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Introduction: The New Dance Group Gala Historical Concert (01:01)

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Hear choreographers and dancers reminiscing about the New Dance Group. See a list of the choreographers represented in this film.

Songs (1956) Part III "To Each His Own" (09:36)

Choreographer Mary Anthony talks about hearing Debussy's String Quartet while living in Paris. Dancers perform at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Tenant of the Street" (1938) (07:12)

Mary Anne Newhall tells the story of Eve Gentry's inspiration for "Tenant of the Street." Newhall performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Blues" (1962) (04:42)

Ronne Aul explains what the "Blues" means to him. He performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

Talley Beatty (01:10)

Beatty talks about his inspiration for "Mourners Bench."

"Mourner's Bench" (1947) (05:20)

Dancer Paul B. Sadler, Jr. performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"The Desperate Heart" (1943) (09:00)

Mary Corey introduces a dance choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Brook Notary performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Lynchtown" (1936) (07:52)

Deborah Carr introduces choreographer Charles Weidman's "Lynchtown," performed at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (02:54)

Choreographer Pearl Primus talks about symbolism used in her dance. She recites the poem by Langston Hughes.

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (1944) (03:13)

Kim Y. Bears performs a dance choreographed by Pearl Primus at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"The Flight" (1947) (03:30)

Hear Joseph Gifford's inspiration for "The Flight." Dancers perform at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Shuvi Nafshi" (1947) (06:24)

Hear Donald McKayle's connection to choreographer Hadassah. Ellen Kogan performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Time is Money" (1934) (06:37)

Choreographer Jane Dudley describes her inspiration for "Time is Money." Tom Warfield performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Harmonica Breakdown" (1934) (04:01)

Choreography Jane Dudley explains the meaning behind, "Harmonica Breakdown." Sheron Wray performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Sign Dance for Sarah" (1979" (05:36)

Choreographer Irving Burton signs his introduction to "Sign Dance for Sarah." He performs it at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Rainbow Round My Shoulder" (1959) (10:59)

Choreographer Donald McKayle talks about getting his start with the New Dance Group. Dancers perform "Rainbow Round My Shoulder" at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"The Transformation of Medusa" (1942" (07:28)

Jean Erdman talks about the first piece she ever choreographed. Nancy Allison performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Queen of the Gorgons" (03:38)

Nancy Allison performs at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

Duet from "Lyric Suite" (1954) (07:13)

Choreographer Anna Sokolow discusses relating movement to music. Dancers perform "Lyric Suite" at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Strange Hero" (1948) (04:53)

Choreographer Daniel Nagrin talks about the connection between the artist and the audience. Shane O'Hara performs "Strange Hero."

"Romeo and Juliet" (1979) (08:20)

Regina Larkin introduces a dance by Joyce Trisler. See a performance at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"We're All Dodgin'" (06:16)

Choreographer Sophie Maslow explains her inspiration for "Folksay." Dancers perform an excerpt at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"On Top of Old Smokey" (02:14)

Dancers perform an excerpt from, "Folksay" at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Aw Nuts" (02:03)

Dancers perform an excerpt from, "Folksay" at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"I Ride an Old Paint" (03:09)

Dancers perform an excerpt from, "Folksay" at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

"Hey You, Sun, Moon, Stars" (04:18)

Dancers perform an excerpt from, "Folksay" at a celebratory concert on June 11, 1993.

Credits: The New Dance Group Gala Historical Concert: Retrospective 1930's - 1970's (01:19)

Credits: The New Dance Group Gala Historical Concert: Retrospective 1930's - 1970's

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The New Dance Group Gala Historical Concert: Retrospective 1930s–1970s


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Description

The mid-20th century period of dance produced many fascinating and artistically significant dances worthy of preservation. Members of The New Dance Group were idealistic artistic innovators that aimed to make dance a viable statement about the social injustices of the world. This film presents some of the most influential modern dance pioneers' legendary work and pays heed their message of social consciousness. Produced by the American Dance Guild in June 1993, it includes mini-interviews with the choreographers.

Length: 141 minutes

Item#: BVL60396

Copyright date: ©1993

Closed Captioned

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