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21.

Ballet Moves Into the 21st Century - Benjamin Millepied [electronic resource]

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This program features a profile of choreographer/dancer Benjamin Millepied, one of dance's rising stars due to his dual careers as a New York City Ballet dancer and sought-after choreographer. The program includes excerpts from his 2006 concert at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Featured is "Closer", a duet with guest artist Gillian Murphy of American Ballet Theatre with music by Philip Glass and "Phrases, Now", a non-stop work by Adonis Foniadakis for four men including Millepied) and one woman that blurs the boundaries between the sexes; plus excerpts from an in-depth interview with Benjamin Millepied.
Online
2006
22.

Douglas Dunn & Jim Neu [electronic resource]

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Choreographer Douglas Dunn and Playwright Jim Neu joined their talents to create "Aerobia" - a dance-theater work that pokes fun at America's obsession with health clubs. This program features excerpts from a performance of "Aerobia" which was recorded at P.S. 122 in New York City in November, 2001. Douglas Dunn is one of New York's most acclaimed choreographers. A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Dunn has led his own company for the past 25 years. Jim Neu is one of New York theater's best kept secrets. An artist who creates language that is comically elliptical and that typically includes phrases that contain both affirm and idea and negate it. In "Aerobia" dancers talk and dance all while gently poking fun at America's fitness craze. The program also includes ex [...]
Online
2003; 2001
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Risa Jaroslow [electronic resource]

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Jaroslow peels back the veneer of our culture's assumptions about maleness and masculinity, and exposes an explosive physicality. The piece asks what masculinity could mean if we reconciled our attraction to and repulsion from the assumed power of maleness. It draws from the experiences of a diverse group of community members, including NYC firefighters, corporate lawyers, gay teens, and senior adults and men recently out of prison. In addition to the four dancers Resist/Surrender features a chorus of twelve men from diverse backgrounds, including a math teacher, a firefighter, a sociologist, and a waiter. Composer Scott Johnson has created a riveting score for Resist/Surrender based on recordings of interviews with many different kinds of men, as well as an all male poker game. The [...]
Online
2007
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Cage Cunningham [electronic resource]

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Combines archival material and eight years of world tour footage to document the 50 year collaboration between composer John Cage and dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham.
Online
2007; 1991
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Speaking of Dance -- Donald McKayle [electronic resource]

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Interviews with modern dance artist, Donald McKayle, including his performances, film footage of McKayle as he instructs students, and stories about his life in dance.
Online
1993
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Physical Theater [electronic resource]: The Joe Goode Performance Group

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Features the San Francisco-based company the Joe Goode Performance Group's performances of both Maverick strain and Wonderboy. Includes interviews with Joe Goode.
Online
2009
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STREB [electronic resource]: Extreme Action as Dance

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This video profiles Action Architect Elizabeth Streb and her innovative investigation of movement in two parts. This program features a complete performance of their 2009 program "Catapult" which was recorded at SLAM, The Streb Action Lab in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. Catapult featured 14 different action events including a KidAction event featuring students from the company's classes. Streb uses the action laboratory to test scientific principles on the body. The outcome is a mixture of slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight and a wild action sport which captures kids, older people and the general public's hearts and minds and bodies. Bonus features include a revealing interview with Elizabeth Streb and documentation of Streb working with the company. Part 1 features 5 A [...]
Online
2009
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The Parsons Dance Company [electronic resource]

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A program of seven diverse works of choreographer David Parsons set to the music of Mozart, Rossini, Stravinsky, David Linton, Robert Fripp and others. Parsons offers an introduction to each work.
Online
1992
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Dance on: Ethel Winter [electronic resource]

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Ethel Winter describes her first exposure to modern dance while a student at Bennington College, studying with Martha Graham, and becoming a member of her company. Sticken with tuberculosis in the midst of her career, she tells about coming back to dance after a year of illness. She now teaches Graham technique at the Juilliard School in New York.
Online
1984
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Dance on: Lucas Hoving [electronic resource]

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In this program, dancer, choreographer, and teacher Lucas Hoving talks about his career and connections with Yvonne Georgi, Kurt Jooss, Agnes de Mille, and José Limón.
Online
1986
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Dance on: Wu Jing Shu [electronic resource]

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Online
1993; 1990
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Dance Black America [electronic resource]: A Festival of Modern, Jazz, Tap & African Styles

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Film produced from dance productions of the Black American Dance Festival, April 21-24, 1983, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The film includes major contemporary Black dancers and dance companies in the context of a historical survey which indicates the African and Caribbean heritage upon which Black American dance is based.
Online
1990; 1984
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Video Other
1999; 1960
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John Henry [electronic resource]

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The 'Dance Theatre of Harlem's birthplace was in a disused garage in Harlem, a black district of New York. Arthur Mitchell, the founder who still acts as its artistic director, set up the ballet school with the aim of giving black dancers the opportunity of sound training, as their skin color meant that they often encountered difficulties finding employment with existing companies which consisted mainly of white dancers. Since its humble beginnings in 1969 - it was founded shortly after the murder of Martin Luther King - the "Dance Theatre of Harlem" has attained worldwide status. Today the repertoire is performing a representative cross section from the history of artistic dancing. Alongside classics of the Russian school such as "Swan Lake" and 'Sheherazade' are shown the successfu [...]
Online
1989
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Sally Silvers

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Sally Silvers talks about her choreography. Includes 4 excerpts from her solo and group work as well as a collaboration with filmmaker Henry Hills.
Online
1995
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Choreographing With Non-Professional Performers [electronic resource]: Risa Jaroslow's Resist/Surrender

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[Risa] Jaroslow's work Resist/Surrender ... explores maleness and masculinity. The work is based on the experiences of a diverse group of community members, including firefighters, lawyers, gay teens, senior adults, and men recently out of prison, and features a chorus of men, including a math teacher, a sociologist, and a waiter.
Online
2007
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Asian/Asian-American Perspectives on Modern Dance

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Choreographers Kumiko Kimoto, Sun Ock Lee, Mel Wong and moderator Peggy Choy discuss how Asian and Asian-American issues and identity shape their work. Discussion is intercut with excerpts from work performed by each choreographer.
Online
1995
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Homecoming [electronic resource]

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Documentation of choreographer Jennifer Monson's work that was originally showcased in the film Homecoming -- Celebrating 20 Years of Dance at P.S. 122. Features an interview with dancer Jennifer Monson, musician Zeena Parkins, and excerpts from her homecoming Improvisation and La Mer.
Online
2000
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Douglas Dunn & Jim Neu [electronic resource]

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Discussion and demonstrations of the collaborative work of choreographer Douglas Dunn and playwright Jim Neu, including excerpts from a performance of Aerobia.
Online
2003