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Author: Alwin NikolaisDaniel HarrisLes ThimmigMarion BrownPat MansfieldAll authors
Publisher: U.S. : PBS, 1979.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Documentary tracing the creation of Alwin Nikolais' Aviary. Shows studio rehearsals, slide-making, lighting sessions, staging, and performance. Nikolais and dancers discuss his choreographic process.
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Genre/Form: Dance
Documentaries and factual films and programs
Video
Named Person: Alwin Nikolais; Rob Esposito; Gerald Otte; Lynn Levine; Jessica Sayre; Marcia Wardell; Dudley Brooks; Marla Buck; Steven Gray; Carter McAdams; Dale Thompson; Dudley Brooks; Marla Buck; Rob Esposito; Steven Gray; Lynn Levine; Carter McAdams; Alwin Nikolais; Gerald Otte; Jessica Sayre; Dale Thompson; Marcia Wardell
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alwin Nikolais; Daniel Harris; Les Thimmig; Marion Brown; Pat Mansfield; Mary Jaeger; Charles Lupori; WHA-TV (Television station : Madison, Wis.); Public Broadcasting System (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 49835954
Credits: Costumes, Marion Brown, Pat Mansfield, Mary Jaeger, and Charles Lupori ; slides, Alwin Nikolais and Gregoire Garvey.
Performer(s): Performed by members of the Nikolais Dance Theatre: Rob Esposito, Gerald Otte, Lynn Levine, Jessica Sayre, and Marcia Wardell with Dudley Brooks, Marla Buck, Steven Gray, Carter McAdams, and Dale Thompson.
Narration: Jim Fleming.
Event notes: Videotaped at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., during the Nikolais Dance Theatre's five-week residency, Nov.-Dec. 1978. Telecast on PBS, Oct. 24, 1979.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Responsibility: produced by WHA-TV, Madison, Wis. ; directed by Rudi Goldman ; co-produced by Phil Samuels and Rudi Goldman ; choreography, staging, and lighting by Alwin Nikolais ; music by Daniel Harris and Les Thimmig.

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Documentary tracing the creation of Alwin Nikolais' Aviary. Shows studio rehearsals, slide-making, lighting sessions, staging, and performance. Nikolais and dancers discuss his choreographic process.

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