Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

Ruth St. Denis

View this item elsewhere:

Ruth St. Denis, pt. 1
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Dancer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Dancer)
Cothron, Lonny (Dancer)
Toutikian, Karoun (Dancer)
Lezli, Lalla (Dancer)
Angelo, Jon (Dancer)
Dennis, Buzz (Cinematographer)
Hauser, Nancy Mason (Editor)
Denishawn Dancers (Dancer)
Ruth St. Denis Foundation (Hollywood, Calif.) (Donor)
Toutikian, Karoun (Editor)
Jacobs, Mark W. (Editor)
Skinner, Don (Editor)
Tomie, Lisa (Other)

Denishawn Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985
Date Created: 1945
Date Created: 1948
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6153
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-908 reel 1 (former)
Dance -- India
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Edited By Karoun Tootikian, Nancy Mason Hauser, Mark W. Jacobs, Don Skinner, Chyron: Lisa Tomie.
Content: Dance segments include Ruth St. Denis in Cobra dance (1948), Nautch dance (1945), and reciting lines from Tagore (1948). Karoun Tootikian, Lonny Cothron, Lalla Lezli, John Angelo and other dancers perform Madrassi nautch (1948), Kashmiri nautch (1948), and Hindu dance (1948).
Performers: Footage of Ruth St Denis, Ted Shawn, and their dancers, 1925-1960.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (61 min.) : sound with silent sequences, color and black and white ; 3/4 in.
Footage from Denishawn's first tour of the Orient, 1925-1926, shot by St. Denis's brother Buzz. Includes shots of Ann Douglas, Charles Weidman, Doris Humphrey, Shawn, and St Denis.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY867013725-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12162380
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3c746ad0-a9cb-0134-3bd9-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1968: Creator Died
  • 1985: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ruth St. Denis" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ruth St. Denis" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). Ruth St. Denis Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url= | title= (moving image) Ruth St. Denis, (1985)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=April 18, 2024 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Ruth St. Denis