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Author: Margaret Selby; Sally R Sommer; Jennifer Dunning; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : WNET-TV, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary on music videos, including discussions of their roots in rock 'n' roll dancing, street dancing and dancing in clubs (break dancing, popping, electric boogie, voguing, hip-hop), and the influences of Motown Records, film musicals of the 1950s and 60s, and established dance forms such as jazz dancing and ballet. The special contributions of Cholly Atkins, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Video
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
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Selby; Sally R Sommer; Jennifer Dunning; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 78170329
Notes: Director of photography, David West ; writer, Jennifer Dunning ; creative consultants, Nelson George, Julie McDonald, Sally Sommer.
Event 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.

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Documentary on music videos, including discussions of their roots in rock 'n' roll dancing, street dancing and dancing in clubs (break dancing, popping, electric boogie, voguing, hip-hop), and the influences of Motown Records, film musicals of the 1950s and 60s, and established dance forms such as jazz dancing and ballet. The special contributions of Cholly Atkins, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, M.C. Hammer, and Rosie Perez are spotlighted. The program is profusely illustrated by excerpts from performances and music videos. Commentators include choreographers Vincent Paterson, Michael Peters, Rosie Perez, Barry Lather, Anthony Thomas, Atkins, Michael Kidd, and Jamale Graves; performers Hammer, Abdul, Brown, Mr. Wiggles [Steve Clemente], Crazy Legs [Richie Colon], and Willi Ninja; director Martin Scorsese; and music critic Nelson George.

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