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Additional title: Lila (Choreographic work : King)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Madonia, Valerie (Dancer)
Rodriguez, Beatriz (Dancer)
Phillips, Brent (Dancer)
Janus, Julie (Dancer)
Lockett, Pierre (Dancer)
Fontowitz, Donald Ivan (Composer)
Woodall, Sandra (Costume designer)
Miller, Craig (Lighting designer)
Millard, Jay (Videographer)
King, Alonzo (Choreographer)
Joffrey Ballet (Performer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991-03-13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2250
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2649 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at New York State Theater, New York, on March 13, 1991, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Alonzo King. Music: Donald Ivan Fontowitz. Costumes: Sandra Woodall. Lighting: Craig Miller.
Performers: Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet: Valerie Madonia (soloist); Beatriz Rodriguez, Brent Phillips (first pas de deux); Nicole Duffy, Lissette Salgado, Jenny Sandler, Amanda Smith (ensemble); Julie Janus, Pierre Lockett (second pas de deux).
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 (29 min.) : sound, color ; 1 in.
Ballet inspired by the Hindu concept of creation as lila, or divine play.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916038551-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170371
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee1b60a0-7b88-0135-6f95-69d832abb0d4
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  • 1991: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lila" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lila" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Lila Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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