Doing the dance: redefining the life and needs of the dancer

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Title
Doing the dance: redefining the life and needs of the dancer
Names
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Wein, Jacqueline (Speaker)
Westwater, Kathy (Speaker)
Reigenborn, Garry (Speaker)
Borg, Kristen (Speaker)
Adams, Carolyn (Speaker)
White, David R. (Speaker)
Lieberman, Amy (Speaker)
Edwards, Cathy (Speaker)
Duncan, Nancy (Speaker)
Callahan, Suzanne (Speaker)
Ward, Penny (Videographer)
Dance Theater Workshop (Sponsor)
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1996-06-01
Date Created: 1996-06-02
Table of Contents
Cassette 1 (ca. 62 min.). Opening general session, June 1, 1996, 9:00AM. Welcome / by Jacqueline Wein -- Committee reports / by Kathy Westwater, Garry Reigenborn, and Kristen Borg -- Guest speaker: Carolyn Adams -- Speaker: David R. White, executive director of Dance Theater Workshop.
Cassette 2 (ca. 60 min.). Continuation of speech by David R. White -- Group session, June 1, 1996, 4:45-6:00PM. Reports from breakout sessions / by Amy Lieberman, Cathy Edwards, and Nancy Duncan. Topics include defining who is a dancer, the economic problems of working in a company (e.g., achieving fair compensation and good working conditions), the artistic problems of collaborating with a choreographer, the need for better communication between dancers and choreographers, management, and the general community.
Cassette 3 (ca. 23 min.). Continuation of group session, June 1, 1996, 4:45-6:00PM. Report / by David R. White.
Cassette 4 (ca. 62 min.). Group session, June 2, 1996, 1:15-2:15PM. Reports from breakout sessions / by Suzanne Callahan, Nancy Duncan, Amy Lieberman, and David R. White. The discussions centered on individual and collective empowerment, and possible ways of achieving it: support groups and workshops, advocacy, improved information, artistic representation on boards of directors, dancers' organizations, etc.
Cassette 5 (ca. 62 min.). Continuation of group session, June 2, 1996, 1:15-2:15PM -- Group session, June 2, 1996, 4:15-6:00PM. Reports from breakout sessions / by David R. White, Nancy Duncan, Suzanne Callahan, and Amy Lieberman. The discussions focused on proposals for action: the establishment of a dancers' guild (separate from a union); a hot line; a resource center for the exchange of information; a newsletter, bulletin board, or web site; a dancer's bill of rights, etc.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2392
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5178 (former)
Topics
Dancers -- United States -- 20th century
Dancers -- Economic conditions
Dancers -- Employment
Dancers -- Social conditions
Dancers -- Political activity
Genres
Speeches
Panel discussions
Notes
Creation/production credits: a forum sponsored by Dance Theater Workshop.
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the participants, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Performers: Guest speaker: Carolyn Adams.
Performers: Facilitators: Suzanne Callahan, Nancy Duncan, Cathy Edwards, Amy Lieberman, and David R. White.
Performers: Recorders: Gillian Beauchamp, Beth Coiner, Aleta Hayes, Jennifer Phillips, Janet Stapleton.
Performers: Participants: Arnie Apostol, Ty Boomershine, Kristen Borg, Janie Brendel, Janet Charleston, Laura Colby, Terry Cousar Shockley, Scott Cunningham, Ori Flomin, Marjorie Folkman, Renouard Gee, Peggy Gould, Barbara Grubel, Caroline Hall, Rebecca Hilton, Petter Jacobsson, Ted Johnson, Phippy Kaye, Christine Knight, Heidi Latsky, Renée Lemieux, Bronwen MacArthur, Nadine Mose, Chrysa Parkinson, Peggy Peloquin, Greta Peterman, Renee Redding Jones, Garry Reigenborn, Rebecca Rigert, Denise Roberts, Mark Robison, Amy Schwartz, Richard Siegal, Kelly Slough, Risa Steinberg, Earnie Stevenson, Julia Sullivan, Eddie Taketa, Eileen Thomas, David Thomson, Peggy Wallin, Kathy Westwater, Melissa Wynn, Rachel Zack.
Performers: Observers: Elizabeth Campbell, Suzie Jary, Peter Larose, Jacqueline Wein.
Venue: Videotaped at New York University, New York, on June 1 and 2, 1996, by Penny Ward.
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
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (269 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Documentation of a two-day forum held by and for dancers in order to address shared artistic and economic issues and concerns. In addition to the group sessions that appear on this recording, the participants also met in smaller groups or breakout sessions that were not recorded; the discussions in these sessions are summarized by the facilitators.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F438
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12621447
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8e6faea0-9004-0135-d203-1f20442afff2
Rights Statement
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  • 1996: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doing the dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1996 - 1996. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/c0202438-9ec5-4f24-9e06-8ecb7baf2924

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doing the dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/c0202438-9ec5-4f24-9e06-8ecb7baf2924

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1996 - 1996). Doing the dance Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/c0202438-9ec5-4f24-9e06-8ecb7baf2924

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Doing the dance