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Title
Complexions--A Concept in Dance
Additional title: Complexions--A Concept in Dance
Additional 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)
Names
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Rhoden, Dwight (Director)
Richardson, Desmond (Director)
Richardson, Desmond
Richardson, Desmond (Speaker)
Burns, Mark
Damiani, Alexandra
Joo, Jae Man
Pacilli, Mossimo
Paik, Chan
Rodderick, Rhea
Scott, Deanna
Thomas, Kevin, dancer
Trice, Nathan
Wideman, Tanya
Williams, Sheri
Rigert, Rebecca
Davis, Thaddeus
Thomas, Michael, active 1990
Long, Andrea, 1966-
Allen, Sarita
Ares, Cristina
Crockett, Katherine
Johnson, Lisa
Morinoue, Miho (Author)
Parker, Miriam
Pobega, Alisia
Powell, Troy
Swift, Askia
Taylor, Ryan
Tesch, Markus
White, Sarah
Williams, Donald
Gee, Danielle
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)
Vagabond Video
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture
New York Public Library. Dance Collection
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1998
Table of Contents
Reel 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2463
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5836 (former)
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
two-dimensional moving image
Dance
Video
Notes
Statement of responsibility: 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.
Accompanied by house program.
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.
Performers: Danced by Complexions--A Concept in Dance.
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 Description
Extent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (109 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY99-F379
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14090282
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1bd0d120-8b66-0135-a469-593beea2601c
Rights Statement
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  • 1998: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
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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. 1998. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/69b0bb18-2e82-4b5f-86e9-c203f870fa6e

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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/69b0bb18-2e82-4b5f-86e9-c203f870fa6e

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1998). Complexions--A Concept in Dance Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/69b0bb18-2e82-4b5f-86e9-c203f870fa6e

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Complexions--A Concept in Dance