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Title The beloved / composed by Judith Hamilton ; directed by James Truitte ; choreographed by Lester Horton ; performed by Cassandra Phifer, Hugues & Danish Radio Concert Orchestra ; conducted by David LaMarche
Published [Place of publication not identified] : ArtHaus Musik, ℗1989


Description 1 online resource (8 min.)
Series Dance in video.
Summary The 'Dance Theatre of Harlem's birthplace was in a disused garage in Harlem, a black district of New York. Arthur Mitchell, the founder who still acts as its artistic director, set up the ballet school with the aim of giving black dancers the opportunity of sound training, as their skin color meant that they often encountered difficulties finding employment with existing companies which consisted mainly of white dancers. Since its humble beginnings in 1969 - it was founded shortly after the murder of Martin Luther King - the "Dance Theatre of Harlem" has attained worldwide status. Today the repertoire is performing a representative cross section from the history of artistic dancing. Alongside classics of the Russian school such as "Swan Lake" and 'Sheherazade' are shown the successful neoclassical dance routines from the years following the First World War as well as works by contemporary choreographers
Notes Previously released on DVD
Event Recorded 1989
Notes Online resource; title from landing page (Alexander Street Press Dance in Video) website (viewed Dec. 6, 2011)
Videodisc version record
Subject Dance -- Performances
Modern dance.
Twentieth century.
Dance -- Performances.
Modern dance.
Twentieth century.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Short films.
Nonfiction films.
Form Streaming video
Author Hamilton, Judith, composer (expression)
Horton, Lester, 1906-1953, choreographer (expression)
LaMarche, David, conductor.
Magen, Hugues, dancer.
Phifer-Moore, Cassandra, dancer.
Truitte, James, director.
Danmarks radio. Underholdningsorkester, performer.