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Title
Five ballets of the five senses
Additional title: Taste of sorrow
Additional title: Scent of flight
Additional title: Touch of loss
Additional title: Sound of fear
Additional title: Sight of beginning
Additional title: Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)
Names
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- (Dancer)
Parkes, Ross (Dancer)
MacLarnon, Fern (Dancer)
Miller, Buzz (Dancer)
Lee, Sondra (Dancer)
Fata, Wesley (Dancer)
Dunnock, Mildred (Performer)
Ruiz, Brunilda (Dancer)
Rhodes, Lawrence (Dancer)
Kristin, Karen (Dancer)
Paaz, Nira (Dancer)
Wilkinson, Micheline (Dancer)
Wolenski, Chester (Dancer)
Zelens, Richard (Conservator)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Choreographer)
Schuller, Gunther (Composer)
Schuller, Gunther (Conductor)
Siday, Eric (Composer)
Starer, Robert (Composer)
Bibb, Leon (Arranger)
Lees, Benjamin, 1924-2010 (Composer)
Villon, François, 1431-1463 (Author)
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 (Author)
John, Tom (Set designer)
Thompson, Frank L., 1920-1977 (Costume designer)
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 (Costume designer)
Geisel, David (Director)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
Kassel, Virginia (Producer)
National Educational Television and Radio Center (Associated name)
Collection

John Butler Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1967-10-03
Place: U.S.
Publisher: National Educational Television
Table of Contents
Taste of sorrow / music composed and conducted by Gunther Schuller ; danced by Carmen de Lavallade, Ross Parkes, Fern MacLarnon, Buzz Miller, and ensemble. |||| Scent of flight / music, Eric Siday ; danced by Sondra Lee, Buzz Miller, and Wesley Fata. |||| Touch of loss / music, Robert Starer ; poem, Franȯis Villon (The old lady's lament for her youth), trans. Robert Lowell ; performed by Mildred Dunnock (older woman), Carmen de Lavallade (young woman), Ross Parkes (young man) ; conducted by Herbert Grossman. |||| Sound of fear / music, traditional American folk themes adapted by Leon Bibb ; danced by Carmen de Lavallade (girl), Buzz Miller (prisoner), Ross Parkes (warden). |||| Sight of beginning / music, Benjamin Lees ; danced by Brunilda Ruiz (Bathsheba), Lawrence Rhodes (King David), and ensemble. Based on the story from the Old Testament.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9169
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5697 (former)
Genres
Filmed dance
Televised performances
Televised dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Notes
Statement of responsibility: National Educational Television ; directed by David Geisel ; produced by Jac Venza ; choreography by John Butler.
Creation/production credits: Associate producer, Virginia Kassel ; scenery, Tom John ; costumes, Frank Thompson ; drawings, Ben Shahn.
Performers: Danced by Carmen de Lavallade, Ross Parkes, Fern MacLarnon, Buzz Miller, Sondra Lee, Wesley Fata, Brunilda Ruiz, Lawrence Rhodes, with Karen Kristin, Nira Paaz, Micheline Wilkinson, Chester Wolenski, Richard Zelens.
Venue: Telecast by WNET-TV, New York, on the program Lincoln Center Stage 5 on October 3, 1967.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Description
Five ballets commissioned for this program, preceded by an introduction in which John Butler is seen rehearsing the dancers.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F3198
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13911989
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 579551e0-84ed-0135-e4c5-021c1c34b5bc
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1967: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Five ballets of the five senses" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967-10-03. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/36eaf2c9-80fd-43a6-bb2a-9e4fd816245a

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Five ballets of the five senses" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 13, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/36eaf2c9-80fd-43a6-bb2a-9e4fd816245a

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967-10-03). Five ballets of the five senses Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/36eaf2c9-80fd-43a6-bb2a-9e4fd816245a

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Five ballets of the five senses