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Ruth St. Denis

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Ruth St. Denis, pt. 2
Additional title: White jade (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
Additional title: Salome (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
Additional title: Liebestraum (Choreographic work : St Denis)
Additional title: Gregorian chant (Choreographic work : St Denis)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Dancer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Dancer)
Toutikian, Karoun (Dancer)
Toutikian, Karoun (Film editor)
Durnall, Tamara (Dancer)
Hauser, Nancy Mason (Film editor)
Ruth St. Denis Foundation (Hollywood, Calif.) (Donor)
Jacobs, Mark W. (Film editor)
Skinner, Don (Film editor)
Tomie, Lisa (Other)

Denishawn Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6154
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-908 reel 2 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Edited by Karoun Tootikian, Nancy Mason Hauser, Mark W. Jacobs, Don Skinner, Chyron: Lisa Tomie.
Content: Piano accompaniment by Robert Hawkinson. SUMMARY: Dance segments include Ruth St. Denis in White jade (1948), Salome (1948), Brahms waltz (1949), Liebestraum (1946 and ca. 1937-38), Gregorian chant (ca. 1950), and reading original poem "To a Chinese flute" (1949).
Content: Ted Shawn dances in Thunderbird and Whirling dervish (ca. 1937-38).
Content: Other dance segments include Dance of the sari (1952), Moghul court dance (1955), Tamara Durnall in condensed version of Valse à la Loïe (1954), Spear dance of Samoa by Ted Shawn (1955), Court dance by Ted Shawn.
Performers: Other performers appearing in the dances include Karoun Tootikian, Chrystine Lawson, Feodor Stojak, and Corinne Rankine.
Performers: Footage of Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and their dancers, 1925-1960.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (56 min.) : sound with silent sequences, color and black andwhite ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY867013737-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12162381
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 68ad8720-a9df-0134-4d5d-00505686a51c
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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 17, 2024.

APA Format

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

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Ruth St. Denis