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Dance and immigration: the mambo, a New York story

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Title
Dance and immigration: the mambo, a New York story
Names
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Producer)
Adams, Dottie (Commentator)
Ensley, Ernest (Commentator)
López, René (Moderator)
Medina V., Henry (Commentator)
Santos, Ray (Commentator)
Marx, Robert (Speaker)
Rudolph, Ellen B. (Producer)
Adams, Dottie (Dancer)
Ensley, Ernest (Dancer)
López, René (Commentator)
Collection

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Public Program Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-03-25
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: 1 (approx. 60 min.): Welcome by Robert Marx, executive director of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. -- Dance demonstration by Adams and Ensley. -- Overview of the mambo by López. -- Film and video excerpts, with commentary by Medina. -- A musician's observations of the mambo at the Palladium, by Santos. -- Reminiscences of dancing at the Palladium, by Adams and Ensley. -- 2 (approx. 17 min.): Responses to questions from the audience. -- Dance demonstration by Adams and Ensley.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8766
Topics
Machito
Puente, Tito, 1923-2000
Rodríguez, Tito, 1923-1973
Piro, Killer Joe
Palladium (Dance hall)
Mambo (Dance)
Salsa (Dance)
Music -- Cuba
Music -- Latin America
Salsa (Music)
Genres
Lectures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Venue: Videotaped for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of the New York Public Library at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on March 25, 1993. Presented as part of Speaking out: the performing arts forum. Series producer: Ellen B. Rudolph.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (78 min. total) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Description
Discussion of the mambo craze that flourished in New York from the late 1940s to the 1960s, with emphasis on activities at the Palladium Ballroom at Broadway and 53rd Street. The mambo's origins as a musical form in Cuba are described, as is its popularization by the orchestra leaders Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodríguez. The panelists also recall Killer Joe Piro's mambo lessons and exhibitions, and the mambo's appeal to dancers of different ethnic groups and classes. They also discuss its relation to present-day salsa.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946072927-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176221
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7fbd71d0-8be4-0138-bb23-0f735fab23e3
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance and immigration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/dad0b85c-d568-47dd-9fdc-8d5fc40eefa1

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance and immigration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/dad0b85c-d568-47dd-9fdc-8d5fc40eefa1

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1993). Dance and immigration Retrieved from http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/dad0b85c-d568-47dd-9fdc-8d5fc40eefa1

Wikipedia Citation

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Dance and immigration