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Additional title: Cleopatra (Choreographic work : Louis)
Watt, Nina (Dancer)
Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)
Louis, Murray (Choreographer)
Matthews, Wall (Composer)
José Limón Dance Company (Performer)

José Limón Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-04-17
Publisher: New York, N.Y.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7237
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3147 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, on April 17, 1981.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Murray Louis. Music: Wall Matthews.
Performers: Performed by members of the José Limón Dance Company, possibly including Nina Watt as Isis and Carla Maxwell as Cleopatra.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (38 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Revised version of a work originally choreographed by Louis for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1976.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926029249-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172152
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03dac160-4edb-0135-efc4-0bf4261a3174
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1981: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Cleopatra" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Cleopatra" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). Cleopatra Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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