Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Arthur Mitchell Collection, 1800s-2019, bulk 1934-2019

Series: Recordings, 1953-2018

This series contains audio and video recordings related to Arthur Mitchell, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as other dance-related recordings. This series includes recordings on audiocassettes, microcassettes, film, videotapes, and CDs and DVDs.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only CU affiliates may view materials on-site. YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE PLACING REQUESTS. Email rbml@library.columbia.edu to request an appointment. You may submit a request for materials once your appointment is confirmed. Affiliates will login with their uni and password, and need to register the first time they make a request.



Subseries: Audio Recordings, 1970-2006, undated

This subseries contains audio records related to Arthur Mitchell and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. These recordings include interviews, music related to repertory, recordings of meetings, and several unidentified recordings. In addition, there are two items inscribed to Mitchell by Alyson Williams.


Dance Theatre of Harlem Repertory, 1970-1998, undated



Box 121 Item 1 "Fun and Games" Stress by Piero Piccione (2), circa 1971, 1 audiocassettes

This might be Tape 2. There is no Tape 1.


Primous Fountain


Box 121 Item 2 "Ricia" by Primous Fountain / "Just Keep on Singing" by Marian Anderson, 1 audiocassettes


Box 121 Item 3 "Summation," "Manifestation," "Ricia," and "Untitled", 1 audiocassettes


Box 121 Item 4 "Manifestation" and "Untitled", 1 audiocassettes


Box 121 Item 16 "Rhythmetron" Dance Theatre of Harlem, 1987 October 20, 1 audiocassettes

[By Marlos Nobre]


Box 121 Item 29 Spiritual Suite, 2nd Movement, undated, 1 audiocassettes

Possibly from Spiritual Suite by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1970).



Box 122 Item 1A Mario L. Baeza "Harlem Suite", 1996, 1 audiocassettes

See Also: Production Research subseries for proposals related to the work.


Box 122 Item 4A DTH - "Harlem Fine", circa 1996, 1 audiocassettes

See Also: "Harlem Fine" and Production Research subseries for proposals related to this work, also by Mario L. Baeza. Cassette label indicates that this is the "old version: no good"


Box 122 Item 8A Notes "Uris", 1976 February 29, 1 audiocassettes



Box 117 Item 16 St. Louis Woman, 1998, 1 compact disks

Original Cast Recording. Commercial CD.


Box 117 Item 19 Morton Gould American Salute, 1991, 1 compact disks

American Ballads (1976) Spirituals for Strings (1959) American Symphonette No. 2 (1938); with business card. Post it note states "Fall River Legend". Commercial CD.



Box 121 Item 18 Memorial Service for Dr. Paul Howard Zea, 1986, 1 audiocassettes


Box 121 Item 19 Arthur Mitchell Interviewed by Toba Singer, 2006 October 9, 1 audiocassettes


Box 121 Item 20 Arthur Mitchell Interviewed by Toba Singer, 2006 October 20, 1 audiocassettes



Box 117 Item 35 The Best of Alyson Williams, 2006, 1 compact disks

Commercial CD. Inscribed to Mitchell by Alyson Williams.


Box 117 Item 36 Alyson Williams "It's About Time", 2006, 1 compact disks

Commercial CD. Inscribed to Mitchell by Alyson Williams.



Box 121 Item 37 JDP / Marian Anderson "Session Tape", undated, 1 digital audio tapes

Includes 2: Liebesbotschaft; 3-Wohin; 4-Der TOd und das Madche; 5-Ave Maria; 6-Deep River; 7-Roll Jerden' Roll; 8-Crucificion; 9-Sometime I feel ; 10-Let us Break Bread ; 11-Hear de Lams


Box 121 Item 44 Staff Meeting Dictation Tapes, October 5-9, 3 microcassettes;


Box 121 Item 46 Board Meeting, undated, 1 microcassettes



Box 122 Item 14A BCDE Conference Call 4/14/00 and DCA 10/7, 2000, undated, 4 microcassettes;



Box 121 Item 55-61 Unlabelled Audiocassettes, undated, 7 audiocassettes



Box 122 Item 62-64 Unlabelled Audiocassettes, undated, 3 audiocassettes


Box 122 Item 10A-11A Unlabelled Microcassettes, 2 audiocassettes


Box 122 Item 15A, 17A-18A Unlabelled Microcassettes, 3 microcassettes


Box 122 Item 10B Unlabelled Audiocassette, 1 audiocassettes



Box 108 Unlabelled Microcassettes, undated, 8 microcassettes;


Subseries: Video Recordings, 1953-2018

This subseries contains video recordings related to Arthur Mitchell, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as other dance-related recordings. This subseries includes recordings on film, videotapes, and CDs and DVDs.

