Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAdditional title: Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAdditional title: RiverAdditional title: Suite OtisAdditional title: River (Choreographic work : Ailey)Additional title: Suite Otis (Choreographic work : Faison)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Asca, GuillermoEvans, Linda-DeniseBellamy, RogerBolles, MucuyGaddis, BernardPlantadit, KarineSandy, SolangeThomas, Michael, active 1990Gerodias, JeffreySands, UriThomas, NashaRushing, Matthew, 1973-Smallwood, DwanaWitter, RichardPowell, TroyJohnson, LisaCáceres, LindaMachanic, AmosFranklin, EdwardRoxas, ElizabethLambert, VikkiaPhelps, JonathanAiley, AlvinEllington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Composer)Chaya, Masazumi (Restager)Johnson, Martha (Composer)Giannini, Christina (Costume designer)Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)Faison, George, 1945-Faison, George, 1945- (Costume designer)Redding, Otis, d. 1967 (Composer)Redding, Otis, d. 1967 (Performer)Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterLeCain/Charette AssociatesNew York Public Library. Dance Collection
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1997
Table of ContentsThe river (1990) (ca. 37 min.) / choreography, Alvin Ailey, restaged by Masazumi Chaya ; original score, Duke Ellington ("The river") ; original music coordination, Martha Johnson ; costumes, A. Christina Giannini ; lighting, Chenault Spence ; cast: Spring, danced by Richard Witter, Solange Sandy, Lisa Johnson, Mucuy Bolles, Linda Cáceres, Dwana Smallwood, Guillermo Asca, Jeffrey Gerodias, Uri Sands, Amos J. Machanic Jr., Edward Franklin ; Meander, danced by Solange Sandy, Edward Franklin, Amos J. Machanic Jr. ; Giggling rapids, danced by Mucuy Bolles, Matthew Rushing ; Lake, danced by Elizabeth Roxas, Bernard Gaddis, and Company ; Falls, danced by Edward Franklin, Richard Witter, Roger Bellamy, and Matthew Rushing ; Vortex, danced by Vikkia Lambert ; Riba (Mainstream), danced by Troy Powell and Company ; Twin cities, danced by Linda-Denise Evans, Richard Witter, and Company.Suite Otis (1971) (revival) (ca. 25 min.) / a tribute to the late Otis Redding, dedicated to Thelma Hill ; choreography and costumes, George Faison ; music composed and performed by Otis Redding ("Just one more day," "Can't turn you loose," "My lover's prayer," "I can't get no satisfaction," "I've been loving you too long," "Try a little tenderness") ; lighting, Chenault Spence ; danced by Nasha Thomas, Uri Sands, Lisa Johnson, Troy Powell, Linda Cáceres, Jonathan Phelps, Karine Plantadit-Bageot, Roger Bellamy, Elizabeth Roxas, Michael Thomas, Amos J. Machanic Jr.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2424Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5502 (former)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceVideo
NotesAccompanied by house program.Recording made possible by the cooperation of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Performers: Danced by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, Mass., on April 24, 1997, by LeCain/Charette Associates.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 DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (U-matic, NTSC) (62 min.) :sd., col. ;3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F461NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13231606Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d11d46b0-8a8d-0135-2585-06fcf49d37c6
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