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Facets of desire
Additional title: Facets of desire (Choreographic work : Butler)
Van Hamel, Martine, 1945- (Dancer)
Chryst, Gary (Dancer)
McKenzie, Kevin (Dancer)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Choreographer)
Hoddinott, Alun (Composer)
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 (Author)

John Butler Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9167
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5694 (former)
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 -- Desire under the elms
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography by John Butler ; music by Alun Hoddinott.
Content: Title from original container.
Creation/production credits: Scenario based on Eugene O'Neill's play Desire under the elms.
Performers: Danced by Martine van Hamel, Gary Chryst, and Kevin McKenzie.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal onstage, location and date not identified, in practice clothes.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Run-through of the ballet (ca. 20 min.), followed by repetition of two excerpts (ca. 7 min.). Tape also contains an excerpt from Butler's Carmina burana (ca. 2 min. of the abbot's solo, from an unidentified performance).
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13912012
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b608b430-84ed-0135-9368-08fd5e42db92
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

  • 1981: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Facets of desire" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Facets of desire" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 1, 2023.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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Facets of desire