Princeton University Library Catalog

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

Video/Projected medium
Leipzig, Germany : Arthaus Musik, [2009?]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 p. ; 18 cm.)
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.
  • 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.
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.
In English with optional subtitles in German, French, or Spanish; menu available in English, German, French, or Spanish.
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.
  • History.
  • Interviews.
  • Filmed ballets.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Documentary films.
  • Filmed dance.
Publisher no.:
100 265
Universal Product Code:
  • 807280026597
Production company:
N - S