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Additional title: Koku (Choreographic work : Ichinohe)
Jerry, Philip (Dancer)
Tiller, Mary Cecilia (Dancer)
Ichinohe, Saeko (Choreographer)
Kyōchiku (Composer)
Tiller, De Teel Patterson (Designer)
Steinke, Carole (Costume designer)
Virginia Ballet Theatre (Company) (Dancer)

Saeko Ichinohe Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974-11-23
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-8112
Saeko Ichinohe and Company
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance on November 23, 1974 at the Scottish Rite Temple, Richmond, Virginia.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Saeko Ichinohe. Music: Kyochiku. Scenery: De Teel Patterson Tiller. Costumes: Carole Steinke. Lighting design: John Cameron Grainger.
Performers: Performed by the Virginia Ballet Theatre. Cast: Philip Jerry (Buddhist Priest), Mary Cecilia Tiller (The Moon), and members of the company as Wind and Clouds.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (12 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
A Buddhist priest meditates at a temple in Nara. Dreaming that he is floating in a boat, he suddenly hears an ethereal melody and sees a thick mist roll down which blocks his view of the moon.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807026287-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158734
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e8acead0-8413-0138-df32-2b7dbc3ec4ef
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1974: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Koku" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Koku" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 22, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974). Koku Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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