Recordings related to Arthur Mitchell include personal 8mm films, award ceremonies and other events, career highlights, documentaries, feature films, interviews, and performances. Many of the 8mm films are damaged, although some footage has been recovered and digitized from these films.

Recordings related to the Dance Theatre of Harlem include performances and other events, as well as recordings related to individual dancers such as Rasta Thomas and Lowell Smith.

Mitchell also received and kept video recordings of dance performances and samples of work sent to him by other choreographers.


Subseries: 8mm and 16mm Films, 1950s-1973



Box 119 Item OHRO055018 and OHRO055026 Brazil 1968, 1968, 1 Reels;

Original 8mm films might be in items #1-3 on the large reel.


Box 119 Item OHRO055050 (4) Young Arthur Mitchell with female on The Spanish Steps in Italy, 1960, 1 Reels;

Tape 4.


Box 119 Item OHRO055042 (5) Monk in the streets of Italy, 1960, 1 Reels;

Tape 5.



Box 108 Item OHRO050105 (6) Luchino-Spoleto, circa 1958-1961, 1 Reels;



Box 119 Item OHRO055069 (7) Filipino street market and vendors, 1960s, 1 Reels;

Tape 7.



Box 108 Item 8 Untitled, circa 1961, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item OHRO050148 (9) Manila-Indiana, circa 1958, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item OHRO050156 (10) Mexico-Holland-etc, circa 1962, 1 Reels;

Full label: Beginning Mexico; Holland; Karel [Shook?] Amsterdam; Billy; Sonia


Box 108 Item OHRO050113 (11) London I, circa 1961, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 13 Untitled, circa 1960, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 14 Untitled, circa 1960, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 15 Untitled, circa 1961, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item OHRO050130 (16) New York City Ballet, circa 1957-1959, 1 Reels;

Full label: NYCB; Purdue; Indiana; Melissa Camp


Box 108 Item 17 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 18 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 19 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 20 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 21 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 22 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 23 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 24 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 25 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 26 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 27 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 28 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 29 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 30 Untitled, circa 1963, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 31 Untitled, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 32 Untitled, circa 1963, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 33 Untitled, circa 1965, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 34 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 35 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 36 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 37 Untitled, circa 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item OHRO050091 (38) Spoleto-Me Dancing, circa 1961, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 39 Untitled, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 40 Untitled, circa 1963, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 41 Untitled, circa 1962, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 42 Untitled, before 1964, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item OHRO050164 (43) Ancient Roman temples and an amphitheatre in Italy, 1965, 1 Reels;


Box 108 Item 44 Untitled, circa 1957-1959, 1 Reels;

Box and outside cannister have been cleaned by Polygon; but cannister itself was not opened


Box 108 Item OHRO050121 (45) Karel Shook, before 1964, 1 Reels;



Box 119 Item OHRO073652 (46) Alexander Column, Triumphal Arch, and General Staff Building in St.Petersburg, Russia, circa 1962, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073601 (47) Saint Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Russia, circa 1962, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073750 (48) Saint Basil's Cathedral, State Historical Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, circa 1962, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073644 (49) The Winter Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, circa 1962, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073610 and OHRO073679 (50 and 51) Bell tower in Tuscany, Italy, 1961, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073687 (52) Dancers practicing on Teatro Romano stage in Spoleto, Italy, 1965, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073717 (53) Christ the Reedmer statue in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073733 (54) Young Arthur Mitchell on film set, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073768 (55) Young Arthur Mitchell on beach with friends in Italy, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073628 (56) Unknown ballet production, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073636 (57) Unknown dance performance, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073741 (58) Temple of Hera (Basilica) in Salerno, Italy, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073709 (59) Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073784 (60) Group of men watching a cockfight, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073660 (61) Pferdeschwemme "Horse Well" in Salzburg, Austria, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073695 (62) Vacationing on a boat, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073776 (63) Young Arthur Mitchell dancing at an outdoor temple ruin in Italy, 1960s, 1 Reels;


Box 119 Item OHRO073725 (64) Untitled, 1960s, 1 Reels;

This film was either blank, or too badly damaged to retrieve any content from the film. Digitization was attempted, but there is no digital content available from this film.

Original box was marked as "damaged"


Demo of Dance Theatre of Harlem puzzle, 1991

Original was loaned to Columbia University for digitization; Dance Theatre of Harlem retains the original 8mm film.



Box 120 Rhythmetron, 1973, 1 Reels;

Commercial Film of television special.


Subseries: U-Matic, 1966-1983



Box 109 Item OHRO050059 (83) Agon, 1966, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

This item may include the whole episode of USA Dance: "New York City Ballet" (1966) that included Mitchell and his performance in Agon but also featured three other Balanchine ballets. This master was dubbed by Jacoby/Storm Productions in 1988.


Box 109 Item OHRO050075 and OHRO050083 (84 and 86) A Midsummer's Night's Dream, 1967, 2 videocassettes (U-matic)

Columbia Pictures.


