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[Lorna Burdsall and Así Somos]

Author: Lorna Burdsall; Fernando Birri; Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV.
Publisher: 1991-1999?
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : Spanish
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Compilation of video recordings on Lorna Burdsall, an American modern dancer who helped lay the groundwork for modern dance in Cuba, and her company Así Somos, founded in 1981 with dancers and other artists from the Escuela Nacional de Arte.
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Genre/Form: Dance
Interviews
Video
Named Person: Lorna Burdsall; Lorna Burdsall; Rodolfo Hechavarria; Adolfo Izquierdo
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Burdsall; Fernando Birri; Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV.
OCLC Number: 49577567
Description: 1 videocassette (79 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: Lorna Burdsall en Tendedera de la vida (1991 ; ca. 10 min.) / [produced by] the Escuela Internacional de Ciné y TV de Tres Mundos ; directed by Fernando Birri ; in Spanish. Interview with Lorna Burdsall, interspersed with glimpses of her in costume for different pieces, recorded in various settings. [Performance in an art gallery or museum] (ca. 11 min.) / performed by Lorna Burdsall and members of Así Somos. Maria (ca. 8 min., b&w) / choreography and performance, Lorna Burdsall ; music, Mario Lavista. [Title missing from tape] (ca. 3 min., b&w) / choreography and performance, Lorna Burdsall ; music, Frédéric Chopin. La Greta (ca. 5 min.) / choreography and performance, Lorna Burdsall ; music, Dave Brubeck. Virus gris (ca. 4 min.) / choreography and performance, Rodolfo Hechavarria ; music, Luciano Berio. Duo 1 (ca. 3 min.) / choreography and performance, Juan [no last name given] and Rodolfo [Hechavarria?] ; music, ocean sounds. Tubos (ca. 8 min.) / choreography, Lorna Burdsall ; music, Charles Ives [listed in credits but not on tape] ; danced by Lorna Burdsall, Juan [no last name given], Rodolfo [Hechavarria?], Israel [no last name given]. Following this piece, the title El parque appears, but no dance work follows. Retrospectiva (1999 ; ca. 16 min., col. with b&w sequences) / presented by Así Somos, Teatro de Imágenes. Various views of the company, including the piece Cuando vuela la paloma, directed and choreographed by Lorna Burdsall ; music, John Rose, J.M. Jarre, Andrew Schloss ; visual design and performance by Adolfo Izquierdo. Helmi. [Interview with Lorna Burdsall] (ca. 11 min.) / recorded for Finnish television ; in Finnish and English ; interviewer, Tiina Klemettila. Lorna Burdsall discusses her career as a dancer ; her decision to move to Cuba in 1955 and her life there during the revolution ; beginning the modern dance movement in Cuba with Ramiro Guerra ; her autobiography, titled More than a footnote, dancing from Connecticut to revolutionary Cuba.

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Compilation of video recordings on Lorna Burdsall, an American modern dancer who helped lay the groundwork for modern dance in Cuba, and her company Así Somos, founded in 1981 with dancers and other artists from the Escuela Nacional de Arte.

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