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Additional title: Fantastic gardens (Choreographic work : Summers)
Additional title: Meat joy (Choreographic work : Schneemann)
Additional title: Flares (Choreographic work : Corner)
Summers, Elaine, 1925-2014 (Teacher)
Summers, Elaine, 1925-2014 (Choreographer)
Summers, Elaine, 1925-2014 (Photographer)
Summers, Elaine, 1925-2014 (Film editor)
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- (Dancer)
Hay, Deborah, 1941- (Dancer)
Paxton, Steve (Dancer)
Waring, James (Dancer)
Summers, Carol (Dancer)
Herko, Fred (Dancer)
Charlip, Remy (Dancer)
Elmslie, Kenward (Dancer)
Gross, Sally (Dancer)
Stackhouse, Sarah (Dancer)
Emerson, Ruth (Dancer)
Schlichter, Joseph (Dancer)
Carmines, Al (Dancer)
Rothlein, Arlene (Dancer)
Barton, Edward (Dancer)
Schneemann, Carolee, 1939- (Choreographer)
Corner, Philip (Composer)
Judson Dance Theater (Presenter)

Elaine Summers Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 8-2403
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 10205
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Alternatively titled: Judson fragments, or Judson nights.
Creation/production credits: Choreography/camera/editing: Elaine Summers. Animated color film: Carol Summers.
Performers: Performed by Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Freddy Herko, Remy Charlip, Richard Brodney, Lila Pais, Kenward Elmslie, Kyle, Carol Summers, Elaine Summers, John Worden, Sally Gross, Sally Stackhouse, Ruth Emerson, Harold Johnson, Carla Blanc, Joseph Schlichter, Arthur Levin, James Waring, Al Carmines, Arlene Rothlein, George McGrath, and Edward Barton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (18 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Films used in the multi-media production, Fantastic gardens, presented by Judson Dance Theatre at Judson Church, New York, on February 17-19, 1964. Includes excerpts (?) from Flares, a music and dance concert by the composer Philip Corner; a dance concert by Yvonne Rainer; and an outdoor performance by Deborah Hay and Steve Paxton, from an early film by Elaine Summers. James Waring is seen teaching a ballet class, Fred Herko raises flowers in a garbage can, and an excerpt from Carolee Schneemann's Meat joy is performed.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906024586-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168892
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a78e350-7c1d-0138-96fc-133f49c5b081
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1925: Creator Born
  • 1964: Created
  • 2014: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fragments" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fragments" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 9, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1964). Fragments Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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