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|Named Person:||Harvey Lichtenstein; Karen Brooks Hopkins; Joseph V Melillo; André Gregory; Pernilla August; Paul Simon; Peter Brook; Erland Josephson; William Christie; Jennifer Lane; Jonathan Miller; Merce Cunningham; Trisha Brown; Dave Douglas; Mark Morris; Ethan Iverson; Pina Bausch; Philip Glass; Robert Wilson; Schuyler Chapin; Lou Reed; Laurie Anderson; Chuck Davis|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rhoda Levine; Robert Boyd; William H Grant, III.; Paul Simon; Trisha Brown; Carolyn Lucas; Dave Douglas; Terry Winters; Mark Morris; Ethan Iverson; Philip Glass; Lou Reed; Mark Robison; Brooklyn Academy of Music.; Character Generators/Video.
|Notes:||Accompanied by house program.|
|Credits:||Video interviews, Robert Boyd ; lighting, William H. Grant III.|
|Performer(s):||Masters of ceremonies: André Gregory, Pernilla August.
Performed by Paul Simon and band: Jay Ashby (trombone), Chris Botti (trumpet), Tony Cedras (keyboards), Steve Gadd (drums), Jamey Haddad (percussion), Bakithi Kumalo (bass), Alain Mallet (keyboards), Vincent Nguini (guitar), Steve Shehan (percussion), Andy Snitzer (saxophone), Mark Stewart (guitars, mandolin).
Performed by Erland Josephson.
Performed by Jennifer Lane (mezzo-soprano) with New York Collegium: Jörg-Michael Schwarz (leader), Dongmyung Ahn, Min-Young Kim, Peter Kupfer, Dana Maiben, Karen Marie Marmer (violins) ; David Miller, Andrea Andros, Rachel Evans (violas) ; Myron Lutzke (cello) ; Jay Elfenbein (violone) ; Eric Milnes (harpsichord). [Jennifer Lane substituted for Véronique Gens, who is listed on program.].
Performed by Trisha Brown with the Dave Douglas Quartet: Dave Douglas (trumpet), Drew Gress (contrabass), Guy Klucevsek (accordion), Mark Feldman (violin).
Performed by Mark Morris with Ethan Iverson (pianist).
Performed by Philip Glass.
Performed by Lou Reed and band: Tony "Thunder" Smith (drummer), Fernando Saunders (bass), Michael Rathke (guitar), Lou Reed (vocals, guitar).
Performed by Chuck Davis and the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble.
Interviewees on video: Peter Brook, William Christie, Jonathan Miller, Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson, and members of Harvey Lichtenstein's family: Phyllis, Saul, John and Dune.
|Event notes:||Videotaped in performance at BAM Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, on June 3, 1999, by Character Generators Inc. ; cameraperson, Mark Robison.|
|Description:||4 videocassettes (164 min.) : sound, color NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)|
|Contents:||Cassette 1 (ca. 58 min.). [Video montage] --
[Welcome] / by Bruce C. Ratner, chairman of the board of BAM --
[Presentation of citation to Harvey Lichtenstein] / by Libby Pataki, First Lady of the State of New York --
[Speech] / by Karen Brooks Hopkins, president-designate of BAM, and Joseph V. Melillo, executive-producer designate of BAM --
[Songs] / by Paul Simon and band --
[Video interview:] Peter Brook --
A monologue for Harvey Lichtenstein / by Erland Josephson --
[Video interview:] William Christie --
"Dido's lament" from Dido and Aeneas / music, Henry Purcell ; sung by Jennifer Lane with the New York Collegium --
[Video interview:] Jonathan Miller. Cassette 2 (ca. 61 min.). [Proclamation by the Council of the City of New York] / presented by the Honorable Councilman Herbert F. Berman and the Honorable Councilwoman Mary Pinkett --
[Video interview:] Merce Cunningham --
Scherzo, especially for Harvey Lichtenstein / choreography and performance, Trisha Brown ; choreographic assistant, Carolyn Lucas ; music, Dave Douglas ; costume, Terry Winters ; music performed by the Dave Douglas Quartet --
Zwei Harveytänze / choreography and performance, Mark Morris ; music: Raskin ("Laura"), arr. by Ethan Iverson, Iverson ("Flatbush stomp") ; music performed by Iverson --
[Video interview:] Pina Bausch --
Two etudes for piano / composition and performance, Philip Glass ; also plays excerpt from Satyagraha --
[Video interview:] Robert Wilson --
[Presentation to Harvey Lichtenstein] / by Thomas Paulucci, BAM crew chief, on behalf of IATSE Local 4 Stagehands --
[Speech] / by Schuyler Chapin, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs ; includes reading of a letter from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani --
[Songs] / by Lou Reed and band. Cassette 3 (ca. 30 min.). [Songs] by Lou Reed and band, continued --
[Video interview:] Laurie Anderson --
[Video interviews:] Phyllis, Saul, John and Dune [Harvey Lichtenstein's family] --
Hear the movement, see the rhythm / performed by Chuck Davis and the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble ; includes audience participation number --
[Video:] Harvey (in one word) / by the video interviewees. Cassette 4 (ca. 15 min.). [Video:] Parting shots / by the video interviewees --
Poem / read by Pernilla August --
[Speech] / by Howard Golden, the Honorable President of the Borough of Brooklyn --
[Video:] The Majestic [Theater] / with narration by Joseph Melillo --
[Announcements: portrait of Harvey Lichtenstein to be painted by Chuck Close ; Majestic Theater renamed Harvey Lichtenstein Theater] --
[Speech] / by Harvey Lichtenstein.
|Responsibility:||presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music ; directed by Rhoda Levine ; written by Robert Boyd.|
- Lichtenstein, Harvey.
- Hopkins, Karen Brooks.
- Melillo, Joseph V.
- Gregory, André
- August, Pernilla.
- Simon, Paul, -- 1941-
- Brook, Peter.
- Josephson, Erland, -- 1923-2012.
- Christie, William -- (William Lincoln)
- Lane, Jennifer.
- Miller, Jonathan, -- 1934-
- Cunningham, Merce.
- Brown, Trisha, -- 1936-
- Douglas, Dave.
- Morris, Mark, -- 1956-
- Iverson, Ethan.
- Bausch, Pina.
- Glass, Philip.
- Wilson, Robert, -- 1941-
- Chapin, Schuyler.
- Reed, Lou.
- Anderson, Laurie, -- 1947-
- Davis, Chuck, -- 1937-
- Brooklyn Academy of Music.
- BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble.
- New York Collegium.