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Mother Goose: excerpts
Additional title: Mother Goose (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Koolish, Deborah (Dancer)
Hoskinson, Richard (Dancer)
Neary, Colleen (Dancer)
Jolley, Jay (Dancer)
Peters, Delia (Dancer)
Aasen, Muriel (Dancer)
Duell, Daniel (Dancer)
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Table of Contents
Rehearsal on 6/25/75: Beauty and the beast pas de deux danced by Koolish and Hoskinson. Hop o'my thumb story, danced by Tom Abbott (stand-in for child dancer), Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Richard Tanner, David Richardson, Richard Dryden, Jolley, and Bryan Pitts. Laideronette story, danced by Neary, Jolley, Elyse Flagg, Laura Flagg, Pitts, and Frohlich (stand-in for Tracy Bennett). - Rehearsal of "transitions" on 7/18/75: Opening of ballet, with Pitts standing in for Story teller. Sleeping beauty story, danced by Aasen (?) as Princess Florine, Peters as the Good Fairy, Abbott (stand-in) as the Bad Fairy, and ensemble. Laideronette story, with same cast as above, plus ensemble. Awakening of the sleeping beauty, with Abbott, Daniel Duell as Prince Charming, and ensemble. - Rehearsal, date uncertain: excerpt from Sleeping beauty story, danced by Peters and two couples.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7605
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1795 (former)
Filmed dance
Performers: Performed by members of the New York City Ballet: Deborah Koolish, Richard Hoskinson, Colleen Neary, Jay Jolley, Muriel Aasen (?), Delia Peters, Daniel Duell, and others.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (61 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Three rehearsals in the studio, in rehearsal clothes with piano accompaniment. Spoken credits on tape after first rehearsal, which took place on 6/25/75. Second rehearsal on 7/18/75. Date of third rehearsal is uncertain.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896025484-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167414
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b1f18a90-7b8e-0135-84a0-7796485e4d6a
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Item timeline of events

  • 1975: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mother Goose" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mother Goose" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 1, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Mother Goose Retrieved from

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Mother Goose