Box 109 Item OHRO050067 (87) Kennedy Center Honors, 1994 March 10, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

Outside tape label: "25th Annivesary Preliminaries. 16th Annual Kennedy Center Honors - Arthur Mitchell Honored March 1994. Voice over with Lowell Smith." Label on the tape itself only notes Kennedy Center Honors.


Box 109 Item OHRO050040 (88) Interview With Mitchell, 1990 October 19, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

Personal Diary, Black Entertainment Television. Interview with Arthur Mitchell. Aired October 19, 1990.


Box 109 Item OHRO050032 (89) Dance Theatre of Harlem's Harlem Homecoming Dance Performance, 1982 March 11, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

Content does not match original tape label.


Box 109 Item 108 Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Minnesota Dance Theatre), 1978 February 5, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

Music by Samuel Barber; Choregraphy by Loyce Houlton.


Box 109 Item 109A, 109B, 110 Magic Flute (Kaet - Arizona State University), undated, 3 videocassettes (U-matic)


Box 109 Item 111 Legend and Carmen (National Ballet, Harare, Zimbabwe), 1983, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

Choregraphed by M. Morawski. Danced by Deirdre Eyden and Antony Dowson from the Royal Ballet Company


Subseries: Beta (Betamax) Videocassettes, circa 1970s-1980s



Box 110 Item 103 Untitled, 1 Beta (Betamax)


Box 110 Item 104 Untitled, 1 Beta (Betamax)


Box 110 Item 105 Untitled, 1 Beta (Betamax)


Box 110 Item 106 Falcon #6 / Bigger Than Life / Bigger Than Better, 1 Beta (Betamax)


Box 110 Item 107 Untitled, 1 Beta (Betamax)


Box 110 Item 112 Untitled, 1 Beta (Betamax)


Subseries: VHS Videocassettes related to Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre of Harlem, 1964-2018



Box 111 Item 1 RM Arts Presents Dance Theatre of Harlem, 1989, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 2 Arthur Mitchell in Conversation With Brad Rosenstein and Sheryl Flatow S.F.P.A.L.M., 2004 January 21, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 3 WABC-TV: Arthur Mitchell Interview, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 4 Arthur Mitchell Interview, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 10 Dance Theatre of Harlem: St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet, 2003, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Performed at Lincoln Center.


Box 111 Item 11 Dance Theatre of Harlem: St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet, 2003 June 21, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 12 Dance Theatre of Harlem: The South Bank Show, 2004, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

There are also two DVD copies in the collection.


Box 111 Item 13 Dance Theatre of Harlem: The South Bank Show, 2004, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 14 Dance Theatre of Harlem: The South Bank Show, 2004, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 17 Dance Theatre of Harlem: South Africa Tour Television Coverage (USA), 1992 September 19-25, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

No barcode on original videocassette box


Box 111 Item 19 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Nutcracker; Pas de Deux (Foxwoods), undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 20 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Sasanka, 1997 August 6, 1 videocassettes (VHS);


Box 111 Item 22 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Repertoire Excerpts, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 23 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Unidentified Performance Video, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Portion of label with performance name is cut off.


Box 111 Item 24 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Repertoire Excerpts, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 25 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Repertoire Excerpts, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 26 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Repertoire Excerpts, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 27 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Bach Passacaglia, 1994 March 17, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 33 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Giselle Act II, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Gala Performance, New York State Theater.


Box 111 Item 34 Dance Theatre of Harlem: "Twist" Rehearsal, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 35 Dance Theatre of Harlem: "Return" Rehearsal, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 111 Item 85 Dartmouth College: Commencement, 2002, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Mitchell received an honorary degree in 2002.


Box 111 A Walk Through Harlem with David Harman and Historian Barry Lewis (WNET 13), 1999, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial VHS. Never opened. Arthur Mitchell is included in production.



Box 112 Item 21 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Rhythmetron, 1981, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Ballet: Rhythmetron; Choregraphy: Arthur Mitchel. Japan 1981.


Box 112 Item 30 Dance Theatre of Harlem Repertoire: Spiritual Suite, Doin' It, Agon, Bugaku, 1974-1976, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Includes "Spirtural Suite," Philadelphia July 1976; Walk in the Light "Doin' It"; Agon - Sadler Wells August 2, 1974; Bugaku - Chicago May 1975

No barcode on original videocassette box


Box 112 Item 37 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Bach Passacaglia Rondo Capriccioso, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 39 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Open House with Jessye Norman, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Note on box that this is now available in digital format from Alexander Street.


