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The pursuit of happiness
Additional title: Pursuit of happiness (Choreographic work : O'Donnell)
O'Donnell, May (Choreographer)
Curtis, Arthur (Costume designer)
Wishner, Maxine (Videographer)
May O'Donnell Concert Dance Company (Performer)
Dance Umbrella (Concert series : New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-02-25
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5965
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 5-555 (former)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Venue: Videotaped in performance during the Dance Umbrella series at the Entermedia Theatre, New York on February 25, 1978 by Maxine Wishner.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: May O'Donnell. Music: Big bands of the 1930's and 1940's. Costumes: Arthur Curtis.
Performers: Performed by members of the May O'Donnell Concert Dance Company: Dale Andree, Alice Gill, Hazel Kandall, Patricia Payne, Donna Tchapraste, Thomas Bain, and Frederick McKitrick.
Content: Sections include: In the mood, Sunrise serenade, Moonglow, Bugle call rag, Tuxedo Junction, I'm getting sentimental over you, Blues on parade.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807024776-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158666
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b58937f0-84d3-0134-bd0f-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The pursuit of happiness" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The pursuit of happiness" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 2, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). The pursuit of happiness Retrieved from

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The pursuit of happiness