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A song for dead warriors

Author: Michael SmuinCharles FoxWilla KimJudy KinbergMerrill BrockwayAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : WNET/13, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A ballet inspired by events in the life of American Indian activist Richard Oakes. A series of vignettes traces the story of an Indian man from his birth to his death, and, in so doing, reflects on the situation of the contemporary American Indian. The ballet is followed by choreographer Smuin's explanation of its genesis and a documentary about Richard Oakes and the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-1971).
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Genre/Form: Dance
Video
Named Person: Antonio Lopez; Evelyn Cisneros; Vane Vest; Paul Russell; Alexander Topciy; Attila Ficzere; Tomm Ruud; Richard Oakes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Smuin; Charles Fox; Willa Kim; Judy Kinberg; Merrill Brockway; Holly Brubach; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
OCLC Number: 46467973
Credits: Scenery and costumes, Willa Kim ; projections, Ronald Chase ; written by Holly Brubach.
Performer(s): Performed by the San Francisco Ballet. Principal dancers: Antonio Lopez (Young Indian), Evelyn Cisneros (His Indian girl-friend), Vane Vest (White Law Officer), with Paul Russell, Alexander Topciy, Attila Ficzere, Robert Sund, and Tomm Ruud as Ancestral Chiefs.
Event notes: Recorded October 14, 1983. Telecast by WNET/13, New York on January 16, 1984 on the Dance in America series.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Responsibility: co-produced by WNET/13, New York, and KQED, San Francisco ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by Michael Smuin ; music by Charles Fox.

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A ballet inspired by events in the life of American Indian activist Richard Oakes. A series of vignettes traces the story of an Indian man from his birth to his death, and, in so doing, reflects on the situation of the contemporary American Indian. The ballet is followed by choreographer Smuin's explanation of its genesis and a documentary about Richard Oakes and the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-1971).

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