The Resource The Spirit moves : a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986, produced, edited, directed and narrated by Mura Dehn

The Spirit moves : a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986, produced, edited, directed and narrated by Mura Dehn

Label
The Spirit moves : a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986
Title
The Spirit moves
Title remainder
a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986
Statement of responsibility
produced, edited, directed and narrated by Mura Dehn
Title variation
History of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986
Creator
Contributor
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Jazz dance from the turn of the century to 1950: "Filmed at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in the 1950s, Part 1 features demonstrations of ragtime and jazz dances by well-known artists at the Savoy, including James Berry, Pepsi Bethel, Teddy Brown, Sandra Gibson, Leon James, Al Minns and Frankie Manning. Dances in Part 1 include the Cakewalk, Charleston, Black Bottom, Suzie Q, Shake Blues, Gutbucket Blues, Trunky Doo, Big Apple, and some aerial Lindy Hop"--Container
  • Savoy Ballroom of Harlem, 1950s: "Part 2 features footage of dancing by the general public ... [including] Al Minns and Leon James. Dances in Part 2 include Bebop, Lindy, Shim Sham, Charleston, and an aerial Lindy contest for the Harvest Moon Ball Championships"--Container
  • Postwar era: "Filmed at P.S. 28 (Brooklyn) and at the Palladium (New York), Part 3 features dances from the 'Bebop Era'. Dances in Part 3 include the Flying Harlem Home Style, Bebop improvisations, the Mambo and an Applejack Challenge. Prominent dancers in Part 3 include Teddy Brown, Sugar Sullivan, Jack Asquiew, Leroy Appens, Tandaleo and Jackie"--Container
Related
Cataloging source
MUM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Spirit moves (Motion picture).
Credits note
Camera, Herbert Matter ; editor, Warren Berry
Language note
In English
LC call number
GV1624.7.A34
LC item number
S65 2008
PerformerNote
Cast, artists of the Savoy Ballroom of Harlem ; narrator, Mura Dehn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1907-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dehn, Mura
  • Matter, Herbert
  • Dancetime Publications
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American dance
  • Jazz dance
  • African American dance
  • Jazz dance
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The Spirit moves : a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986, produced, edited, directed and narrated by Mura Dehn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Collective title from disc menu
  • Episode title on pt. 1 label: Jazz dance from the turn of the century to 1950
  • Subtitle on pt. 2 (disc 3): "a survey of 100 years of social dance created by Black Americans."
  • Disc 3 is numbered pt. 3; has pt. 2 on title screen
  • Originally produced in 1987 as a 5-hour documentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (40 min.)
  • disc 1.
  • Jazz dance from turn of the century 'til 1950
  • (44 min.)
  • disc 2.
  • Savoy Ballroom of Harlem, 1950's
  • (34 min.)
  • disc 3. pt. 2:
  • Postwar era, 1950-1975
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 880104455810
  • 880104455827
  • 880104455834
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)288960446
  • (OCoLC)ocn288960446
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Spirit moves : a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986, produced, edited, directed and narrated by Mura Dehn
Publication
Note
  • Collective title from disc menu
  • Episode title on pt. 1 label: Jazz dance from the turn of the century to 1950
  • Subtitle on pt. 2 (disc 3): "a survey of 100 years of social dance created by Black Americans."
  • Disc 3 is numbered pt. 3; has pt. 2 on title screen
  • Originally produced in 1987 as a 5-hour documentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (40 min.)
  • disc 1.
  • Jazz dance from turn of the century 'til 1950
  • (44 min.)
  • disc 2.
  • Savoy Ballroom of Harlem, 1950's
  • (34 min.)
  • disc 3. pt. 2:
  • Postwar era, 1950-1975
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 880104455810
  • 880104455827
  • 880104455834
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)288960446
  • (OCoLC)ocn288960446
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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