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Speaking of dance: Donald McKayle

Speaking of dance: Donald McKayle [videorecording]


Additional Authors
  • McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018
  • McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018.
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Davis, Chuck, 1937-
  • Burris, L. D.
  • White, L. Maurice
  • Hall, Toni K.
  • Green, James K.
  • Blackwell, René
  • McFarlane, Ava
  • Price, Sherone
  • Mejia, Carmen
  • Zemek, Karen L.
  • Botsford, Beverly
  • Thomas, Michael, active 1990
  • Ward, Kevin D.
  • Young, Calvin Norris
  • Arnett, W. Dean
  • Williams, Rodni
  • Kope, Peter
  • Williams, Sheri
  • Wood, Dawn
  • Vivante, Lea.
  • Rodriguez, Domingo.
  • Keith, Ken.
  • Reinhart, Charles.
  • Reinhart, Stephanie.
  • Charlip, Remy.
  • Harris, Jan.
  • Thurmond, Beth.
  • Brown, Bill.
  • Rosenberg, Douglas.
  • Piazzolla, Astor.
  • African-American Dance Ensemble.
  • American Dance Festival.
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (62 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Interview with Donald McKayle, preceded by footage of the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Awards ceremony on June 28, 1992, in which he was presented with the Scripps award by Maya Angelou. McKayle looks back upon his career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher, recalling his early performances in Sophie Maslow's The village I knew, with the New Dance Group; his work with the Committee for the Negro and the Arts during the second Harlem Renaissance; his period as a member of Martha Graham's company; his observations of Talley Beatty, Alvin Ailey, and others while he was performing in Herbert Ross's House of flowers; and other events in his life. The program includes extended discussions, illustrated by rehearsal and performance footage, of his works Games, Rainbow 'round my shoulder, and Distant drum, the last commissioned by the American Dance Festival for Chuck Davis's African-American Dance Ensemble. Davis and dancer L. D. Burris contribute their observations of McKayle as a choreographer.
Series Statement
Speaking of dance
Uniform Title
  • Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)
  • Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
  • Distant drum (Choreographic work : McKayle)
  • Series subtitle: Conversations with contemporary masters of American modern dance. Produced by American Dance Festival (ADF) Video. Producer/director: Douglas Rosenberg. Executive producers: Charles and Stephanie Reinhart, American Dance Festival. Camera: Charles Newman and Douglas Rosenberg.
  • Choreography: Donald McKayle.
DANCE CONTENTS: Excerpts from: Games. Mus: traditional. Scen: Jan Harris. Cos: based on original designs by Remy Charlip. Lighting: Beth Thurmond and Bill Brown. Perf. by the African-American Dance Ensemble: L. Maurice White, Toni K. Hall, L. D. Burris, James K. Green III, René Blackwell, Ava McFarlane, and Sherone Price. Singers: Alycia Thomas and Billy S. Moize, Jr. -- Rainbow 'round my shoulder. Mus: traditional. Cos: Domingo A. Rodriguez. Lighting: Ken Keith. Perf. by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company: Michael Thomas, Kevin Ward, Calvin Norris Young, W. Dean Arnett, Rodni Williams, Peter Kope, Sheri Williams, and Dawn Wood. -- Distant drum. Mus: Astor Piazzolla. Cos: Lea Vivante. Lighting: Thurmond and Brown. Perf. by African-American Dance Ensemble: White, Hall, Burris, Green, Blackwell, McFarlane, Price, Carmen Mejia, Karen L. Zemek, Chuck Davis, and Beverly Botsford.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3882
Speaking of dance: Donald McKayle [videorecording]
Speaking of dance
Local Subject
Television. Speaking of dance.
Musical comedies. House of flowers.
Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award.
Added Author
McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018, choreographer.
McKayle, Donald, 1930-2018. Interviewee
Angelou, Maya, speaker.
Davis, Chuck, 1937- speaker.
Davis, Chuck, 1937- dancer.
Burris, L. D. spk, dancer.
White, L. Maurice, dancer.
Hall, Toni K., dancer.
Green, James K., dancer.
Blackwell, René, dancer.
McFarlane, Ava, dancer.
Price, Sherone, dancer.
Mejia, Carmen, dancer.
Zemek, Karen L., dancer.
Botsford, Beverly, dancer.
Thomas, Michael, active 1990, dancer.
Ward, Kevin D., dancer.
Young, Calvin Norris, dancer.
Arnett, W. Dean, dancer.
Williams, Rodni, dancer.
Kope, Peter, dancer.
Williams, Sheri, dancer.
Wood, Dawn, dancer.
Vivante, Lea. Costume designer
Rodriguez, Domingo. Costume designer
Keith, Ken. Lighting designer
Reinhart, Charles. Producer
Reinhart, Stephanie. Producer
Charlip, Remy. Costume designer
Harris, Jan. Designer
Thurmond, Beth. Lighting designer
Brown, Bill. Lighting designer
Rosenberg, Douglas. Producer. Director. Videographer
Piazzolla, Astor. Composer
African-American Dance Ensemble.
American Dance Festival.
Added Title
Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Distant drum (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3882
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