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Additional title: Poppy (Choreographic work : Faison)
Faison, George, 1945- (Choreographer)
Faison, George, 1945- (Dancer)
Abbott, Loretta (Dancer)
Battle, Lettie (Dancer)
Taylor, Jason (Dancer)
Cohen, Harvey (Dancer)
Perryman, Al (Dancer)
George Faison Universal Dance Experience (Dance troupe) (Performer)
Haizlip, Ellis B., 1929-1991 (Producer)
Haizlip, Ellis B., 1929-1991 (Host)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-10-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6424
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-218 (former)
Drug abuse
Dance, Black -- United States
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Telecast on October 10, 1971 by WNET/13, New York on the series, Soul!
Creation/production credits: Choreography: George Faison. Music: Miscellany of music by Black composers. Scenery: Don Shirley.
Performers: Performed by the George Faison Universal Dance Experience. Dancers: George Faison, Loretta Abbott, Lettie Battle, Harvey Cohen, Eugene Little, Sandy McPherson, Al Perryman, Renee Rose, Jason William Taylor, and Evelyn Thomas.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
An original dance work about the evils of drug addiction in the Black community. Writer LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka) also reads his poem on the same subject, "Bad news for your highness." At end Mae Jackson reads a poem about George Jackson.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY877000491-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12163898
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b75bfd0-7dcb-0134-8c8a-00505686a51c
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

  • 1971: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Poppy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Poppy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 7, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1971). Poppy Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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