Dance for AIDS Benefit
NamesSorvino, Ann (Dancer)Siciak, Janet (Composer)Meese, Cynthia (Singer)Keillor, Kathleen (Dancer)Leizman, Liz (Dancer)Washington, Eno (Dancer)Middleton, Marilyn (Director)Bayo, Adeye (Director)Osumarea, Bamidele (Associated name)Herzog, Arthur, Jr (Composer)Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 (Composer)Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 (Composer)Nix, Michael (Composer)Peterson, Oscar, 1925-2007 (Composer)Dumakude, Thuli (Composer)Msomi, Welcome (Composer)Giovanni, Nikki (Composer)Schena, Michael G. (Videographer)Stoneleigh-Burnham School (Greenfield, Mass.), Dance Dept (Dancer)Bamidele Dancers and Drummers (Company) (Performer)Swingle Singers (Performer)Third World (Musical group) (Performer)Loose Caboose (Musical group) (Performer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995-11-02
Table of ContentsCassette 1 (ca. 51 min.). Hold me up Lord / choreography not credited ; song written by Janet Siciak ; sung by Cynthia Meese ; danced by Ann Sorvino ; accompanied by Janet Siciak -- God bless the child / song written by Arthur Herzog and Billie Holiday ; sung by Cynthia Meese ; accompanied by Janet Siciak -- Mad blues / song written by Larry Markes and Dick Charles ; sung by Cynthia Meese ; accompanied by Janet Siciak -- Amazing grace / choreography, Kathleen Keillor ; music, Nana Mascouri [Mouskouri?] ; danced by Mixed Company: Kathryn Colby, Elizabeth Doares, Kathleen Keillor, Elizabeth Kidder, Ann Sorvino, Suzanne Fogel Spencer, Marie van Dyck -- Field hockey fugue / choreography, Ann Sorvino ; music, Bach, [sung by] the Swingle Singers ; danced by Stoneleigh-Burnham's Dance Performance Project: Emily Bull, Amy Holubecki, Naomi Komagata, Claire Plackwic, Becky Plough, Katie Wick -- As long as I can see the light / choreography, Liz Leizman ; costumes, the Fabulous Chenille Twins ; danced by Spectrum in Motion: Katherine Xilonen Bervera, Ping Yew Chin, Olivia Ilano-Davis, Catherine Iselin, Michael Ketchum, Liz Leizman, Lesley Makings, Bonita Oliver, Art Sansome, Joy Voeth, Lisa Waryck, Richard Weiss -- Position three / inspired by the painting of A. Hale-Johnson ; choreography, Ann Sorvino ; music, Michael Nix ; poetry, Robert Steinem ; danced by the Sorvino Dance Project: Kelly Brown, Angel Huntington, Heather Rutka, Ann Sorvino, Meg van Dyck -- [Three songs:] "You stole my love," "Boogie woogie bugle boy," "My special angel" / director, Cynthia Meese ; sung by Stoneleigh-Burnham's Octet: Cheverly Council, Tracy Cnosson, Sara Dodson, Leah Freeman, Kate George, Clare Muldaur, Irene Rankin, Asa Muir-Harmony -- Gravy waltz / choreography, Kathleen Keillor ; music, Oscar Peterson ; danced by Mixed Company: Kathryn Colby, Elizabeth Doares, Kathleen Keillor, Elizabeth Kidder, Ann Sorvino, Suzanne Fogel Spencer -- Vicarious beauty / choreography, Ann Sorvino ; music, Orli Zuchovitski ; danced by Stoneleigh-Burnham's Dance Performance Project: Amy Holubecki, Claire Plackwic, Becky Plough, Katie Wick -- Cassette 2 (ca. 37 min.). Tribute to Bamidele [Rastafari chant followed by suite of dances]: Nyabinghi / traditional Rastafari chant ; performed by Baba Gagey Ross-Wolcott -- [Dances] / choreography and performance, Eno Asabo Washington ; music and poetry, Thuli Dumakude and Welcome Msomi's Izulu Dance Theater ("Africa"), Nikki Giovanni ("The women gather"), Third World ("Who gave you"), Loose Caboose ("Bloodfire") -- Dance for Bamidele and Eno / artistic direction, Marilyn Middleton ; musical direction, Adeye Bayo ; performed by the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers in honor of their founder Bamidele Osumarea (1947-1995) and Eno Asabo Washington
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8192Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4931 (former)
TopicsAIDS (Disease)Benefit performancesDrummers (Musicians)Dance, Black -- United StatesArt and dance
GenresFilmed danceMusicFilmed performances
NotesVenue: Videotaped in performance at Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, Mass., on November 2, 1995, by Pioneer Video Productions ; videographer, Michael G. Schena.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (88 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F554NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13303671Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 226fd0c0-7b8f-0135-3b21-592f40548ec0
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