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A Tribute to Katherine Dunham

(Film - 1994)
A Tribute to Katherine Dunham
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Tribute and benefit performance in honor of dancer, choreographer, and ethnologist Katherine Dunham.
Statement of Responsibility: presented by the Caribbean Cultural Center and Con Edison in association with Town Hall
Title: A tribute to Katherine Dunham
[electronic resource]
Publisher: c1994
Country of Producing Entity: U.S
Characteristics: 4 streaming video files (NTSC) (224 min.) : sd., col.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: computer
video
Carrier Type: online resource
Notes: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the Caribbean Cultural Center and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library
Contents: Reel 4 (ca. 49 min.). Music by Tito Puente and his Latin Jazz Ensemble, with Mongo Santamaria, special guest artist
Speech / by Katherine Dunham
Speech / by Julie Belafonte
L'Ag'ya [excerpt] / choreography, Katherine Dunham ; performed by April Berry Burkey and others
Introduction to l'Ag'ya / by Dr. Glory Van Scott
From the mud below / choreography, Abdel R. Salaam ; performed by Dyane Harvey of Forces of Nature Dance Company
Reel 3 (ca. 59 min.). Love 'n pain / performed by Philadanco [Philadelphia Dance Company]: Felise Bagley, Lynn Barre, Kim Bears, Joan Myers Brown, Debora Chase Hicks (director), Desiree Pina, Monique Rodriguez, Karen Savage, and Helen Schonbrun
Dangerous boys [listed on program as Dangerous
the three brothers] / performed by Finguens Youance, Pascal Youance, and Anthony Youance of Marie Brooks Pan-Caribbean Dance Theater
Flowers of the Caribbean / performed by Marie Brooks Pan-Caribbean Dance Theater: Crystal Vincent, Chantal Vincent, Aisha Tike, Monique Williams, Kenyatta Claite, Leceike Rifkogel, Nia Prendergrass, Sekou Torbert, and Ade Torbert
The smoke that thunders / drum solo composed and performed by Max Roach
Speech / by Eartha Kitt
Speech / by Cleo Parker Robinson
Reel 2 (ca. 59 min.). Dance salute to the lwa of Haiti [and] Chants for the lwa of Haiti / performed by Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre: Nina Demosthenes, Myriam Dorisme, Barry Duke, Vincent French, Evena Guerrier, Colette Guishard, Martine Jabouin, Louines Louinis, Lucrece Lousdhom, Marc Machelier, Kissely Martinez, Claude Montreuix, and Karine Moran ; singers, Paulette Saint-Lot and Myriam Dorisme
Dance salute to the lwa of Haiti / performed by Jean Léon Destiné and members of his Afro-Haitian Dance Company: Jaques Barbot, Kevin Burrell, Vincent French, Barbara Fielding (stage manager), Rafael Nunez, Jean Remy, and Judith Samuel
Dance salute to the orixas of Brazil / performed by Roots of Brazil: Cabelo, Tisza, Rita Baiana, Lygia Barreto, Vanessa Falabella, Leslee Fiorella, Shauna Gray, Cherie Lock, Jimena Martinez, Tony Mola, Fabio Santos, Michelle Summers, and Michelle Tedd
Speech / by Leandra H. Abbott, assistant vice president of community relations and educational programs, Con Edison
A visual essay on Katherine Dunham / by Joe Nash, dance historian
Introduction / by Danny Glover
Traditional libation / by Angela Fontanez
Reel 1 (ca. 57 min.). Traditional drumming [and stilt dancing] / drummers, Joe Sircus and the Dunham Drum Ensemble: Omar Abdullah, Joe Barnes, Keith Burrell, James Cherry, and Ladji Camara ; stilt dancers, Message from Our Ancestors: Olukose Wiles and Clyde Wilder. Drum solo performed by Ladji Camara
Restrictions on Access: Patrons can access streaming videos online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts
Performers: ["Co-hosts: Cleo Parker Robinson, Eartha Kitt, Dr. Glory Van Scott, and Julie Belafonte.<br/>", "Master of ceremonies: Danny Glover.<br/>"]
Event: Videotaped in performance at Town Hall, New York, on October 2, 1994, by Robert Shepard
Summary: Tribute and benefit performance in honor of dancer, choreographer, and ethnologist Katherine Dunham.
Funding Information: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Local Note: Former call number: *MGZIC 9-4774
Subject Headings: Dance Haiti Jazz dance Hip-hop Drummers (Musicians) Benefit performances Dunham, Katherine
Genre/Form: Special event coverage and commentary
Video
Dance
Topical Term: Dance
Afro-Caribbean dancing
Stilt dances
Jazz dance
Hip-hop
Drummers (Musicians)
Benefit performances
Local Subject Heading: Afro-Caribbean dancing
Stilt dances
Found in: DHCA
Research Call Number: *MGZIDF 1361
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