The Resource 15 days of dance, The making of Ghost light

15 days of dance, The making of Ghost light

Label
15 days of dance, The making of Ghost light
Title
15 days of dance
Title part
The making of Ghost light
Title variation
Making of Ghost light
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Commissioned by Center for the Moving Image, University at Buffalo, Brian Reeder's new work for the ABT Studio Company is a ballet for six dancers set to Music for the Theater by Aaron Copland and featuring costumes designed by Reeder. Dance critic and Professor Ann Murphy writes, "Ghost light, as most theatergoers know, is the light left on in the theater. In Shakespeare's day theaters ritually kept a candle lit. Later it was a gas lamp, and today an electric light stays illuminated through the night to ward off the ghosts of past performances. Reeder's ballet honors the theater, the ghosts, ... And Caplan is the medium, filming the seen to capture the unseen, bringing us a little closer to the beautiful patterns hidden in front of our eyes. Sixty-eight hours of film have been edited down not to 1.5 or even 3 hours, or even 6, as documentaries at the outer reaches of the form might run, but to 18. While 15 days of dance is a document it is far more than that: it is an extended cinematic rumination on the making of art. Graciously, Reeder and the dancers allow us in to view their artistic process, a process closely guarded by most dance makers due, in part, to its intimacy but also due to its often discursive, improvisational nature." The film is divided into twenty parts and the total running time is 1354 minutes. It was released in 2010. The film documents in detail the creation of a dance by choreographer Brian Reeder and the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in New York City, from the first day of work in the studio through to the first stage performance. Parts 1 through 17 all take place at the American Ballet Theatre Studios in New York and show the creative process of choreographer Brian Reeder and eleven young dancers as they create a new work to the music of Aaron Copland's "Music for the Theatre." Part 1 is the very first day of work and begins with the dancers having just heard the music they'll be performing to for the first time Part 2 ends with an interview of choreographer Brian Reeder after his first day of work. Part 4 begins with the dancers trying on their costumes. Part 15 includes a quick peak into preparations in the offices at American Ballet Theatre. Part 16 begins with a complete run-through performance in front of colleagues and friends of Brian Reeder. Part 17 includes trip planning and a final interview with Brian Reeder before heading to Buffalo, NY, where the new dance is to premiere. Parts 18 and 19 take place in Buffalo, NY and show the dancers preparing for the first stage performances. Part 18 begins with preparations for a performance for 3,500 public school students at the historic Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. A Q&A session with the students follows. Also here is a master class given to students by American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kirk Peterson at the University at Buffalo. Part 19 includes preparations for the premiere performance at the University at Buffalo, a Q&A session with students, and a pre-performance talk with press. Part 20 is the "Rehearsal Compilation." This is a special edit of the entire dance using carefully selected shots from throughout filming and is cut to the complete piece of music, Aaron Copland's "Music for the Theatre."
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Picture Start Films in 2010
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
999
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  • Reeder, Brian
  • American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Choreography
Technique
live action
Label
15 days of dance, The making of Ghost light
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1090079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 1354 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1090079
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)897770014
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
15 days of dance, The making of Ghost light
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1090079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 1354 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1090079
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)897770014
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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