Made in Japan: a solo dance diary

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Made in Japan: a solo dance diary
Additional title: Made in Japan (Choreographic work : Alum)
Alum, Manuel (Choreographer)
Wada, Yoshi (Composer)
Garness, Jon (Lighting designer)
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)
Alum, Manuel (Dancer)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7758
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4844 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Japan Society ; conception, choreography, and performance by Manuel Alum ; music by Yoshi Wada.
Content: Title from house program.
Creation/production credits: Set design and construction, Atsushi Moriyasu and John Kahn ; Nō costume, Belca House of Kyoto ; lighting and stage management, Jon Garness.
Performers: Danced by Manuel Alum, with Ruth Loomis and Ken DeLap (kurokos [stage assistants]).
Venue: Videotaped in performance in the Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, Japan House, New York, probably on October 29 or November 1 or 3, 1980.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Content: Unedited footage.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (78 min.) : sound, color; 3/4 in.
Evening-length dance solo in two parts: Part I, M.A. in Japan, and Part II, Japan in M.A., including the Nō solo Funabenkei. Sections of this recording may appear on *MGZIC 9-4838 Made in Japan [excerpts].
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12392955
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f940e850-7bb4-0135-b215-31782597f6a7
Rights Statement
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  • 1980: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Made in Japan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Made in Japan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Made in Japan Retrieved from

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Made in Japan