Box 112 Item 40 Special Dub: Harlem Week Senior Citizen's Day (August 11, 1993) and Dance Theatre of Harlem Gala 22 (1992), 1992-1993, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

CH 2 News


Box 112 Item 41 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Four Temperaments (Zellerbach Hall), 2000 February 11, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 43 Magnificat Moving into Dance, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Note on box says "Needs to be transferred- another format"


Box 112 Item 66 Arthur Mitchell on Hawaii PBS One-On-One, circa 2018, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 67 The Kennedy Center "Arthur Mitchell Interview" (Spofford Films), undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 70A-C National Visionary Leadership Project: The Arthur Mitchell Interview, 2004 July 18 and August 24, 3 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 71 Rasta Thomas, dancer, circa 1994-2005, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 73 Dance in America: Dancing for Mr. B-- Agnes de Mille Segment, Theatre Street segment, 1990 March 30, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Note indicating that "Dancing with Mr. B" is available commercially. Remainder is 1) interview with de Mille re: Rodeo 2) Kirov School


Box 112 Item 78 Arthur Mitchell coaching the Pas de Deux from Agon (George Ballanchine Foundation), 2006, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

For private use only. Copyright held by George Ballanchine Foundation.


Box 112 Item 85 Elysium, 1964, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Mitchell and Violette Verdy. Segment aired-Ruckblonde.


Box 112 Item 89 National Visionary Leadership Project: Promotional Tape, circa 2004, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Note indicates this promo is available online on the project's website.


Box 112 Item 91 The Day the Fish Came Out (Master), 1967, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial release. Arthur Mitchell plays Frank.

Collection includes a commercial DVD of this title.


Box 112 Item 92 National Visionary Leadership Project: Highlights of 2003 Summit and Awards Gala, circa 2003, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 112 Item 93 MetroArts/Thirteen: Promo, 1998 September 23, 1 videocassettes (VHS)



Box 110 The Hewitt's, 1998 June 16, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

New York. Longer version. Label has a Nations Bank logo on it.


Subseries: VHS Videocassettes--Other, 1953-2007, undated



Box 113 Item 1 Smuin Ballets/SF: Frankie and Johnny, 1996 March 21, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 2 Smuin Ballets/SF: Cyrano and Starshadows, 1997 Spring, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 3 Smuin Ballets/SF: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Shinju, 2000 May 10 and 17, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 4 Smuin Ballets/SF: The Christmas Ballet, 1998, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 5 Smuin Ballets/SF: The Christmas Ballet, 1999, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 6 Smuin Ballets/SF: Sapphire Rain, 2000 November 3, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 7 Smuin Ballets/SF: Les Noces (World Premiere), 1999 November 3, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 8 Smuin Trio: Coolidge Film, 1993, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 9 Smuin Ballets/SF: Dances with Songs, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 10 Michael Smuin: Dances with Songs, 1994, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 11 Choreography Choo-San Goh, circa 1996, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Unknown Territory (Pittsburgh Ballet), In he Glow of the Night (Washington Ballet); with letter from Janek Schergen (Artistic Director of the Choo-San Goh & H. Robert Magee Foundation; another sticker says 14


Box 113 Item 12 Ballet Nacional de Caracas, circa 1995, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Fever/Video Sampler/"Lento, A Tempo e Appassionato"


Box 113 Item 13 James Jones: "Stravinsky Violin Concerto" "Tippet Suite" (UC Irvine Faculty Dance Concerts), undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 14 Manoeuvre by Patrick Lewis, 2003, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

English National Ballet, Sadlers Wells.


Box 113 Item 15 Faust, 1992, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Erica Brummage & Raymond Sargent. Unclear if Faust is still on the tape, as label on tape itself indicates Carvajal Rep; Synergies (ex), Shapes of Erwig (all), Tiancapes (ex), Crystal Slippers (ex).


Box 113 Item 16 "Rossini Sonatas," "Bend to the Bitter End," "Arieta", 1986, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Jeff Satinoff, choreographer.


Box 113 Item 17 Romeo and Juliet, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Bruce Wells, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


Box 113 Item 18 Stepping Stones, 1995, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Milwaukee Ballet. Music: Joan Tower, Choreography: Kathryn Posin.


Box 113 Item 19 SFB 50th Gala, circa 1993, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

With letter from Michael Smuin.


Box 113 Item 20 San Francisco Ballet, 1982 April 24, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Circus Polka, Badinage; Shinju; Steps for Two; Variations de Ballet


Box 113 Item 21 Glam Slam Ulysses, 1993 August 31, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

8/31/93 Performance. Director: Kenneth Robins Producer: David Haugland.


Box 113 Item 22 Glam Slam Ulysses, 1993 October 6, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

WWOR Channel 9 Arsenio Hall Show.


