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Additional title: Knife/tape/rope (Theater piece : Cooper, DeFazio, Houston-Jones and Walker)
Walker, John B (Conceptor)
Grimsted, Almon (Performer)
Iobst, Anne (Performer)
Cooper, Dennis, 1953- (Conceptor)
Houston-Jones, Ishmael (Conceptor)
DeFazio, John (Conceptor)
Ferri, David (Lighting designer)
Richards, Peter (Videographer)
Performance Space 122 (Event place)
Veselka Festival (Presenter)
Walker, John B (Performer)
Cooper, Dennis, 1953- (Performer)

PS 122 Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8302
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4590 (former)
Performance art
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] the P.S. 122 annual Veselka Festival ; conceived by Dennis Cooper, John DeFazio, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John B. Walker ; directed by Ishmael Houston-Jones ; written by Dennis Cooper.
Creation/production credits: Choreographed and staged in collaboration with Almon Grimsted, Anne Iobst, and John B. Walker ; soundtrack compiled by Cooper ; sets and visuals, John DeFazio ; technical direction and lighting design, David Ferri.
Performers: John B. Walker (Jim), Almon Grimsted (Pete), Anne Iobst (Jenn), Dennis Cooper (voice of Ron), and Ishmael Houston-Jones (voice of Steve).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Performance Space 122, New York, on May 5, 1989, by Character Generators/Video, cameraperson, Peter Richards.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Date: Copyright date: 1989
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (47 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Performance art work.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176322
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d610e6f0-8a8e-0135-7efc-5584b65cf7f4
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Knife/tape/rope" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Knife/tape/rope" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 3, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Knife/tape/rope Retrieved from

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