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

Mary Overlie Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1979-09-13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9596
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4049 (former)
Overlie, Mary
Improvisation in dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title from information provided by Mary Overlie.
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
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (64 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
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
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

  • 1979: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hero" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979-09-13.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hero" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979-09-13). Hero Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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