Box 113 Item 23 Sym. In D. Royal Ballet- Swan Lake, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 24 Sam Gilliam; Of Fireflies and Ferris Wheels, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 25 Dance In America: Clytemnestra, circa 1990, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 26 Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" (Hershey Theatre), 1992 May 10, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 27 Bluebeards Castle, 1990, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 28 Dennis Wayne--Yearning, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 29 Ballets by Christian Holder, 1991, 1993, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Swing Suite (Ellington/Holder (1993) with Dayton Ballet); Les Liasons Dangereuses (excerpt) (Mozart/Holder (1991) with Kevin McKenzie, Marianna Tcherkassday, Yan Chen, Julie Miles, Francoise Thoureny, Martine Van Hamel); Stepping out (Bernstem/Holder (1991)(poor audio-video quality) with Christian Holder); Aubade (Bach/Holder (1993) work in progress with Kathleen Moore, Yan Chen, Sally Rousse, James Sewell, Griff Brain)


Box 113 Item 30 Ballet Inc. and DC Productions: Carld Jonassaint, 1993 November 20, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Full Moon Over Central Park; Inner Voice; Serenade for Dead Men


Box 113 Item 31 Michael Corder, Dancer, circa 1994, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 32 Visions, 1995 June 4, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Choreograpy: Eddie Shellman. La Guardia High School.


Box 113 Item 33 Santa Fe Festival Ballet, Program #2, 1998, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Note from Santa Fe Ballet; tape includes "Pulcinella Suite" (Music by Igor Stravinsky, Coreography Alex Ossadnik) "Clair de Lune" (ClaudeDebussy, Peter Anastos) "Premier Quatuor" (Debussy, Ossadnik), "Vive la France" (Jaques Ibert, Anastos)


Box 113 Item 34 Four World Songs, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Sarasota Ballet; Chant; Joffrey Workshop; Kathryn Posin


Box 113 Item 35 Zorro Gala Night, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 113 Item 36 Thomas F. DeFrantz Choreography Excerpts, 2002, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Body and Soul from Monk's Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of the Thelonious Monk; "Water" and Fire" from Encounters: a duet created and performed with Ananya Chatterjea; "Prologue" and "Bitter" from Cane Suite Choreographed for the MIT student dance ensemble Dance Theater Workshop


Box 113 Item 37 Egypt Animal, circa 1993, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Includes letter of introduction from Walter Nicks to Mitchell for Victoria "Vikki" Baltimore Dale (Assistant Professor, Department of Dance Arts at University of Nevada Las Vegas)


Box 113 Item 38 Silhouette, 1988, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Arts on One


Box 113 Item 39 Wapenfeit; La Partenza…; Mevlana; Het Gemoed, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Tape property of R. Sprong.


Box 113 Item 40 "Scherzo" "Q.A.V." "Stravinsky Piano Pieces" "Brahms/ Haydn" BEATLES, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)



Box 114 Item 41 Spartacus, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

The USSR Committee for Foreign Tourism: The Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Ballet; A. Kachaturian.


Box 114 Item 42 Keith Derrick Randolph, Choreographer, 1999-2002, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Lament/Lamentations (6 Nov 1999); Mana (excerpts)(12 May 2001); New Cycle (excerpts)(25 March 1999); Before Now, After (2 June 2002)


Box 114 Item 43 Choreography by Wayne Soulant, circa 1987, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Copy #1: 4 Seasons in Bellville, Victorian Interlude, Couples, Cole; includes note from Wayne Soulant


Box 114 Item 44 Francisco Gella Choreography, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Featuring excerpts from Pennsylvania Ballet "Ballet Remixed," PHILADANCO "In A Different Space," Ballet Pacifica "Sirins of Song: Odes to Love and Pain," California Ballet "Suite Vivaldi"


Box 114 Item 45 Joyce Trisler Choreography, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Joyce Trisler Danscompany: "Dance for Six" (choreography: Joyce Trisler; music: Antonio Vivaldi); "Four Temperaments" (choreography: Joyce Trisler; music Paul Hindemith)


Box 114 Item 46 Choreography by Robert Sund, circa 1992, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Women Song, PBS; "Ravelesque," SFB Workshop


Box 114 Item 47 Coming to England, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd


Box 114 Item 48 Still I Rise: Vocalist Ethel Beatty Barnes, circa 2004, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Mayoral Inauguration of Honorable Sharpe James (Newark NJ) NJPAC; includes letter


Box 114 Item 49 Demonstration Video Contents, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Juan Valqui, choreography. Includes note on post-it.


