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Additional title: Phantasmagoria 1975 (Choreographic work : Currier)
Ammerman, Mark (Dancer)
Cratty, Bill (Dancer)
Cutler, Robyn (Dancer)
Ganado, Ken (Dancer)
Hansen, William (Dancer)
Jordan, Ryland (Dancer)
Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)
Sayles, Lane (Dancer)
Scanlon, Jennifer (Dancer)
Schiffer, Holly (Dancer)
Shimin, Tonia (Dancer)
Solino, Louis (Dancer)
Steinberg, Risa (Dancer)
Thompson, Clifton (Dancer)
Watt, Nina (Dancer)
Currier, Ruth, 1926-2011 (Choreographer)
Harris, Gary (Lighting designer)
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935 (Composer)
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954 (Composer)
José Limón Dance Company (Performer)

José Limón Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-03-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7231
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3140 (former)
Dance rehearsals
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal on March 5, 1977.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Ruth Currier. Music: Gary Harris (sound collage), Alban Berg (Four pieces for clarinet and piano), and Charles Ives ("Song for harvest season" and "From the steeples and the mountains").
Performers: Performed by members of the José Limón Dance Company, probably Mark Ammerman, Bill Cratty, Robyn Cutler, Ken Ganado, William Hansen, Ryland Jordan, Carla Maxwell, Lane Sayles, Jennifer Scanlon, Holly Schiffer, Tonia Shimin, Louis Solino, Risa Steinberg, Clifton Thompson, and Nina Watt.
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 (24 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Revival (possibly with revisions) of a work first performed by the Limón company in 1975. This recording includes some choreographic changes due to illness. The duet by Mark Ammerman (?) and Nina Watt is repeated after the end of the work.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926028564-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172138
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 281e0040-34dd-0135-6e43-09114d528ad4
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  • 1977: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Phantasmagoria" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Phantasmagoria" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 10, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Phantasmagoria Retrieved from

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