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Additional title: Escaras (Choreographic work : Alum)
Bruce, Christopher (Dancer)
Blaikie, Julia (Dancer)
Burge, Lucy (Dancer)
Williams, Marilyn (Dancer)
Yamada, Sylvia (Dancer)
Brown, Blake (Dancer)
Hodiak, Keith (Dancer)
Scoglio, Joseph (Dancer)
Alum, Manuel (Choreographer)
Krauze, Zygmunt (Composer)
Szalonek, Witold (Composer)
Anderton, John (Lighting designer)
Ballet Rambert (Performer)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Place: London
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9635
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4864 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography and design by Manuel Alum ; music by Zygmunt Krauze (Polychromie) and Witold Szalonek (Improvisations sonoristiques).
Source note: Title from information provided by donor.
Reproduction: Image copied from a video monitor; numerous technical problems (poor focus, darkness, tracking flaws, jumpiness) occur on that monitor and cannot be corrected.
Performers: Danced by Ballet Rambert: Christopher Bruce, Julia Blaikie, Lucy Burge, Marilyn Williams, Sylvia Yamada, Blake Brown, Keith Hodiak, and Joseph Scoglio.
Venue: First segment (ca. 22 min.): videotaped in stage rehearsal, partly in costume and partly in rehearsal clothes, with lighting, at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, England, in November 1974.
Venue: Second segment (ca. 38 min.): videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, in London, England, in November 1974.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in
Two rehearsals of a work first performed by Ballet Rambert at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, England, on November 7, 1974. In the studio rehearsal, the sections are rehearsed out of sequence, and some are repeated.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12392963
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4a9f910-7a18-0135-17ea-5b71bba0c56f
Rights Statement
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  • 1974: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Escaras" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Escaras" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2023.

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