Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Donald McKayleAdditional title: Painted BrideAdditional title: P. BrideAdditional title: Alan #1 and #2Additional title: Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)Additional title: Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
NamesEdsall, Mary E (Moderator)McKayle, Donald, 1930- (Speaker)McKayle, Donald, 1930- (Choreographer)Barton, John, 1948- (Author)Maxwell, Carla (Speaker)Hess, Susan (Speaker)Hess, Susan (Director)Powell, Alan (Videographer)Painted Bride Art Center (Presenter)
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 2000-12-17
Table of ContentsReel 1. Introduction (4 min.) / by Carla Maxwell -- Donald McKayle (46 min.) -- Question & Answer Session (beginning) (10 min.) / moderator, Mary Edsall ; participants, Donald McKayle and Carla Maxwell.Reel 2. Question & Answer Session (conclusion) (15 min.) / moderator, Mary Edsall ; participants, Donald McKayle and Carla Maxwell -- Conclusion (2 min.) / by Susan Hess.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1475
TopicsMcKayle, Donald, 1930-Maxwell, CarlaTantalus (Theater piece)Bedknobs and broomsticks (Motion picture)ChoreographyModern dance -- United StatesDance -- History -- 20th century
NotesContent: Title taken from original cassette label.Content: Reel 1 (61 min.) ; Reel 2 (17 min.).Creation/production credits: Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance; videographer, Alan Powell.Venue: Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2000 December 17.Acquisition: Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (78 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionDonald McKayle discusses seeing Pearl Primus perform for the first time; his first audition; his first choreographic work in 1948; receiving the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award with a viewing of the film shown at the awards entitled, Donald McKayle: Games, Rainbow and other Dances, by Marilyn Cristofori and Gregg Lizenbery; McKayle's career involving all aspects of dance, including working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and Ann Margaret; how his career was always changing and challenging; choreographing for John Barton's Tantalus, directed by Peter Hall; meeting Alvin Ailey in the Broadway musical, House of Flowers; touring with Martha Graham in 1955; meeting and joining Anna Sokolow's company; participating in the Committee for the Negros in the Arts, with Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier; benefit to raise funds for Paul Robeson where McKayle performed with Harry Belafonte; Paul Robeson's funeral; choreographing for the movie, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the audition process, and a dance number for Angela Lansbury; the difference between performing in a Broadway Musical such as West Side Story and concert dance; working with Diana Ross and the creation of a number for her; the challenges of working with Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack; going back to University and working with students on a project for the Centennial of Jazz; talking about more recent projects; and concludes with Question & Answer session.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 894128911NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20327640Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6e3dd9f0-6457-0132-e80a-3c075448cc4b
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