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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Additional title: River
Additional title: Suite Otis
Additional title: River (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Suite Otis (Choreographic work : Faison)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Asca, Guillermo (Dancer)
Evans, Linda-Denise (Dancer)
Bellamy, Roger (Dancer)
Bolles, Mucuy (Dancer)
Gaddis, Bernard (Dancer)
Plantadit, Karine (Dancer)
Sandy, Solange (Dancer)
Thomas, Michael, active 1990 (Dancer)
Gerodias, Jeffrey (Dancer)
Sands, Uri (Dancer)
Thomas, Nasha (Dancer)
Rushing, Matthew, 1973- (Dancer)
Smallwood, Dwana (Dancer)
Witter, Richard (Dancer)
Powell, Troy (Dancer)
Johnson, Lisa (Dancer)
Cáceres, Linda (Dancer)
Machanic, Amos J., Jr. (Dancer)
Franklin, Edward (Dancer)
Roxas, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Lambert, Vikkia (Dancer)
Phelps, Jonathan (Dancer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Composer)
Chaya, Masazumi (Restager)
Johnson, Martha (Composer)
Giannini, Christina (Costume designer)
Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)
Faison, George, 1945- (Choreographer)
Faison, George, 1945- (Costume designer)
Redding, Otis, 1941-1967 (Composer)
Redding, Otis, 1941-1967 (Performer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Performer)
LeCain/Charette Associates (Videographer)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1997-04-24
Table of Contents
The 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2424
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5502 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Content: 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.
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 Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (62 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13231606
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d11d46b0-8a8d-0135-2585-06fcf49d37c6
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1997: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8dd5a150-5e7d-4b9b-85c6-ed89cf3775ab

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 9, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8dd5a150-5e7d-4b9b-85c6-ed89cf3775ab

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1997). Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8dd5a150-5e7d-4b9b-85c6-ed89cf3775ab

Wikipedia Citation

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater