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The art of Sabicas
Alba, María, -1992 (Dancer)
Macandrew, James (Host)
Morales, Liliana (Dancer)
Sanroman, Maria (Dancer)
Tamaya, Curro (Dancer)
Roman, Cesar (Dancer)
Juliana (Dancer)
Puertas, Adonis (Instrumentalist)
MacAllen, James (Producer)
María Alba Spanish Dance Company (Performer)
CBS Television Network (Production company)
Sabicas, 1912-1990 (Musician)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: WCBS-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7858
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-993 (former)
Flamenco music
Guitarists -- Mexico
Television programs
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: produced by WCBS-TV in cooperation with the New York State Education Department ; produced and directed by James MacAllen.
Content: Title from end credits.
Creation/production credits: Written by Stephan Chodorov ; set, Allen Edward Klein.
Performers: Danced by the María Alba Spanish Dance Company: Lilian Morales, Maria Sanroman, Juliana, Curro Tamaya, and Cesar Roman.
Performers: Dances accompanied by Ortiz Lara (voice) and Adonis Puertas (guitar).
Venue: Telecast on Camera three by WCBS-TV on January 1, 1967.
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) (28 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Program of flamenco guitar music and dance. Maria Alba performs a solo at the beginning of the program, and she and her company perform a group work at the end. The remainder of the program is devoted to guitar solos by Sabicas, among them Arabian dance, Malagueña, and Zapateado.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797066872-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158185
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2b858ac0-8043-0135-5a0e-2be67f5f77ae
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  • 1967: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The art of Sabicas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The art of Sabicas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967). The art of Sabicas Retrieved from

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The art of Sabicas