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Additional title: Abraxas (Choreographic work : Luipart)
Luipart, Marcel, 1912-1989 (Choreographer)
Pal, Irina, 1921-1992 (Dancer)
Schwarz, Solange (Dancer)
Nilanowa, Nika (Dancer)
Matthes, Walter (Dancer)
Borchmann, Werner (Photographer)
Betz, Rudolf (Photographer)
Egk, Werner, 1901-1983 (Composer)
Znamenacek, Wolfgang (Designer)
Poeschel, Thomas (Producer)
Borchmann (Photographic firm) (Associated name)
Luipart, Marcel, 1912-1989 (Dancer)
Egk, Werner, 1901-1983 (Librettist)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990 - 1999 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8861
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3572 (former)
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Producer/director: Thomas Poeschel. Editor: Wolfgang Grimmeisen. Photography: Werner Borchmann and Rudolf Betz.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Marcel Fenchel-Luipart. Music: Werner Egk. Libretto: Werner Egk after Heinrich Heine. Scenery: Wolfgang Znamenack.
Performers: Marcel Luipart (Faust), Irina Kladivova (Archisposa), Nika [Nilanowa] Sanftleben (Margarete), Walther Matthes (Satanas), Will Spindler (Tiger), Franziska Tona (Serpent), Gertraud Stubner (Helena), and others.
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) (22 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Reconstruction of the ballet through a montage of still photographs of the 1948 production by Werner Borchmann and Rudolf Betz, set to musical accompaniment.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936010571-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174606
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): af4c5e20-900a-0135-fe41-01f727638137
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1912: Creator Born
  • 1989: Creator Died
  • 1990: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Abraxas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990 - 1999.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Abraxas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 28, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990 - 1999). Abraxas Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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