Doing the dance: redefining the life and needs of the dancer
NamesNew 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)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1996-06-01Date Created: 1996-06-02
Table of ContentsCassette 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2392Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5178 (former)
TopicsDancers -- United States -- 20th centuryDancers -- Economic conditionsDancers -- EmploymentDancers -- Social conditionsDancers -- Political activity
NotesCreation/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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (269 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDocumentation 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F438NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12621447Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8e6faea0-9004-0135-d203-1f20442afff2
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