Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Donald McKayle

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Title
Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Donald McKayle
Additional title: Painted Bride
Additional title: P. Bride
Additional title: Alan #1 and #2
Additional title: Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Additional title: Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Names
Edsall, 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)
Collection

Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 2000-12-17
Table of Contents
Reel 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1475
Topics
McKayle, Donald, 1930-
Maxwell, Carla
Tantalus (Theater piece)
Bedknobs and broomsticks (Motion picture)
Choreography
Modern dance -- United States
Dance -- History -- 20th century
Genres
Interviews
Filmed dance
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (78 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
Donald 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 894128911
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20327640
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6e3dd9f0-6457-0132-e80a-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Six American Dance Pioneers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6f69a4f0-6457-0132-0a77-3c075448cc4b

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Six American Dance Pioneers