Erick Hawkins lecture-demonstration

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Erick Hawkins lecture-demonstration
Additional title: Parson Weems and the cherry tree (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Additional title: Cantilever (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hawkins, Erick (Donor)
Hawkins, Erick (Speaker)
Ward, Cathy (Dancer)
Wiatt, John (Dancer)
Yohn, Robert (Dancer)
Diachenko, Nada (Dancer)
Richman, Natalie (Dancer)
Thome, Joel (Conductor)
Boros, Frank (Designer)
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 (Composer)
Lee, Ralph (Designer)
Dorazio, Ralph (Designer)
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000 (Composer)
Sais, Ray (Designer)
Erick Hawkins Dance Company (Associated name)
Hawkins, Erick (Choreographer)
Hawkins, Erick (Dancer)

Erick Hawkins Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7201 ; *MGZIC 9-1952 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in an unidentified theater or auditorium, circa 1975.
Performers: Performed by Hawkins and members of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (29 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Hawkins talks about various aspects of dancing to an audience of children. Conductor Joel Thome also discusses instruments of the orchestra. Dance excerpts presented are: Two solos from Cantilever. Music: Lucia Dlugoszewski. Designs: Ralph Dorazio. Danced in costume by Cathy Ward and Robert Yohn. Parson Weems and the cherry tree, etc.: Excerpt. Music: Virgil Thomson. Designs: Dorazio, Ray Sais, Frank Boros, Ralph Lee. Danced by Ward (Flag), John Wiatt (Parson Weems), Yohn (George Washington), Hawkins (Clown, his angel), Nada Diachenko (Martha Washington), and Natalie Richman (Molly Pitcher). First 8 sections (11 min.) of work. For a complete performance, presented in the same theater, probably on or around the same date, see: *MGZIC 9-1953 Parson Weems and the cherry tree, etc.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916030151-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170094
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4cc71b10-29d3-0135-8db7-6f2ea7812f63
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  • 1975: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Erick Hawkins lecture-demonstration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Erick Hawkins lecture-demonstration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Erick Hawkins lecture-demonstration Retrieved from

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Erick Hawkins lecture-demonstration