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Pursuit of happiness
Additional title: Pursuit of happiness (Choreographic work : O'Donnell)
O'Donnell, May, 1906-2004 (Choreographer)
Diamond, Dennis (Videographer)
O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation (Donor)

May O'Donnell and Ray Green Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1989 (Approximate)
Place: United States
Publisher: American Music Edition
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7126
Video recordings
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: choreography by May O'Donnell ; music, Big Band music of the 1930s and 1940s.
Venue: Videotaped at Dance Theater Workshop, New York, recording date not identified, by Dennis Diamond.
Acquisition: Gift; O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; 2012.
Date: Copyright date: 1989.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (26 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
According to notes on the original case, the fourth section of the dance is a solo by Barbara Allegra. O'Donnell later added two men to the solo figure, making it a trio for the Oakland Ballet, but states that this section can be performed both ways.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14306187
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5503430-01ed-0135-067d-05725916f245
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1906: Creator Born
  • 1989: Issued
  • 2004: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pursuit of happiness" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pursuit of happiness" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Pursuit of happiness Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Pursuit of happiness