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Author: Madison Davis LacyAdam ZuckerBlair UnderwoodAlvin AileyTalley BeattyAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : National Black Programming Consortium, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Madison Davis Lacy; Adam Zucker; Blair Underwood; Alvin Ailey; Talley Beatty; Ronald K Brown; Trisha Brown; Blondell Cummings; Asadata Dafora; Chuck Davis; Ruth St Denis; Ulysses Dove; Katherine Dunham; Garth Fagan; Lester Horton; Bill T Jones; Donald McKayle; Eleo Pomare; Pearl Primus; Abdel R Salaam; Gus Solomons; Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; American Dance Festival.; African American Dance Ensemble.; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.; Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company.; Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.; Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.; Forces of Nature (Dance company); Garth Fagan Dance (Dance Company); Urban Bush Women (Dance company); Evidence Dance Company.; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); National Black Programming Consortium.
OCLC Number: 61290659
Notes: Originally produced in 2000, and broadcast on the Dance in America segment of Great Performances.
Credits: Editors, Adam Zucker, Rachel Reichman, Keir Pearson ; photography, Don Lenzer, Robert Shepard, Buddy Squires ; original music composed by Randy Klein ; directors of dance sequences, Gary Halvorson, Horacé Ové ; choreographers: Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty, Ronald K. Brown, Trisha Brown, Blondell Cummings, Asadata Dafora, Chuck Davis, Ruth St. Denis, Ulysses Dove, Katherine Dunham, Garth Fagan, Lester Horton, Bill T. Jones, Donald McKayle, Eleo Pomare, Pearl Primus, Abdel Salaam, Gus Solomons, Jr., Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
Performer(s): Narrator, Blair Underwood ; Voice performers, Tracy Sallows, Joanna Rhinehart; Actors, Michelle Dorant, Maxine Sherman ; Dance companies: African American Dance Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Theater, Garth Fagan Dance, Urban Bush Women, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 171 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: [Disc 1]. What do you dance / produced and directed by Madison Davis Lacy ; written by Madison Davis Lacy, Adam Zucker (57 min.) --
[Disc 2]. Steps of the gods / produced, directed, and written by Madison Davis Lacy (57 min.) --
[Disc 3]. Go for what you know / produced by Adam Zucker, Madison Davis Lacy ; directed and written by Adam Zucker (57 min.).
Other Titles: What do you dance.
Steps of the gods.
Go for what you know.
Three hour series on African American dance
Dance in America.
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: a co-production of The American Dance Festival and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ; in association with Thirteen/WNET New York ; series producer, Madison Davis Lacy.
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The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..." -- Container label.

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