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Winesburg portraits
Additional title: Winesburg portraits (Choreographic work : Duncan, J)
Smith, Stuart E (Dancer)
Wilson, John W., 1927-1992 (Dancer)
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Choreographer)
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 (Librettist)
Warner, Leor C (Costume designer)
Jeff Duncan Dance Repertory Company (Production company)
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Arranger)
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Dancer)

Jeff Duncan Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Place: United States
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7218 ; *MGZIC 9-2395 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, on December 3, 1976.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Jeff Duncan. Music: Collage of American folk music, arranged by Jeff Duncan. Libretto: Sherwood Anderson. Costumes: Leor Warner.
Performers: Performed by members of the Jeff Duncan Dance Repertory Company, with faculty members and students of Denison University. Cast: Stuart Smith (George Willard), John Wilson (Elmer Cowley), Jeff Duncan (Rev. Curtis Hartman), and others. The sections of the work are: Anticipation (George Willard), Mother (Elizabeth Willard), Nobody knows (Louise Trunnion and George), Queer (Elmer Cowley), Adventure (Alice Hindman), Strength of God (Rev. Curtis Hartman), Parting (Mrs. Willard and George), and Departure (George).
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 (40 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916020530-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169977
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9922c360-3438-0135-2e07-5bef75b33e64
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Winesburg portraits" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Winesburg portraits" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 25, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Winesburg portraits Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Winesburg portraits