Box 114 Item 50 Julio Torres Promo Reel - Choreography, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 114 Item 51 Daniel Catanach: Choreography Reel, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Includes note


Box 114 Item 51 Ballets of Salvatore Aiello, 1979-1990, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Satto (1984; Traditional Kabuki/Chip Davis; contemporary pas de deux); Magnificat (1985; JS Bach; work for 9 couples; excerpt men's variation); Afternoon of a Faune (1988; Debussy; created for Mel Tomlinson and 4 women); Symphonic Dances (1990; Rachmaninov; ballet in three movements for 6 couples; excerpts movements 1&2); The Construction Company (1989; various popular; part 1 of a trilogy titled Archidance collaboration with architects; excerpts Wednesday: Lunch, Thursday: The Building, Friday: Pay Day); Echoes of Presence/Les Sylphides (1987; Chopin; Ballet for 13 dancers; excerpts); Journey (1979; Arnold; Ballet in 3 movements for 12 men (restaged for 9 men); original Royal Winnipeg Ballet Version shown)


Box 114 Item 52 Alan Hineline--Excerpts, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Excerpts from Glennies (Sacramento Ballet), BachSlide (Atlanta Ballet), Roseland Pictures (CPYB), Link (Kansas City Ballet), Funf (CPYB)


Box 114 Item 53 Christopher d'Amboise Choreography-- Major Work 1990-1994, 1990-1994, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Franklin Court, "Golden Mean," "Pandora's Box," "Glazunov Variations," "Da Mummy, Nyet Mummy," "Just One of Those Things"


Box 114 Item 54 Michael Downing: Promotional Excerpts and Choreographic Works, 1994 April 15, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Excerpts of "TEXAS" "are one" "and the rose" "Dance Front II," "Fred and Ginger," "One thing and another" "Parade" "Eche Other" "Informa(c)tion" full length recordings of "are one" "and the rose" "TEXAS," Informa(c)tion" "Parade" "Dance Front II"


Box 114 Item 55 Dennis Wayne, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Dancer-Choreographer; Director of Stage and Camera, #1


Box 114 Item 56 Roger C. Jeffrey, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Choreography. "Be still… Listen and Know Thyself"


Box 114 Item 57 [No Label], undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Labels have fallen off tape. This may be "Yankee Surfista" (Lightflash Pictures). Producer: Jaen Torv. 3:55.


Box 114 Item 58 Catanch Ballet Theater, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Catanch Ballet Theater: Daniel Catanch, Artistic Director. Excerpts From: Mambo, Bless Me Ultima, Of Dust and Bone.


Box 114 Item 59 Omhmar Nisqua Griffin, Choreographer, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)



Box 115 Item 60 YPGO, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Dream Lilio and Easton. Wide Shot.


Box 115 Item 61 The Bell Witch Promo, circa 2004, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Promo; Choreographed by Ann Marie De Angelo. See also note and clippings with DVD.


Box 115 Item 61 Ann Marie De Angelo Synthesis of of Work Blending Styles, circa 2004, 1 DVDs

Choreographed by Ann Marie De Angelo, with note and clippings.


Box 115 Item 62 Jacques Cesbron, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Rest of label has fallen off the tape.


Box 115 Item 63 Christopher Rudd, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Dancer


Box 115 Item 64 Christopher d'Amboise Choreography; Major Works 1990-1999, 1990-1999, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Includes letter


Box 115 Item 65 Sarah Slipper Choreographic Excerpts, 2001-2002, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 66 Civilized Evil, 1986 December 12, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Includes program for concert with note from choreographer Alfred Gallman; concert of Gallman's Newark Dance Theatre at Walbrook High School.


Box 115 Item 67 Routes of Rhythm (PBS), undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Homer Bryant- Artistic Director


Box 115 Item 68 Bryant Ballet--Promo, 1993 July, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 69 Bryant Ballet Promotional Video, 1995, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 70 Dennis Wayne Dancer-Choreographer-Stage and Camera Director, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 72 The Lowdown, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 74 [No Label], undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 75 [No Label], undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 76 A Decade of Dance: Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company, 2002 October 5, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Lincoln Center. Commericial recording.


Box 115 Item 78 [No Label], undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 115 Item 79 Blackside Corporate Reel, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)



Box 116 Item 80 "On 46th Street" and "Images of Aging", 2007 July, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 81 Dance in the Movies, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Part One: Dance Around the World; Part Two: Dance Teams. Sent as a birthday gift to Mitchell, includes footage from 1929-1957.


Box 116 Item 83 The Red Shoes: Special Edition, circa 2001, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial VHS videocassette


Box 116 Item 84 Journey for Peace, 2002 June 27, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 90 Antis Lane, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 91 Miraculous Mandarin, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 92 Children Underground, circa 2001, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Includes letter from producer-director Edet Belzberg regarding making a documentary about Mitchell. Commercial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 93 Aida's Brothers and Sisters, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 95 New York Times Critics Choice Leontyne Price Interview, 2003 February 16, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 96 Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, Program 5; Love and the Goddess, 1988, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 97 Spirituals in Concert, circa 1991, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman; conducted by James Levine


Box 116 Item 98 Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers, 1990, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 99 The New Media Bible: Genesis, circa 1977-1979, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 100 The New Media Bible: Luke, circa 1977-1979, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 101 Housing & Services, Inc.: 1000 Homes, 1993, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 102 red hot + blue: a Benefit for AIDS Research and Relief, 1990, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commercial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 119 Portrait of Giselle, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Cut out from TV Guide indicates this is a discussion from 8 ballerinas about the demands of dancing Giselle.


