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Looking back: Choreography 1961-1974

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Looking back: Choreography 1961-1974
Additional title: Flashback (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Moonlight sonata (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Assembly (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Movement loops with bumbershoots (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Additional title: Poem for the theatre #6 (Choreographic work : Schmidt)
Brda, Marilyn (Dancer)
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 (Composer)
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 (Composer)
Tárrega, Francisco, 1852-1909 (Composer)
Musser, Philip (Composer)
Wilson, J. Gordon (Composer)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor (Composer)
Blossom, Beverly (Choreographer)
Somedancers (Company) (Performer)

Beverly Blossom Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Flashback. Music: Drums, J. S. Bach, Francisco Tárrega. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Moonlight sonata (a pastiche). Music: Beethoven, J. Gordon Wilson. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Assembly. Music: Philip Musser. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Movement loops with bumbershoots. Music: Jug bands. Perf. by the ensemble. -- Somedancers. Choreography: by the dancers. -- Poem for the theatre. Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos. Perf. by Marilyn Brda.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4691
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3347 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Recorded in dress rehearsal at White Street studio, New York (?), in spring 1974.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Beverly Blossom (except Somedancers).
Performers: Performed by Beverly Blossom and members of Somedancers, Inc.: Jenny Anderson, Marilyn Brda, Anita Feldman, Debra Loewen, Deborah Riley, Margo Sancken, Laurel Simerl, and Ana Sussman, with Barbara Berger, Kathryn Buchanan, Pam Budner, Gabrielle Gottlieb, Lynn Lipke, Betsy O'Neill, and Betty Schneider.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (52 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Rehearsal footage, recorded with special video techniques such as multiple exposures and positive-negative images. Selections from a program presented at the Space for Innovative Development, New York, on April 26-28, 1974. For a recording of the performance, see *MGZIA 4-158.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172189
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6db929a0-9e89-0132-fad0-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Looking back: Choreography 1961-1974" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Looking back: Choreography 1961-1974" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 5, 2023.

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Looking back: Choreography 1961-1974