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Johnson, Virginia

Overview
Works: 68 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 1,490 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Dance films  Nonfiction films  Filmed dance  Drama  Interviews  Ballets (Music)  Nonfiction television programs  Dance television programs 
Roles: Dancer, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Other
Classifications: E199, 973.26
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Virginia Johnson
The war that made America by Not Available( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dramatic documentary, with full scale battles, elaborate sets, and a large cast, tells the fascinating story of three world powers - England, France and an alliance of Native American nations - whose struggles planted the seeds for the American Revolution. A central figure is George Washington, then a brash and ambitious young officer in his twenties hoping to make his reputation in the British military, whose blunders actually trigger the war. The series also highlights the critical and sophisticated role of Native Americans in the conflict between the English and the French"--Container
Creole Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love, betrayal, and redemption among the Creoles of Louisiana in 1841
Fall River legend by Agnes De Mille( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dance Theatre of Harlem performs the American narrative ballet, Fall River Legend. The work is introduced by the company's founder and artistic director, Arthur Mitchell
Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests discuss the effect of the civil rignts movement on the African-American culture and its artists
The dream keepers : 1940-1965( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at African-American artists after World War II, and the impact of African-American "firsts" in the arts and other areas of society on the nation as a whole. Focuses on playwright Lorraine Hansberry, ballerinas Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson, and author James Baldwin and others
The freedom you will take( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the contemporary cultural landscape, which has been transformed by the power of African-American film, performance, dance, rap music, and the spoken word art forms. Focusses on Spike Lee and his influence on American independent cinema; choreographer Bill T. Jones and how his work challenges stereotypical views of race, sexuality, and fear; and how hip-hop expresses the hopes and challenges of young African-Americans
Interview with Arthur Mitchell by Arthur Mitchell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arthur Mitchell discusses the goals of Dance Theatre of Harlem; dancing with New York City Ballet; George Balanchine's influence on him as director of a ballet company
Dance Theatre of Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Debbie Allen's fame by Virginia Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

2012 DCA Annual Conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Selected sessions from day one of the 2012 Dance Critics Association's annual conference. Most of the cassettes begin with announcements by conference organizers. All of the sessions conclude with question-and-answer periods
American Ballet Theatre, an evening with Frederic Franklin : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program focuses on the long career of dancer, choreographer Frederic Franklin. Live performances of ballet excerpts re-staged by Franklin (one restaged by Kevin McKenzie) and film clips of an interview with Frederic Franklin (possibly from the documentary Ballets Russes) and dance performance of Red Poppies are interspersed with panel discussions featuring Franklin and Virginia Johnson. The panelists discuss Franklin's early experiences dancing with Josephine Baker in Paris, and with the Markova-Dolin Ballet in London; his years with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and professional relationships with Léonide Massine, Alexandra Danilova, and Alicia Markova; and creating Giselle for the Dance Theatre of Harlem
American Ballet Theatre, an evening with Frederic Franklin : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program focuses on the long career of dancer Frederic Franklin. Live performances of ballet excerpts re-staged by Franklin (one restaged by Kevin McKenzie) and film clips of an interview with Frederic Franklin possibly from the documentary Ballets Russes and Red Poppies are interspersed with panel discussions featuring Franklin and Virginia Johnson. The panelists discuss Franklin's early experiences dancing with Josephine Baker in Paris, and with the Markova-Dolin Ballet in London; his years with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and professional relationships with Léonide Massine, Alexandra Danilova, and Alicia Markova; and creating Giselle for the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Interview with Arthur Mitchell by Arthur Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inspired by a dream : the Dance Theatre of Harlem story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The panel discusses the origins and history of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Arthur Mitchell talks about how he met Karl Shook, the co-founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem; how he got a matching grant from the Ford Foundation that initiated lecture demonstrations and the establishing of the company on Feb. 11, 1969. Virginia Johnson talks about her childhood; her dance career beginning with the Washington Ballet and the difficulties of learning the Balanchine technique from the school's ballet teacher, Tanaquil Le Clercq. Robert Garland talks about his childhood and his desire to dance, beginning with attending performances of Dance Theatre of Harlem and dancing with the Philadelphia Dance Company; how he became a choreographer by taking class with Bessie Schönberg and his first choreographic work for Dance Theatre of Harlem's performance on Sesame Street. The panel also discusses how Balanchine used dancers as bodies in space not as black or white individuals; how Mr. Mitchell changed Dance Theatre of Harlem's Creole Giselle by resetting it in New Orleans, Louisiana; how Ms. Johnson reinterpreted the new ballets while still being true to classical ballet; the unifying experience Mr. Garland remembers when dancing in Agnes De Mille's Fall River Legend. The audience asks questions about the racial issues with Mr. Mitchell being the only black dancer in New York City Ballet. Mr. Mitchell mentions his discussions of racism with Mr. Balanchine and the cultural reasons why black dancers begin dancing to late to become ballet dancers and therefore often become modern dancers
Abraham Lincoln : Bicentennial Day celebration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A dancer looks at writing on dance by Virginia Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nannette Bearden, Virginia Johnson, Joan Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guests discuss the effect of the civil rignts movement on the African-American culture and its artists
Dance Theatre of Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dance Theatre of Harlem by Dance Theatre of Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dazzling performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, America's first outstanding classical ballet company of black dancers. In this special studio production, members of the Theatre perform a selection of its most popular works. The pieces are introduced by choreographer Robert North and the founder of the Theatre, Arthur Mitchell
Night of 100 stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Variety show celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America. Interspersed throughout the program are short speeches by various performers, tracing the history of the Actors' Fund and contemporary events. Mary Tyler Moore describes the activities of the Actors' Fund
 
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Virginia Johnson journalist

Languages
English (49)