Box 116 Item 120 The Harlem Nutcracker, 1999, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Donald Byrd/The Group


Box 116 Item 121 La Bayadere: A Ballet in Three Acts, 1977, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Live from the Kirov Theatre. Commercial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 122 Stars of the Russian Ballet, 1953, 2 videocassettes (VHS)

One item is a commericial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 123 Don Quixote (Nureyev), undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Item 124 Teaching in and through The Arts, 1995, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commericial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 125 Art Education is more than art education: teachers talk about the vital role of art education in learning, 1994, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Commericial VHS videocassette.


Box 116 Item 126 Taller Coreografico: "Imagenes del Quito Sol" "El Pajaro de Fuego", undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Choreograpy - Pauline Koner, Music- Leon Kirchner. Based on the life of Helen Keller.


Box 116 Eartha Kitt on 60 Minutes, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 The Shining Dark, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 116 Rona, undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

The Floating Outfit Project. Choreography: Boyzie Cekwana.


Subseries: CDs and DVDs, 1956-2018



Box 117 Item 1 Arthur Mitchell: Career Hightlights, undated, 1 DVDs

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Arthur Mitchell, Co-Founder and Artistic Director. See Also: item #15 in this box.

8 copies, 1 marked master. Kept multiple copies as there have been video quality problems with similar items.


Box 117 Item 15 Arthur Mitchell: Career Hightlights, circa 2009-2018, 1 DVDs

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Arthur Mitchell, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus. It is unclear if this item has different content that item #1, above, as it may have been created or updated later.


Box 117 Item 2 Designer Run Through: Spring Hope Show - Holberg Suite Only, 2009 March 5, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 3 Kennedy Center Tonight--Dance Theatre of Harlem: Firebird, circa 2007, 1 DVDs

Note indicates this is the Master, with introduction by Arthur Mitchell and Laveen Naidu; 35th anniversary.


Box 117 Item 46 Kennedy Center Tonight--Dance Theatre of Harlem: Firebird, circa 2007, 1 DVDs

Notes on item states "B.B." and "some spots of hesitation w/ picture and sound throughout; no intro by AM"


Box 117 Item 4 New York City Ballet: Don Quixote Premiere, 1965, 1 DVDs

With Ballanchine as Don Quixote and Mitchell in the cast.


Box 117 Item 5 The Greatest Choreography: Arthur Mitchell, undated, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 7 Balm in Gilead, undated, 1 DVDs

White House and Street Festival.


Box 117 Item 8 Dance Theatre of Harlem: "Serenade" "A Song for Dead Warriors" "Apollo" "Prodigal Son" "St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet" "Dougla", undated, 1 DVDs

This is an official recording of DTH. These are excerpts from these works.


Box 117 Item 9 Dance Theatre of Harlem In Performance at the White House, 2006 February, 1 DVDs;

"The Greatest"


Box 117 Item 45 Dance Theatre of Harlem In Performance at the White House (PBS), 2006, 1 DVDs

Airdate: June 28, 2006 on PBS


Box 117 Item 21 Dance Theatre of Harlem: The South Bank Show, 2004, 1 DVDs

There are also VHS copies of this item.

Kept multiple copies as there have been video quality problems with similar items


Box 117 Item 46 Dance Theatre of Harlem: The South Bank Show, 2004, 1 DVDs

There are also VHS copies of this item.

Kept multiple copies as there have been video quality problems with similar items


Box 117 Item 31 ABC DTH DVD, undated, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 48 Brock Peters Celebration, undated, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 50 Times Talks Balanchine @ 100, 2004, 1 DVDs

Arthur Mitchell, Jacques d'Amboise, Anna Kisselgoff, Merill Ashley, Peter Martins. New York Times. 2 copies.


Box 117 Item 51-54 Arthur Mitchell Interview for "In Balanchine's Classroom" with Connie Hochman, 2006 August 25, 4 DVDs

Includes Part I: Far Shot; Part I: Close Up; Part II: Far Shot; Part III: Close Up


Box 117 Item 55 "In Balanchine's Classroom"--Sampler, 2009, 1 DVDs

"Sampler 13:40" "Strictly for private viewing only" This is a commercial DVD.


Box 117 Item 56-57, 72 Civil Rights Oral History Documentation Project: Arthur Mitchell, 2008 August 12, 3 DVDs

By New York City Commission on Human Rights. Includes Raw Footage Camera 1; Raw Footage Camera 2; Part I: Lavalier Mic Raw Footage.


