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Additional title: Scintilla (Choreographic work : Waring)
Barreau, Pierre (Dancer)
DeGange, Ann (Dancer)
Gornel, William (Dancer)
Johnson, Raymond, -1987 (Dancer)
Prior, Candice (Dancer)
Zand, Fern (Dancer)
Waring, James (Costume designer)
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869 (Composer)
Atlas, Charles (Director)
Directional Concepts Dance Theatre Foundation (Producer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-06 - 1976-09 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Polka (two repetitions, ca. 9 min. total, si.) / danced in costume by entire cast.
Polka (ca. 5 min., si.) / excerpt beginning with solo passage for the woman costumed in green ; danced in practice clothes.
Polka (ca. 5 min., si.) / same excerpt as above, danced in costume.
Trio (two repetitions, ca. 8 min. total, si.) / recorded first from stage right, then stage left ; danced by two women and a man.
Mort (two repetitions, ca. 15 min. total, si.) / recorded first from stage right, then stage left ; false start in second repetition ; danced by two men and a woman.
Gallop (ca. 3 min., sd.) / danced in practice clothes or costumes covered by warmups ; danced by entire cast.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8218
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: produced by Directional Concepts Dance Theatre ; [video] directed by Charles Atlas ; choreography and costumes by James Waring ; music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Content: No audio until ca. 42 min. into tape.
Content: Unedited footage.
Content: Contents identified through accompanying notes.
Performers: Danced by Pierre Barreau, Ann DeGange, William Gornel, Raymond Johnson, Candice Prior, and Fern Zand.
Venue: Videotaped at the Merce Cunningham Studio, New York, in summer 1976.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (45 min., 36 sec.) : silent and sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Dance work in four sections: Polka, Trio, Mort [danced by a second trio of dancers], Gallop.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13530276
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0647f670-8650-0138-e9d4-61a266b9c4ca
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Scintilla" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976 - 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Scintilla" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976 - 1976). Scintilla Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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