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Carmen & Geoffrey [electronic resource].

Atkinson, Linda, 1945- (Added Author). Doob, Nick. (Added Author). De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- (Added Author). Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014 (Added Author). Holder, Boscoe. (Added Author). Holder, Leo. (Added Author). Solomons, Gus, jr, 1940- (Added Author). Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015 (Added Author). Jamison, Judith. (Added Author). Dunning, Jennifer. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 80 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Linda Atkinson.
Participant or Performer Note: With Carmen de Lavallade, Geoffrey Holder, Boscoe Holder, Leo Holder, Gus Solomons, Jr., Dudley Williams, Judith Jamison, Jennifer Dunning.
Summary, etc.: Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, two living legends in the world of American dance, are the subjects of this intimate and revealing documentary. Carmen achieved notoriety in the early 1950s, as a lead dancer of incomparable beauty and grace with Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater. Geoffrey, large in life and an elemental force on stage, found fame not only as a dancer but also as an actor (Live and Let Die), soda spokesman ("the Un-Colaaaaa...") and theater director (The Wiz). He and Carmen met in 1954 and married a year later. Filmed over several years in the United States, Trinidad and Paris, this exquisite documentary features candid interviews and glorious dance performances, with legends like Alvin Ailey, Herbert Ross, Lester Horton, Joe Layton, Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker, demonstrating the amazing talent and uninterrupted creativity of these icons of dance.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931-
Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014.
African American dancers > United States > Biography.
Dancers > United States > Biography.

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