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Pillar of fire: a working rehearsal
Additional title: Pillar of fire (Choreographic work : Tudor)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Tudor, Antony, 1908-1987 (Choreographer)
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 (Composer)
Compton, Gardner (Videographer)
Mathis, Bonnie (Dancer)
Wilson, Sallie (Dancer)
Ashton, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Young, Gayle (Dancer)
Paredes, Marcos (Dancer)
American Ballet Theatre (Performer)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dance Collection (Associated name)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-08-07
Place: New York, NY
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4758
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-7089 (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 6-1409
Dance rehearsals
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: [presented by] American Ballet Theatre ; choreography by Antony Tudor ; music by Arnold Schoenberg (Verklärte Nacht)
Performers: Performed by members of American Ballet Theatre.
Performers: Bonnie Mathis (Eldest sister); Sallie Wilson (Hagar); Elizabeth Ashton (Youngest sister); Gayle Young (The friend); and Marcos Paredes (Young man from the house opposite); with Cynthia Harvey, Carmen Barth, Susan Jones, Linda Kuchera, Denise Warner, David Coll, Warren Conover, Kevin Haigen, Nanette Glushak, Giselle Roberge, Patricia Wesche, Michael Owen, Frank Smith, Clark Tippet, Sara Maule, and Sandall Whitaker.
Performers: Rehearsal pianist: Howard Barr.
Venue: Filmed at a working rehearsal at the New York State Theatre, New York, N.Y., on August 7, 1975; film documentation by Gardner Compton for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Collection, The New York Public Library.
Funding: Filmed with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 2 film reels (13 min.) sound, black and white; 16 mm
Rehearsal of excerpts from the ballet, on a bare stage, in rehearsal clothes, supervised by choreographer Antony Tudor.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797084058-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158391
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9b8e98e0-b5b0-0134-d557-00505686a51c
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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. "Pillar of fire" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pillar of fire" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2024.

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Pillar of fire