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|Named Person:||Michael Jackson; Cholly Atkins; Janet Jackson; Madonna; Paula Abdul; Rosie Perez; M C Hammer; Vincent Paterson; Michael Peters; Barry Lather; Anthony Thomas; Michael Kidd; Jamale Graves; Willi Ninja; Martin Scorsese; Nelson George; James Brown; Steve Clemente; Richie Colon; Jackie Wilson; Ike Turner; Tina Turner; Thierry Mugler; Queen Latifah.; Chuck Berry; Chubby Checker; Elvis Presley; Prince.; Honi Coles; Cyd Charisse; Gene Kelly|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Margaret Selby; Sally R Sommer; Jennifer Dunning; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
|Notes:||Director of photography, David West ; writer, Jennifer Dunning ; creative consultants, Nelson George, Julie McDonald, Sally Sommer.|
|Production notes:||Telecast on Great Performances' Dance in America series on October 2, 1991.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)|
|Contents:||Discussion of rock 'n' roll dancing in the 1950s and 60s, with excerpts of performances by Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Ike and Tina Turner, and others --
Discussion of the influence of James Brown, with excerpts of Prince, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, M.C. Hammer in Here comes the hammer, and Brown in Move on --
Discussion of the influence of Motown by Cholly Atkins, with excerpts of a tap dance duet by Atkins and Coles, The Temptations and other groups of the 1960s and 70s, and later groups in the same tradition: New Edition, New Kids on the Block, and En Vogue --
Michael Jackson in the music videos Beat it (chor: Michael Peters), Thriller (co-chor: Peters and Jackson), and Smooth criminal (chor: Vincent Paterson); and in Motown at 25 and the 1988 Grammy Awards --
Discussion/demonstration of street dancing by Mr. Wiggles and Crazy Legs, including excerpts from the film Beat Street and a show at Criterion Center Theater --
Discussion/demonstration of voguing by Willi Ninja, with excerpts from the film Paris is burning, a fashion show by Thierry Mugler, Queen Latifah's Come into my house, and Madonna's Vogue. Madonna is also seen voguing in the 1990 MTV Awards show (chor: Paterson) --
Janet Jackson in Nasty (chor: Paula Abdul), Rhythm nation (chor: Anthony Thomas), and Alright, with Cyd Charisse and the Nicholas Brothers (chor: Michael Kidd). Discussion of music in films by Michael Kidd and Martin Scorsese, with excerpts from An American in Paris and Anchors aweigh (Gene Kelly's dance with an animated mouse) --
Paula Abdul in Opposites attract (with an animated character), Cold hearted, the 1990 American Music Awards, and Straight up --
Janet Jackson in Pleasure principle (chor: Barry Lather) --
Discussion of directing and editing music videos by Scorsese, with excerpts of Michael Jackson in Bad --
M.C. Hammer in U can't touch this, the Living in America concert, They put me in the mix, Turn this mutha out, and Pray --
Discussion of hip-hop by Rosie Perez, with excerpts from North on South Street and The Fly Girls in living color --
C & C Music Factory in Here we go and Gonna make you sweat (both chor: Jamale Graves).
|Responsibility:||produced by Thirteen/WNET ; directed and produced by Margaret Selby.|
- Music videos.
- Jackson, Michael, -- 1958-2009.
- Atkins, Cholly.
- Jackson, Janet, -- 1966-
- Madonna, -- 1958-
- Abdul, Paula.
- Perez, Rosie.
- Hammer, M. C., -- 1963-
- Paterson, Vincent.
- Peters, Michael, -- 1948-
- Lather, Barry.
- Thomas, Anthony.
- Kidd, Michael, -- 1915-2007.
- Graves, Jamale.
- Ninja, Willi.
- Scorsese, Martin.
- George, Nelson.
- Brown, James, -- 1933-2006.
- Clemente, Steve.
- Colon, Richie.
- Wilson, Jackie.
- Turner, Ike.
- Turner, Tina.
- Mugler, Thierry.
- Queen Latifah.
- Rock and roll dancing.
- Motown Records.
- Tap dancing.
- Break dancing.
- Voguing (Dance)
- Fashion shows.
- Jazz dance.
- Animation (Cinematography)
- Music videos -- Production and direction.
- Video recordings -- Production and direction.
- Berry, Chuck.
- Checker, Chubby, -- 1941-
- Presley, Elvis, -- 1935-1977.
- Coles, Honi, -- 1911-1992.
- Coles and Atkins.
- Temptations (Musical group)
- Charisse, Cyd.
- Nicholas Brothers.
- Kelly, Gene, -- 1912-1996.
- C & C Music Factory (Musical group)
- Jackson 5 (Musical group)
- New Edition (Musical group)
- New Kids on the Block.
- En Vogue (Musical group)