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Pieces in May
Additional title: Phases of the oracle (Choreographic work : Duncan, J)
Zinn, Randolyn (Dancer)
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Choreographer)
McKirahan, Laurie (Dancer)
Davis, Gary (Dancer)
Bayle, François, 1932- (Composer)
Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992 (Composer)
Byers, Edward I (Lighting designer)
Jeff Duncan Dance Repertory Company (Production company)
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Dancer)

Jeff Duncan Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-12-07
Place: New York, NY
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Ardent passage (approx. 7 min.). Music: Olivier Messiaen. Perf. by Randolyn Zinn. Pianist: Glenn Mack. -- Oracle (approx. 10 min.). Music: François Bayle. Perf. by Jeff Duncan. -- Stoneway (approx. 11 min.). Music: Silence and natural sounds. Perf. by Laurie McKirahan and Gary Davis.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7212 ; *MGZIC 9-2389 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in costume onstage at American Theater Laboratory, New York, in June 1977.
Performers: Performed by members of the Jeff Duncan Dance Repertory Company.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (32 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926006354-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171716
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4af8b00-32a6-0135-076a-5567c1bcc697
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Item timeline of events

  • 1977: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pieces in May" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pieces in May" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 21, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Pieces in May Retrieved from

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Pieces in May