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Black choreographers' social comment in their work

Black choreographers' social comment in their work [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2911Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Byrd, Donald, 1949-
  • Pomare, Eleo.
  • Harvey, Dyane
  • Laine, Barry, 1951-1987.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Lewis, Daniel, 1944-
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence; 3/4 in.
In separate interviews, choreographers Donald Byrd and Eleo Pomare talk about the issues they confront in their work, and the means through which they try to communicate their ideas. Byrd discusses the racist elements of minstrel shows, and a b&w excerpt of his work Hot time: A minstrel collage is shown. Other topics include his interest in pop culture, especially punk, and his collaboration with the Living Theatre company. Pomare discusses his belief in dance as a product of its culture, his reputation as an angry young rebel in the 60s, and the origins of his Blues in the jungle. An excerpt of his work Roots, performed by Dyane Harvey, closes the program. In Esoterica balletica, Daniel Lewis discusses two works by José Limón: The unsung, his tribute to Native Americans, and The winged.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 119
Uniform Title
Roots (Choreographic work : Pomare)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on May 1, 1984 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on May 7, 1984. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Hosts: Celia Ipiotis and Barry Laine.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2911
Black choreographers' social comment in their work [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 119
Local Subject
Television. Black choreographers' social comment in their work.
Television. Eye on dance.
Minstrel shows.
Local Subject
Politics in art.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Added Author
Byrd, Donald, 1949- interviewee.
Pomare, Eleo. Interviewee
Harvey, Dyane, dancer.
Laine, Barry, 1951-1987. Host
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Lewis, Daniel, 1944- Speaker
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Roots (Choreographic work : Pomare)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2911
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