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Additional title: Invention (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Jones, Betty, 1926- (Interviewee)
Limón, José (Dancer)
Currier, Ruth, 1926-2011 (Dancer)
Wright, Dennis (Dancer)
Casey, Jo (Dancer)
Flaharty, Cheryl (Dancer)
Unterecker, John, 1922-1989 (Interviewer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Lloyd, Norman, 1909-1980 (Composer)
Lawrence, Pauline (Costume designer)
Ludin, Fritz (Producer)
Dances We Dance (Dance company) (Dancer)
Jones, Betty, 1926- (Restager)
Jones, Betty, 1926- (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8085
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: produced by Fritz Ludin of Dances We Dance, Inc. and by Carl Hefner ; original choreography by Doris Humphrey, reconstructed by Betty Jones ; music by Norman Lloyd.
Creation/production credits: Original costume design, Pauline Lawrence.
Performers: Performed by members of Dances We Dance: Dennis Wright, Jo Casey, and Cheryl Flaharty.
Statement of responsibility: Videotaped by Bernie Kuebitz.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Includes interview by John Unterecker with Betty Jones. Also included is footage from the motion picture Creative leisure showing José Limón, Betty Jones, and Ruth Currier in the original production of the work performed in 1949 at the American Dance Festival.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY887030725-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12166422
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f0155180-8d7d-0138-60fd-5bb198e7b263
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

  • 1985: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Invention" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Invention" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 8, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). Invention Retrieved from

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