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Sacred text
Additional title: Sacred text (Choreographic work : King)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Shibata, Chiharu (Dancer)
Kerr, Maurya (Dancer)
Rhatigan, Summer Lee (Dancer)
Chung, Brian (Dancer)
Hotchkiss, Marina (Dancer)
Heiber, Nora (Dancer)
Miranda, Freddie (Dancer)
Boatwright, Christopher (Dancer)
Adoniou, Yannis (Dancer)
Redlefsen, Richard (Dancer)
Dawson, Gregory (Dancer)
Rose, Debra (Dancer)
King, Alonzo (Choreographer)
Rosenwasser, Robert (Costume designer)
Frasconi, Miguel (Composer)
Pinkham, Lisa (Lighting designer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Lines Contemporary Ballet (Performer)
Joyce Theater (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Robert Rossenwasser (Musician)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1996
Table of Contents
The sections of the dance are: Know ye not that ye are gods: 1, The word, danced by Chiharu Shibata, Maurya Kerr, Summer Lee Rhatigan, Brian Chung, Marina Hotchkiss, Nora Heiber, Freddie Miranda -- 2, Herald, danced by Christopher Boatwright -- 3, New order, danced by Yannis Adoniou, Brian Chung, Richard Redlefsen, Gregory Dawson -- 4, Mirage, danced by the Company -- 5, Feeling and will, danced by Summer Lee Rhatigan and Richard Redlefsen -- 5 [on program], Cycle, danced by the Company -- 6, Spirit and nature, danced by Chiharu Shibata and Brian Chung -- Out of the thousand that seek me one finds me: 7, Dissolve, danced by the Company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2385
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: artistic direction and choreography, Alonzo King.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Alonzo King's Lines Contemporary Ballet, the Joyce Theater, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Creation/production credits: Associate artistic director, Robert Rosenwasser ; music, classical North Indian music coordinated by Michael Irvine, Saawanki Ritu vocal solo performed by Rita Sahai, traditional tabla compositions arranged by Tim Witter and Jim Santi Owen, music for "The word," "Herald," and glass interludes composed by Miguel Frasconi ; costumes, Robert Rosenwasser ; lighting, Lisa Pinkham.
Performers: Danced by Lines Contemporary Ballet: Yannis Adoniou, Christopher Boatwright, Brian Chung, Gregory Dawson, Nora Heiber, Marina Hotchkiss, Maurya Kerr, Freddie Miranda, Richard Redlefsen, Summer Lee Rhatigan, Debra Rose, Chiharu Shibata.
Performers: Music performed by Miguel Frasconi (glass armonica, bar-wu, jaltarang, bell, and keyboard), Mark Growden (flutes and bar-wu), Michael Irvine (sarod), Parmindar Irvine and Robert Rosenwasser (tambora), Jim Santi Owen (tabla, glass, and morsing [Indian jaw harp]), Rita Sahai (voice), Moses Sedler (cello), Tim Witter (tabla and glass).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, on June 9, 1996 (7:30PM), by Johannes Holub.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (48 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12953680
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5f6c350-7d9a-0138-bef2-0941adf13824
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sacred text" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1996.

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Sacred text