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Additional title: Spectra (Choreographic work : Jenden)
Tonkin, Fiona (Dancer)
Trimmer, Jon (Dancer)
Parnell, Yvonne (Dancer)
Jenden, Paul (Choreographer)
Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963 (Composer)
Hansen, Gary (Designer)
New Zealand Ballet (Dancer)
Impulse Dance Theatre (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1577
Ballet -- New Zealand
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced by Television New Zealand, Auckland, in 1980. Produced and directed by Ken Sudell. Choreographer: Paul Jenden. Music: Francis Poulenc (Concert champêtre) Designer: Gary Hansen.
Content: An original dance drama depicting a woman's incarceration - real or imagined, or perhaps dreamed - in a madhouse. Performed by the New Zealand Ballet and the Impulse Dance Theatre. Dancers include Fiona Tonkin (the Sightless one), Jon Trimmer (1st resident), Yvonne Parnell (Sister), and Fay Hyam, Peter Edwards and Geoffrey Rayner (Phantasmagoria).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160256
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7dbd3e40-0826-0131-5f78-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1980: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Spectra" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Spectra" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 21, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Spectra Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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