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John Curry

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John Curry: Dance on ice
Additional title: Tango-tango (Choreographic work : Martins)
Additional title: Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Maen)
Curry, John, 1949-1994 (Performer)
Martins, Peter, 1946- (Choreographer)
Foulkes, Cathy (Performer)
Starbuck, JoJo (Performer)
Maen, Norman, 1932-2008 (Choreographer)
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918 (Composer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Heeley, David (Producer)
Heeley, David (Director)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-11-14
Table of Contents
DANCE CONTENTS. - Tango: Excerpt. Choreography: Peter Martins. Music: Stravinsky. Performed by John Curry and Jo Jo Starbuck - L'aprés-midi d'un faune: Excerpt. Choreography: Norman Maen. Music: Debussy. Performed by John Curry and Cathy Foulkes.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8904
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-255 (former)
Skating -- Study and teaching
Television programs
Filmed performances
Venue: Telecast on WNET-TV's Skyline series on November 14, 1978.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Creation/production credits: Produced and directed by David Heeley. Narrator: Tom Overton. Skaters: John Curry, Patricia Dodd, Cathy Foulkes, Muki Held, Jo Jo Starbuck, and Paul Toomey.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
John Curry discusses his view of skating as an art form. He is shown instructing young students and working with choreographer Peter Martins on an original piece (Tango). Excerpts include Curry's routine from the 1976 Olympics and performances of Tango and L'aprés-midi d'un faune.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797031665-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157755
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 09ba4480-7959-0135-6423-035b88acba20
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1949: Creator Born
  • 1978: Created
  • 1994: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "John Curry" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "John Curry" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). John Curry Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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John Curry