Complexions--A Concept in DanceAdditional title: Play (Choreographic work : Rhoden)Additional title: Growth (Choreographic work : Rhoden)Additional title: Inkblot (Choreographic work : Rhoden and Richardson)Additional title: Giving up (Choreographic work : Rhoden)Additional title: Saturation (Choreographic work : Rhoden)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Rhoden, Dwight (Director)Richardson, Desmond (Director)Richardson, Desmond (Dancer)Richardson, Desmond (Speaker)Burns, Mark (Dancer)Damiani, Alexandra (Dancer)Joo, Jae Man (Dancer)Pacilli, Mossimo (Dancer)Paik, Chan (Dancer)Rodderick, Rhea (Dancer)Scott, Deanna (Dancer)Thomas, Kevin, dancer (Dancer)Trice, Nathan (Dancer)Wideman, Tanya (Dancer)Williams, Sheri (Dancer)Rigert, Rebecca (Dancer)Davis, Thaddeus (Dancer)Thomas, Michael, active 1990 (Dancer)Long, Andrea, 1966- (Dancer)Allen, Sarita (Dancer)Ares, Cristina (Dancer)Crockett, Katherine (Dancer)Johnson, Lisa (Dancer)Morinoue, Miho, dancer (Author)Parker, Miriam (Dancer)Pobega, Alisia (Dancer)Powell, Troy (Dancer)Swift, Askia (Dancer)Taylor, Ryan (Dancer)Tesch, Markus (Dancer)White, Sarah (Dancer)Williams, Donald (Dancer)Gee, Danielle (Singer)Korsch, Michael (Lighting designer)Galindo, Cesar (Costume designer)Reich, Steve, 1936- (Composer)Woods, Collier (Lighting designer)Lizalde, Ricky (Costume designer)Petrilli, Steven (Lighting designer)Hathaway, Donny (Composer)Prater, Becky (Costume designer)Scott, Antonio Carlos (Composer)Steiner, Charles (Videographer)Complexions (Dance company) (Performer)Vagabond Video (Videographer)Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture (Presenter)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Rhoden, Dwight (Director)Rhoden, Dwight (Speaker)Scott, Antonio Carlos (Lyricist)Scott, Antonio Carlos (Dancer)Scott, Antonio Carlos (Singer)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1998-10-17
Table of ContentsReel 1. Introduction (ca. 4 min.) / by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. |||| Play (1995) (ca. 23 min.) / music performed live by Eli Fountain and his Percussion Discussion ; costumes, Cesar Galindo ; danced by Mark Burns, Alexandra Damiani, Jae Man Joo, Mossimo Pacilli, Chan Paik, Rhea Rodderick, Deanna Scott, Kevin Thomas, Nathan Trice, Tanya Wideman. The sections of the work are: Anthem / danced by Mossimo Pacilli and Nathan Trice -- Fore play / danced by full cast -- 1st base / danced by Alexandra Damiani and Chan Paik -- 2nd base / danced by Jae Man Joo and Tanya Wideman -- 3rd base / danced by Rhea Rodderick and Kevin Thomas -- 4th base / danced by Mark Burns and Deanna Scott -- Post play / danced by full cast. |||| Growth--a part of the bigger picture (1994) (ca. 8 min.) / music, Steve Reich ; lighting, Collier Woods, re-created by Michael Korsch ; danced by Sheri Williams. |||| Super-ego (excerpt from Inkblot) (1997) (ca. 5 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Ricky Lizalde ; lighting, Stephen Petrilli, re-created by Michael Korsch ; danced by Rebecca Rigert and Antonio Carlos Scott. |||| Giving up (world premiere) (ca. 7 min.) / music, Donny Hathaway ; costumes, Becky Prater ; lighting, Michael Korsch ; danced by Thaddeus Davis and Michael Thomas. |||| Saturn (excerpt from Saturation, 1st installation) (1998) (ca. 5 min.) / music, Antonio Carlos Scott ; costumes, Becky Prater ; danced by Mark Burns and Andrea Long. |||| Solo--Dwight Rhoden self-portrait (1998) (ca. 4 min.) / music, the artist formerly known as Prince ; costume, Becky Prater ; lighting, Michael Korsch ; danced by Desmond Richardson. |||| Reel 2. Saturation, 2nd installation (world premiere) (ca. 51 min.) / music and lyrics, Antonio Carlos Scott ; trumpet improvisations, Justin Kaisor ; costumes, Becky Prater ; paintings, Miho Morinoue ; video art, Hilden/Hahn ; danced by Sarita Allen, Cristina Ares, Mark Burns, Katherine Crockett, Alexandra Damiani, Lisa Johnson, Jae Man Joo, Miho Morinoue, Chan Paik, Miriam Parker, Alisia Pobega, Troy Powell, Desmond Richardson, Rebecca Rigert, Rhea Rodderick, Antonio Carlos Scott, Deanna Scott, Askia Swift, Ryan Taylor, Marcus Tesch, Kevin Thomas, Nathan Trice, Sarah White, Tanya Wideman, Donald Williams ; vocalists, Danielle Gee, Antonio Carlos Scott. The sections of the work are: 1, Hard hearted heart ; 2, Mother/father ; 3, Last dance ; 4, Blood in the basin ; 5, Was it peace?
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2463Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5836 (former)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesCreation/production credits: presented by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson in conjunction with The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture ; artistic direction by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson ; choreography by Dwight Rhoden.Content: Accompanied by house program.Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Complexions--A Concept in Dance, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Lighting and technical direction, Michael Korsch.Venue: Videotaped in performance at The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, Bronx, New York, on October 17, 1998 ; a Vagabond Video production ; videography, Charlie Steiner and Stephanie Vevers ; editing, Charlie Steiner.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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (109 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F379NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14090282Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1bd0d120-8b66-0135-a469-593beea2601c
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