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Additional title: I look back, I... (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Flashback (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Black traveler (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Moonlight sonata (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Kitsch (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Blossom, Beverly (Choreographer)
Ethridge, Pat (Dancer)
Fox, Ilene (Dancer)
Kirkconnell, Kristin (Dancer)
Ward, Willis (Dancer)
Vernon, Charlie (Dancer)
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 (Composer)
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 (Composer)
Tárrega, Francisco, 1852-1909 (Composer)
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dance (Associated name)
Blossom, Beverly (Dancer)

Beverly Blossom Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-02
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Four dances from "Looking back" (approx. 36 min.). Speaker: Carolyn Kennedy. I. I look back...I... Music: J. S. Bach. Perf. by Blossom, Patricia Ethridge, and Lynn Medoff. II. Flashback. Music: drums, Bach, Francisco Tárrega. Perf. by Diane Baumgartner, Pat Brda, Jana Devine, Ethridge, Ilene Fox, Linda Kahn, Kristin Kirkconnell, Judy Larm, Medoff, Shelley Paden, Ana Sussman, Melanie Tyner, and Patricia White. III. Black traveler. Music: cartoon music. Perf. by Blossom. IV. Moonlight sonata. Music: Beethoven. Perf. by Baumgartner, Brda, Devine, Kahn, Kirkconnell, Larm, Medoff, Paden, Tyner, and White. -- Kitsch: A George Washington birthday celebration (approx. 21 min.). Music: Grand Musick, The O. J.'s, Ravel. Photographs: Diane Arbus and Jerry Warmbier. Perf. by Blossom, Patricia Knowles, and Willis Ward, with Baumgartner, Brda, Devine, Cate Dolan, Ethridge, Barbara Feathergill, Fox, Kahn, Kirkconnell, Larm, Medoff, Diana Nall, Joan O'Connor, Paden, Constance Scott, Tyner, Charles Vernon, Alice Walz, and White. Speakers: John Koch and John Morgan. Musicians: Terry Lidral and Raymond Castrey.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4685
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3340 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Festival Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in February 1975.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Beverly Blossom. Lighting: Michael Gorman.
Performers: Performed by Beverly Blossom and students of the Department of Dance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172192
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 387296d0-9e89-0132-0a1a-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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  • 1975: Created
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kitsch" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kitsch" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Kitsch Retrieved from

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