[Haitian festival with Jean-Léon Destiné]

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[Haitian festival with Jean-Léon Destiné]
Yarborough, Lavinia Williams (Interviewee)
Destiné, Jean Léon (Interviewee)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980 - 1989 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1363
Dance -- Haiti
Modern dance -- Haiti
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Performers: Interviewees: Lavinia Williams, Jean-Léon Destiné, unidentified woman.
Venue: Recorded in Haiti. Parts or all of this recording may have been included in a television program.
Language: In French. Interview with Lavinia Williams in English with voice-over translation in French.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (83 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Interviews with Lavinia Williams and Jean-Léon Destiné, interspersed with footage of Afro-Caribbean dancing in the studio, including a duet by Williams and Destiné. This is followed by views of a modern dance class taught by a woman, who discusses her teaching, which is based on the technique of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis. The recording closes with an open-air performance combining dance, singing, drumming, and text, presented on the occasion of the return of the ashes of a revolutionary leader. Destiné is seen performing his Slave dance, a solo in which he sings and dances, on cassette 2.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12591314
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c8101280-6f24-0131-3fd0-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1980: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[Haitian festival with Jean-Léon Destiné]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1989. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cff778b0-6f24-0131-d16c-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[Haitian festival with Jean-Léon Destiné]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cff778b0-6f24-0131-d16c-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980 - 1989). [Haitian festival with Jean-Léon Destiné] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cff778b0-6f24-0131-d16c-3c075448cc4b

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[Haitian festival with Jean-Léon Destiné]