To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, all NYPL locations are temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more and find out about remote access for Library services.

Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses

View this item elsewhere:

Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses
Additional title: Sudden death (Choreographic work : Driver)
Additional title: Secret kindnesses (Choreographic work : Driver)
Driver, Senta (Choreographer)
Clark, Jeffery (Dancer)
Riche, Nicole (Dancer)
Diamond, Dennis (Producer)
Halvorson, Gary (Director)
Kilgore, John (Composer)
Harry (Company) (Performer)
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Presenter)
American Dance Festival (Presenter)

Senta Driver Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1980 - 1982
Table of Contents
Sudden death (approx. 10 min., b&w). Music: John Kilgore. Perf. by Jeffery Clark and Nicole Riché. -- Secret kindnesses (approx. 20 min., color). Unfinished version, recorded in the studio.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8096
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3192 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Sudden death commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 1977; recorded at the Festival in Durham, North Carolina, in July 1980. Producer: Dennis Diamond. Director: Gary Halvorson. This footage is also on *MGZIC 9-393. Secret kindnesses commissioned by and recorded at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in July 1982.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926020316-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171939
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ff4b0be0-8502-0135-09b8-59c01be29c1c
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

  • 1980: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1982.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980 - 1982). Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url= | title= (moving image) Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses, (1980 - 1982) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=May 29, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Sudden death ; [and] Secret kindnesses