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Made in Japan: [excerpts]

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Additional title: Made in Japan (Choreographic work : Alum)
Alum, Manuel (Choreographer)
Suzuki, Akio, 1941- (Composer)
Alum, Manuel (Dancer)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9634
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4863 (former)
Modern dance -- Japan
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: choreography and performance by Manuel Alum ; music composed and performed by Akio Suzuki.
Content: Title from original container.
Venue: First segment (ca. 40 min.): videotaped in performance at the Space, Hanae Mori Building, Tokyo, Japan, on August 30, 1979.
Venue: Second segment (ca. 22 min.): videotaped in studio rehearsal, probably in Japan in 1979.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (70 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Excerpts from the first version of Manuel Alum's "solo dance diary" Made in Japan, danced to different music and lacking the Nō solo performed in the version first presented in the U.S. at Japan House in October 1980. The stage is very dark for the first 5 min. of the performance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12374427
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5543e5f0-89b7-0135-d10b-01f2b7c8923e
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Made in Japan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Made in Japan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Made in Japan Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Made in Japan