Box 117 Item 69 Arthur Mitchell's "About the Artist" Videos from the Kennedy Center Website, undated, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 74 Donald McKayle: Early Work 1959-1960, 1999, 1 DVDs

From Creative Arts Television Archive. Mitchell was in the cast of one of these works.


Box 117 Item 75 The Nutcracker, 1958, 1 DVDs

From CBS. Mitchell was in the cast.


Box 117 Item 77 Agon, 1960s, 1 compact disks

Arthur Mitchell with Allegra Kent. German Broadcast.


Box 117 Item 80 From the Horse's Mouth--The Men Dancers at Jacob's Pillow, 2012 July 12, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 81 From the Horse's Mouth--The Men Dancers at Jacob's Pillow, 2012 July 14, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 99 Holberg Greatest, undated, 1 DVDs


Box 117 Item 113 New York Choreographic Institute--Spring Session, 2011 March 11, 1 DVDs

Composer- Gity Razaz Choreographer- Robert Binet; Composer- Michael Ippolito, Choreographer- Joseph Morrissey; Composer- Michael Gilbertson, Choreographer- David Morse; Dancers: Students of the School of American Ballet; Musicians: Students of The Julliard School


Box 117 Item 115 Colours of Ritual, 2007 Feburary 22, 1 DVDs

Performances at Hunter College. Artistic Director/Composer: Mossa Bildner.


Box 117 Item 116 Andrew Parker Choreography, circa 2008, 1 DVDs


Box 117 9/11/03 A Day in the Life of New York, 2005, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD. Arthur Mitchell is included in production.


Box 117 An Informal Performance on the Art of Dance, 2017 October 2, 1 DVDs

This was an event at Columbia University's Miller Theatre involving Mitchell and others. The program, An Informal Performance on the Art of Dance, includes introductory remarks by University Officials, Cicely Tyson as well as performance excerpts of signature works by George Balanchine (Four Temperaments and Agon), Arthur Mitchell (Balm in Gilead, The Greatest, and Rhythmetron), and Alvin Ailey (The River). Guest artists include India Bradley, Marquis Floyd, Marquise Hitchcock-Jones, Erica Lall, Alicia Graf Mack, Brooklyn Mack, Michael Jackson Jr., Paunika Jones, Maria Kowroski, Ashley Mayeaux, Akua Noni Parker, Jamal Story, Rasta Thomas, Samuel Wilson, and Eric Underwood.


Box 117 Dance Theatre of Harlem Alumni: "The Gathering" "Reflections", 2007 July 22-24, 1 DVDs

4 copies. Kept multiple copies as there have been video quality problems with similar items



Box 118 Item 28 Great Performances : Dance Theatre of Harlem, circa 1977, 1 DVDs

From WNET/Thirteen. DVD video with iTunes file. DVD is in a commerical case, but DVD itself does not have a commercial label.


Box 118 Item 58 Mystic Cords of Memory: Abraham Lincoln and the Performing Arts - Bicentennial Day: Readings by and about Lincoln, 2009 February 12, 1 DVDs

Public program (panel discussion) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Includes letter from the library.


Box 118 Item 59 Inspired by a Dream: The Dance Theatre of Harlem Story, 2009 February 12, 1 DVDs

Public program (panel discussion) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Includes letter from the library.


Box 118 Item 60 The Stories I Could Tell: Arthur Mitchell at 75, 2009 March 12, 1 DVDs

Public program (panel discussion) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Includes letter from the library.


Box 118 Item 61 Dance Theatre of Harlem: Classically American and Black, 2009 March 12, 1 DVDs

Public program (panel discussion) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Includes letter from the library.


Box 118 Item 62 Dance Theatre of Harlem: African American Choreographers, 2009 May 7, 1 DVDs

Public program (panel discussion) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Includes letter from the library.


Box 118 Item 76 Balanchine New York City Ballet in Montreal, Vol. 2, 1956-1960, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD. Concerto Barocco (1956) Pas de Dix (1957) Agon (1960) The Nutcracker Grand Pas de Dix (1957).


Box 118 Item 82 Josephine Baker - Black Diva in White Man's World (a film by Annette von Wangenheim), 2006, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD.


Box 118 Item 114 Lowell Smith Memorial, 2008 June 4, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD. Smith was a dancer for the Dance Theatre of Harlem. There is a post-it note indicating that this is on the Dance Theatre of Harlem's website, but it could not be found in 2019.

Disk may need cleaning.


Box 118 Item 117 Kennedy Center Honors: 2012, 2012, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD.


Box 118 Item 118 Live From Lincoln Center--Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances, 2014 December 12, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD.


Box 118 The Day the Fish Came Out, 1967, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD. Arthur Mitchell plays Frank.


Box 118 Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 2013, 1 DVDs

Commercial DVD. Arthur Mitchell was included in this documentary.