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Circle the Earth
Alternative title: CTE 1987
Uniform title: Circle the earth (Choreographic work : Halprin)
Statement of Responsibility: Created and directed by Anna Halprin ; directed by Steve Gilford.

Creation/production credits : Executive director and artistic director, Anna Halprin ; narrative poems created and performed by Allan Stinson ; workshop co-leader, Jamie McHugh ; set design, Joseph Stubblefield ; costumes, Eeo Stubblefield ; produced by Daniel Sobwtna (?), Patricia Morrison (?).

Performers : Performed by Steps Theatre Company (for people challenging aids), Women with wings (for women challenging AIDS through dance and ritual), Tamalpa Institute, Dancers Workshop Company, cargivers, supporters and friends.

Original version : Original format; 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.

Acquisition: Gift; Anna Halprin. NN-PD
(Choreographer) Halprin, Anna
(Director) Halprin, Anna
(Artistic director) Halprin, Anna
(Performer) Halprin, Anna
(Costume designer) Stubblefield, Eeo
(Set designer) Stubblefield, Joseph.
(Teacher) McHugh, Jamie
(Author of screenplay, etc.) Stinson, Allan
(Performer) Stinson, Allan
(Director) Gilford, Steve.
Steps Theatre Company for People Challenging AIDS
Women with Wings
Tamalpa Institute
San Francisco Dancers' Workshop

General Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1987
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division - Audio and Moving Image
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6906
AIDS (Disease)
Dance therapy
Mind and body
HIV-positive persons
Dance workshops and workshop performances
Filmed dance.
Filmed performances.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 streaming video file (12 min.)
Digital, stereo.
Footage from a nine day HIV-positive workshop which culminated in a performance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b19761217
UUID: c6cfd530-f86f-0130-ea7c-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1987: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Circle the Earth" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Circle the Earth" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Circle the Earth Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Circle the Earth