Madison Davis Lacy; Charles Reinhart; Stephanie Reinhart; Jac Venza; Blair Underwood; American Dance Festival.; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); National Black Programming Consortium.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
|制作人员：||Edited by Rachel Reichman ; director of dance sequences, Gary Halvorson ; original music composed and performed by Randy Klein ; directors of photography, Don Lenzer, Robert Shepard, Buddy Squires ; consulting producers, Horace OveÌ, Maria Patrick ; script coordinator, Daisy Pommer ; consultant, Matthew Diamond ; choreographers, Alvin Ailey, Katherine Dunham, Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, Lester Horton, Pearl Primus ;|
|演员：||Narrated by Blair Underwood.|
|制作说明：||Originally broadcast as an episode of Great performances on PBS in 2000.|
|描述：||1 videocassettes (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|内容：||Dance excerpts: --
L'ag'ya (1938) / by Katherine Dunham (Katherine Dunham Company) --
Barrelhouse blues (or Jazz "hot") (1940) / by Katherine Dunham (performed by Cleo Parker Robinson, Randy Brooks, and Stephanie Carden) --
Strange fruit (1943) / by Pearl Primus (Dawn-Marie Watson, soloist) --
[Hard time blues] : archival footage / by Pearl Primus --
Fanga / by Pearl Primus based on a traditional African dance (African American Dance Ensemble) --
Mourner's bench (1947) / by Talley Beatty (Jerome Stigler, soloist, interspersed with archival footage of Talley Beatty) --
Games (1951) / Donald McKayle (Donald McKayle and Company) --
Rainbow 'round my shoulder (1959) / Donald McKayle (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) --
To José Clemente Orozco (1952) / by Lester Horton (Carmen De Lavallade and Alvin Ailey) --
Blues suite (1958) / by Alvin Ailey (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) --
Revelations (1960) / by Alvin Ailey (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater).
|丛书名：||Free to dance.|
|其他题名：||Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))|
|责任：||produced, directed and written by Madison Davis Lacy ; series producer, Madison Davis Lacy ; executive producers, Charles L., and Stephanie Reinhart ; for Great performances, executive producer, Jac Venza ; a co-production of the American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with Thirteen/WNET New York.|
The history of African American dance; examines the early history of Black dance that began when Katherine Dunham returned from the Caribbean Islands and taught her approach to movement that became known as the Dunham technique. By the early 1940s her company had become famous and launched the careers of Parl Primus, Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle and Alvin Ailey. Featured dance companies include The African American Dance Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Theater, Garth Fagan Dance and Urban Bush Women.
- African American dance.
- African American dance -- History -- 20th century.
- Modern dance -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Documentary films -- United States.
- African American dancers -- History.
- African American dancers -- Biography.
- Choreographers -- United States -- History.
- Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
- African American dancers.
- Documentary films.
- Modern dance.
- United States.