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Additional title: Mother tongue (Choreographic work : Sheppard)
Sheppard, Harry Whittaker (Choreographer)
Sheppard, Harry Whittaker (Dancer)

Danspace Project Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982-11-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4953
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-526 (former)
Danspace Project (New York, N.Y.)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped by Michael Schwartz at the Danspace, St. Mark's Church, New York on November 4, 1982.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Harry Whittaker Sheppard. Music: from a recording of Bibayak Pygmies.
Performers: Performed by Harry Sheppard (solos) and Movement Ensemble: Joyce deMoose, Jennifer Everhard, Dan Froot, Judy Grodowitz, David Harris, David Hurwith, Jennifer Lane, and D. J. McDonald.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Presented as part of Parallels, a series devoted to the new generation of black choreographers.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847040401-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160677
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46df0980-8076-0135-495c-7758b3273e38
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Item timeline of events

  • 1982: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The mother tongue" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The mother tongue" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). The mother tongue Retrieved from

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The mother tongue