Lifestyles with Beverly SillsAdditional title: Conversations about the dance (Choreographic work)
NamesDe Mille, Agnes (Interviewee)De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)Sills, Beverly (Interviewer)Hanniford, Jan (Dancer)Slagle, Lisa (Dancer)Sultzbach, Russell (Dancer)Freeman, Paul (Director)Luray, Edith (Producer)Joffrey Ballet (Performer)National Broadcasting Company (Associated name)
Agnes de Mille Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1978 (Inferred)Place: U.S.Publisher: WNBC-TV
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8607Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5218 (former)
TopicsRodgers, Richard, 1902-1979Black ritual (Choreographic work : De Mille)
GenresTelevision programsTelevised danceInterviewsTelevision interviewsMusic
NotesCreation/production credits: National Broadcasting Company, inc. ; director, Paul Freeman ; producer, Edith Luray ; executive producer: Larry Johnson.Performers: Host: Beverly Sills. Guest: Agnes de Mille. Dancers: Jan Hanniford, Lisa Slagle, and Russell Sultzbach of the Joffrey Ballet.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.Date: Copyright 1978.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (26 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionInterview with choreographer Agnes de Mille, who discusses various topics, beginning with the low status of the dance at the Metropolitan Opera, her parents' opposition to her becoming a dancer, why she began to choreograph, and her early work Black ritual for Ballet Theatre. She describes her experiences in working on the musical Oklahoma!, particularly her interactions with composer Richard Rodgers. Three dancers then perform a satirical dance created by her for Conversations about the dance, a lecture-demonstration on the history of dance. She also assesses the present-day popularity and creativity of dance.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F224NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13058083Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8cf5f6e0-8a8b-0135-e597-43c31448eb76
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