Videos in the Exhibition

Monitors within the exhibition include film and stage footage featuring dancers and choreographers from the Dancing the Dream categories:categories “Broadway and the American Dream,” “Lights! Camera! Action!” “Choreographing Modern America,” “The Rise of American Ballet,” and “Choreography Goes Pop!”

The audiovisual elements in the exhibition have been made possible by a generous grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Ballroom Dancing
(15 seconds)
Featuring Vernon and Irene Castle
Circa 1914
Public domain
Transfer courtesy of Universal Media, Inc.

Dance Excerpts
(30 seconds)
Featuring Josephine Baker
Footage from Siren of the Tropics, music from Zou Zou (1934)
Public domain
Transfer courtesy of Universal Media, Inc./Smithsonian Institution

Footlight Parade
“By a Waterfall” (excerpt)
(50 seconds)
Choreography by Busby Berkeley
Footage licensed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
“By a Waterfall” written by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal
Licensed by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Stormy Weather
“Jumpin’ Jive” (excerpt)
(46 seconds)
Featuring the Nicholas Brothers (Fayard Nicholas and Harold Nicholas)
Choreography by the Nicholas Brothers
Footage from Stormy Weather courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.
All rights reserved.
“Jumpin’ Jive” performed by Cab Calloway and His Band
Written by Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer
Courtesy of Carlin America, Inc., on behalf of Edward B. Marks Music Co.

West Side Story
“America” (excerpt)
(39 seconds)
Featuring Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and ensemble
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All rights reserved.
Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Courtesy of Universal – Polygram International Publishing, Inc., on behalf of Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co. LLC.

Saturday Night Fever
“You Should Be Dancing” (excerpt)
(48 seconds)
Featuring John Travolta
Choreography by Lester Wilson
Saturday Night Fever courtesy of Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
“You Should Be Dancing” performed by the Bee Gees
Written by Barry Allen Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Group on behalf of Gibb Brothers Music and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of Crompton Songs.

“Simply Irresistible” (excerpt)
(49 seconds)
Choreography by Susan Stroman
Featuring Deborah Yates and ensemble
Book by John Weidman
Footage courtesy of the Lincoln Center Theater
“Simply Irresistible” written and performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. on behalf of Heavy Nova Music.

Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (excerpt)
(57 seconds)
Featuring José Limón
Choreography by Doris Humphrey
Filmed by Carol Lynn at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 1946, with music added in 2007.
Courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives
“Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías”
Music by Norman Lloyd
Courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives

“Processional” (excerpt)
(44 seconds)
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Featuring members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Courtesy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Music by Howard A. Roberts
Courtesy of Brian Roberts

The Nutcracker
Act II, Tableau III, Scene 14: Pas de Deux (excerpt)
(49 seconds)
Featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov
and members of the American Ballet Theatre
Choreography by Mikhail Baryshnikov
© 1977, 1980
Footage courtesy of Jodav Productions, Inc.
Music composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra

Scene XX. Berceuse (L'Oiseau de feu) (Lullaby) (excerpt)
(58 seconds)
Featuring Misty Copeland
and members of the American Ballet Theatre
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Rehearsal footage courtesy of The American Ballet Theatre
The Firebird Suite composed by Igor Stravinsky
(1910; rearranged in 1919 and 1945)
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing, Inc.
Performance from “Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky,” 1961
Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Igor Stravinsky
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Thriller (excerpt)
(58 seconds)
Featuring Michael Jackson
Choreography by Michael Peters and Michael Jackson
Directed by John Landis
Footage courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment and the Michael Jackson Estate
Thriller written by Rodney Temperton
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Rodsongs
Thriller performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

Vogue (excerpt)
(60 seconds)
Featuring Madonna
Choreography by Karole Armitage, Jose and Luis Xtravaganza
Directed by David Fincher
Footage courtesy of Warner Music, Inc.
Vogue written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone
Courtesy of WB Music Corp. on behalf of itself and Webo Girl
Publishing, Inc., and Lexor Music

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (excerpt)
(56 seconds)
Featuring Beyoncé
Choreography by Frank Gatson Jr. and JaQuel Knight
Directed by Jake Nava
Footage courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) written by Beyoncé Knowles,
Thaddis Harrell, Terius Nash, and Christopher Stewart
Courtesy of EMI, Sony/ATV Music, Inc., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.,
Peer Music Ltd.
Master recording courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

October 4, 2013
through July 13, 2014