, Sergey Prokofiev, rearranged by Ian Hendrickson-Smith ; costumes, Ricky Lizalde ; lighting, Stephen Petrilli ; danced by Desmond Richardson and Antonio Carlos Scott ; music performed by Ian Hendrickson-Smith (saxophone), Richard DeBonis (drums), Jennifer Vincent (bass), Jeremy Manasia (piano).
Growth--a part of the bigger picture (1994) (ca. 8 min.) / choreography, Dwight Rhoden ; music, Steve Reich ; lighting, Collier Woods, re-created by Tricia Toliver ; danced by Sheri Williams.
Reel 2. Inkblot (world premiere) (ca. 48 min.) / choreography, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson ; music, Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Ricky Lizalde ; lighting, Stephen Petrilli ; danced by the Company. The sections of the work are: The visit -- White room -- Matrix -- Blots 1-5 -- Id -- Hemispheres -- Ego -- Rapid eye movement -- Superego -- Clinical -- Homeostasis.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2431
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5562 (former)
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
two-dimensional moving image
Dance
Video
Notes
Statement of responsibility: artistic direction by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.
Accompanied by house program.
Recording made possible by the cooperation of Complexions--A Concept in Dance and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Performers: Danced by Complexions--A Concept in Dance: Sarita Allen, Alexandra Damiani, Alicia Díaz, Chris Freeman, Jodie Gates, Jae Man Joo, Ricky Lizalde, Miho Morinoue, Nelson Cabassa, Deanna Scott, Rebecca Rigert, Antonio Carlos Scott, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Michael Thomas, Sarah White, Sheri Williams.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music Majestic Theater, New York, on September 19, 1997; video directed by Johannes Holub; camera, Jenny Holub, Penny Ward.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (110 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F655
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13397767
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe847ea0-8b65-0135-1e79-0373f1ba8124
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1997: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Complexions--A Concept in Dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/4185a275-9a2c-4ec4-a2d5-999caaa18f2f

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Complexions--A Concept in Dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/4185a275-9a2c-4ec4-a2d5-999caaa18f2f

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1997). Complexions--A Concept in Dance Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/4185a275-9a2c-4ec4-a2d5-999caaa18f2f

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Complexions--A Concept in Dance