The Parsons Dance Company [videorecording] / produced and directed by Thomas Grimm ; co-produced by Danmarks Radio and RM Arts.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Published/​Created
Leipzig, Germany : Arthaus Musik, [2009?]
Description
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 p. ; 18 cm.)

Details

Subject(s)
Choreographer
Dancer
Producer
Director
Composer
Performer
Production company
Publisher
Form/​Genre
  • History
  • Interviews
  • Filmed ballets
  • Nonfiction films
  • Documentary films
  • Filmed dance
Contains
Summary note
David Parsons is dancer, choreographer, and the artistic director of his own troupe, The Parsons Dance Company. Eight exceptionally polished and energetic dancers, the company demonstrates a true commitment to real, satisfying, dancing. Parsons choreography is marked by a witty terseness and probing intelligence, which conceals its difficulty behind a silky casualness. The music ranges from Mozart and Rossini to Robert Fripp, the dances themselves employ various vocabularies of movement, and a variety of designers (stage, lighting, and costume) result in a multiplicity of styles. David Parsons introduces each of the seven pieces presented.
Notes
  • Originally produced in 1992.
  • Special features: Trailers (6 min.); Booklet includes biographical note on the company and program notes about the works in English, French and German.
Creation/​Production credits
Recorded music by The Danish Concert Orchestra ; videotape editor, Søren Kirk ; music producer, Peter Willemoes ; camera, Leif Larsen, Knud Pedersen, Bent Walther, Ivan Kristoffersen ; set design, Ves Harper ; costume design, Christine Joly De Lotbinière (Fine dining), Henning Thorsen, Bente Tarp Madsen, William Ivey Long (Scrutiny), Judy Wirkula (The envelope), Santo Loquasto (Nascimento) ; graphic design, Inger Eldrup.
System details
DVD-9; Region 0 (All), NTSC; soundtrack in PCM stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Host, David Parsons. Fine dining, Scrutiny, Nacimento: David Parsons, Gail Gilbert, Jaime Martinez, Victoria Lundell, Ivan Wolf, Elizabeth Koeppen, Alexander Kaschock, Patricia Kenny. Brothers: David Parsons, Daniel Ezralow. Reflections of four: Elizabeth Koeppen, Gail Gilbert, Patricia Kenny, Victoria Lundell. Caught: David Parsons. The envelope: David Parsons, Gail Gilbert, Jaime Martinez, Victoria Lundell, Ivan Wolf, Elizabeth Koeppen, Patricia Kenny.
Language(s)
In English with optional subtitles in German, French, or Spanish; menu available in English, German, French, or Spanish.
Contents
David Parsons on inspiration -- Fine dining / choreography, David Parsons ; music, David Linton -- On friendship and brotherhood -- Brothers / choreography, David Parsons and Daniel Ezralow ; music, Igor Stravinsky, Concertino for 12 instruments -- On woman dancers -- Reflections of four / choreography, David Parsons ; music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Adagio from Serenade for winds -- On capturing time -- Caught / choreography and lighting concept, David Parsons ; music, Robert Fripp -- On judgmental behavior -- Scrutiny / choreography, David Parsons ; music, Michael Raye -- On finding ideas -- The envelope / choreography, David Parsons ; music, Gioacchino Rossinni -- On David Parsons and his company -- Nascimento / choreography, David Parsons ; music, Milton Nascimento.
Publisher no.
100 265
OCLC
213296890
Universal Product Code
  • 807280026597
RCP
N - S