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Best of Beverly Blossom
Additional title: Ballroom (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: Black traveler (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Kitsch (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: Dog (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: Souvenir (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: One, too (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: Celebrant II (Coda) (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: Moonlight sonata (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Blossom, Beverly (Choreographer)
Charleston, Jan (Dancer)
Jobst, Sue (Dancer)
Miller, Greta (Dancer)
Podagrosi, June Panagakos (Dancer)
Peterson, Joelle (Dancer)
Magee, Barbara (Dancer)
Michaels, Margaret Kelly (Dancer)
Benford, Tigger (Instrumentalist)
Lotsof, Deborah J (Costume designer)
Goetz, Edward (Lighting designer)
Granados, Enrique, 1867-1916 (Composer)
Musser, Philip (Composer)
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 (Composer)
Ryba, Ellen (Costume designer)
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 (Composer)
Smith, Greg (Producer)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dance (Associated name)
Blossom, Beverly (Dancer)
Blossom, Beverly (Producer)
Blossom, Beverly (Costume designer)

Beverly Blossom Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980-10-09 - 1980-10-12
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1: Brother, can you spare a dime? from Ballroom (approx. 8 min.). Music: Harburg-Gurney, Irving Berlin, and D. Terris. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Black traveler (approx. 3 min.). Music: cartoon music. Costume: Beverly Blossom. Perf. by Kelly Michaels. -- Money dance from Kitsch (approx. 4 min.). Music: O'Jays (For the love of money). Perf. by the ensemble. -- My bag (approx. 5 min.). Music: Enrique Granados. Costume: Blossom. Perf. by Blossom. -- Dog: excerpt (approx. 6 min.). Sound: Philip Musser. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Memory (lament on the drowning of Isadora's children) (approx. 8 min.). Music: J. S. Bach. Costume: Blossom. Perf. by Blossom. -- Souvenir: excerpts (approx. 7 min.). Music: I. Berlin, et al. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Reel 2: Sands (approx. 12 min.). Percussion: Tigger Benford, with Jeff Smith and Jeff Stitely. Perf. by the ensemble. -- One, too (approx. 7 min.). Percussion: Benford. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Sorceress, from Coda (approx. 5 min.). Sound: Musser. Costume: Ellen Ryba. Perf. by Blossom. -- Moonlight sonata (approx. 14 min.). Music: Beethoven. Perf. by the ensemble. Pianist: Thomas Schleis.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2766
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3511 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Presented by Illinois Dance Theatre. Produced by Focal Point. Producers: Beverly Blossom and Greg Smith. Director: Greg Smith. Recorded at the Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois, on October 9-12, 1980.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Beverly Blossom. Costumes: Deborah J. Lotsof (except where noted otherwise). Lighting: Edward Goetz.
Performers: Performed by Beverly Blossom and members of Illinois Dance Theatre: Jan Charleston, Sherry L. Davinroy, Lucretia Ferch, Marybeth Hartmann, James Grevatt, Craig R. Hollingsworth, Sue Jobst, Kathy Krzyzak, Barbara Magee, Kevin Magee, Kelly Michaels, Greta Miller, June Panagakos-Podagrosi, Rosita Penzer, Joelle D. Peterson, Abby Phelps, Pamela Randall, and Lisa Simons.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (81 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174694
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f5b7c8f0-9e84-0132-201d-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Best of Beverly Blossom" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1980.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Best of Beverly Blossom" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

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Best of Beverly Blossom