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Additional title: Hero
Additional title: Hero (Choreographic work : Overlie)
Overlie, Mary (Costume designer)
Beavers, Wendell
Martin, Nina
Tilleman, Joanne
Wenk, Jan
Rockoff, Renée
Hulton, Betsy
Feld, Robin
Kerry, Richard (Lighting designer)
Lemessurier, Claire (Videographer)
Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance, Performance, Film, and Literature (New York, N.Y.)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9596
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4049 (former)
Improvisation in dance
two-dimensional moving image
Statement of responsibility: choreography by Mary Overlie.
Title from information provided by Mary Overlie.
Creation/production credits: Costumes, Mary Overlie ; lighting, Richard Kerry.
Performers: Danced by Wendell Beavers, Nina Martin, Joanne Tilleman, Jan Wenk, John Fistos, John Panton, Renée Rockoff, Betsy Hulton, Robin Feld, and others.
Venue: Videotaped onstage at The Kitchen Center for Video, Music and Dance, New York, on October 13, 1979 ; videographer, Claire Le Messurier.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (64 min.) :sd., b&w
First version of the modern dance work Hero, originally performed without musical accompaniment. This recording (ca. 44 min.) is followed by footage of Mary Overlie and Wendell Beavers in dance improvisations at Overlie's loft, recording date unknown.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12684591
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d6504ee0-7ac9-0135-b2b5-5784a8a5c176
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hero" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hero" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Hero Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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