Dancing in the Light: Six Dance Compositions by African American Choreographers

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Overview

As produced by the American Dance Festival, the hour-long special Dancing in the Light compiles six acclaimed and legendary theatrical dance numbers by African American choreographers, originally shot for the three-hour documentary miniseries Free to Dance (2001) on PBS. The numbers include: "Strange Fruit," choreographed by Pearl Primus in 1943; "Awassa Astrige/Ostrich," choreographed by Asadata Dafora in 1932; "Barrelhouse Blues," choreographed by Katherine Dunham in 1938; "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder," ...
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Overview

As produced by the American Dance Festival, the hour-long special Dancing in the Light compiles six acclaimed and legendary theatrical dance numbers by African American choreographers, originally shot for the three-hour documentary miniseries Free to Dance (2001) on PBS. The numbers include: "Strange Fruit," choreographed by Pearl Primus in 1943; "Awassa Astrige/Ostrich," choreographed by Asadata Dafora in 1932; "Barrelhouse Blues," choreographed by Katherine Dunham in 1938; "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder," choreographed by Donald McKayle in 1959; "D-Man in the Waters," choreographed by Bill T. Jones in 1989; and "Mourner's Bench," choreographed by Talley Beatty in 1947.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • UPC: 032031425194
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,248

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Taye Diggs Host
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dancing in the Light
1. Introduction [:59]
2. Awassa Astrige/Ostrich - Choreography by Asadata Dafora [3:49]
3. Barrelhouse Blues (Excerpt) - Choreography by Katherine Dunham [5:46]
4. Strange Fruit - Choreography by Pearl Primus [3:47]
5. Mourner's Bench - Choreography by Talley Beatty [5:22]
6. Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder - Choreography by Donald McKayle [17:56]
7. D-Man in the Waters (Section 1) - Choreography by Bill T. Jones [14:56]
8. Credits [1:59]
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Disc #1 -- Dancing in the Light
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    Dancig In the Light

    nicely done

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