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José Limón : three modern dance classics

Author: José LimónLucas HovingBetty True JonesHarvey HartJosé Limón Dance Company.All authors
Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three of the most famous works by the Mexican-American choreographer, Jose Limon. Moor's Pavane: Generally considered to be one of the great masterworks of modern dance, Limon distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama. The Traitor: Against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times. The Emperor Jones: Based upon the play by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video tapes
Ballets
Dance
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: José Limón; Lucas Hoving; Betty True Jones; Harvey Hart; José Limón Dance Company.; Video Artists International.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 41609735
Notes: "Historic telecasts, 1955-1957 from the archives of the CBC, Toronto"--Container.
Credits: Choreography, José Limón ; music, Henry Purcell, Gunther Schuller, Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Performer(s): Dancers, José Limón, Betty Jones, Lucas Hoving and others from the José Limón Dance Company.
Description: 1 videocassette (63 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: The moor's pavanne (21 min.) --
The traitor (19 min.) --
Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones (23 min.).
Other Titles: Three modern dance classics
Moor's pavane (Choreographic work : Limón)
Traitor (Choreographic work : Limón)
Emperor Jones (Choreographic work : Limón)
Responsibility: Video Artists International in cooperation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; produced and directed by Harvey Hart.

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Three of the most famous works by the Mexican-American choreographer, Jose Limon. Moor's Pavane: Generally considered to be one of the great masterworks of modern dance, Limon distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama. The Traitor: Against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times. The Emperor Jones: Based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill wherein a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain.

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