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Limón Dance Company

Author: Doug VaronePhilip GlassElizabeth PrinceDavid FerriAntony TudorAll authors
Publisher: ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Dance
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Named Person: Carla Maxwell; Nina Watt; Raphaël Boumaïla; Kimiye Corwin; Natalie Desch; Mary Ford; Bradon McDonald; Amber Merkens; Carlos Orta; Robert Regala; Jonathan Riedel; Zhen Jun Zhang; Eun Jung Choi; Shin-yun Chou
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Varone; Philip Glass; Elizabeth Prince; David Ferri; Antony Tudor; Donald Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Thomas L Keller; Ted Sullivan; José Limón; Sally Stackhouse; Norman Dello Joio; Pauline Lawrence; Carla Maxwell; David LaMarche; Johannes Holub; Jenny Holub; Penny Ward; Joyce Theater Foundation.; New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
OCLC Number: 84486058
Notes: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Limón Dance Company, the Joyce Theater and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Collection, The New York Public Library.
Accompanied by house program.
Credits: Music direction, David LaMarche.
Performer(s): Danced by the Limón Dance Company: Raphaël Boumaïla, Kimiye Corwin, Natalie Desch, Roxane d'Orléans Juste, Mary Ford, Carla Maxwell, Bradon McDonald, Amber Merkens, Carlos Orta, Robert Regala, Jonathan Riedel, Nina Watt, Zhen Jun Zhang ; with Eun-Jung Choi, Shin-yun Chou, Charley Hayward, Nandini Thomas.
Event notes: Videotaped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, on October 16, 1999 ; video directed and edited by Johannes Holub ; camera, Jenny Holub, Penny Ward.
Description: 2 videocassettes (93 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: Cassette 1. The plain sense of things (New York premiere) (ca. 28 min.) / choreography, Doug Varone ; music, Philip Glass (The saxophone quartet) ; costumes, Liz Prince ; lighting, David Ferri ; assistant to the choreographer, Nancy Bannon. Cast: Sun in an empty room / danced by the Company --
Shuffling a few inches, this way and that / danced by Amber Merkens and Bradon McDonald, Natalie Desch and Raphaël Boumaïla, Zhen Jun Zhang and Jonathan Riedel, with Kimiye Corwin, Mary Ford, Robert Regala --
Singing beyond what you can hear / danced by Nina Watt, Mary Ford, Carla Maxwell, Carlos Orta --
Stairways / danced by the Company. Dark elegies (New York premiere by the Limón Dance Company) (ca. 26 min.) / choreography, Antony Tudor, staged and directed by Donald Mahler ; music, Gustav Mahler (Kindertotenlieder [Songs on the death of children]) ; costumes, Thomas L. Keller ; lighting, Ted Sullivan. Cast: Scene one, laments of the bereaved: First song / danced by Natalie Desch and chorus --
Second song / danced by Carla Maxwell and Jonathan Riedel --
Third song / danced by Bradon McDonald and chorus --
Fourth song / danced by Mary Ford --
Fifth song / danced by Zhen Jun Zhang and chorus. The chorus: Eun Jung Choi, Shin-yun Chou, Kimiye Corwin, Amber Merkens, Raphaël Boumaïla --
Scene two, the resignation / danced by the Company. Songs from a 1950s recording by Kathleen Ferrier. Cassette 2. There is a time (new production) (ca. 39 min.) / choreography, José Limón, staged and directed by Sarah Stackhouse ; music, Norman Dello Joio (Meditations on Ecclesiastes) ; costumes, Thomas L. Keller, based on original designs by Pauline Lawrence ; lighting, Ted Sullivan. Cast: "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" / danced by the Company --
"A time to be born, and a time to die" / danced by Carlos Orta --
"A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted / danced by the Company --
"A time to kill" / danced by Jonathan Riedel --
"And a time to heal" / danced by Carla Maxwell and Robert Regala --
"A time to break down, and a time to build up" / danced by the Company --
"A time to keep silence, and a time to speak" / danced by Natalie Desch and Bradon McDonald --
"A time to mourn;--and a time to weep" / danced by Mary Ford, Carla Maxwell, Amber Merkens --
"A time to laugh--a time to dance" / danced by Nina Watt and Company --
"A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing" / danced by Natalie Desch and Jonathan Riedel --
"A time to hate, a time of war" / danced by Nina Watt --
"A time to love--a time of peace" / danced by Mary Ford and Company.
Responsibility: presented by José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc. in association with the Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. ; artistic direction by Carla Maxwell.

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