My civilization

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My civilization
Zaloom, Paul (Author)
Zaloom, Paul (Designer)
Zaloom, Paul (Performer)
White, David R (Speaker)
Osman, Donny (Author)
Hartley, Jan (Designer)
Schaffner, William Shipley (Lighting designer)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Introduction (ca. 2 min.) / by David R. White, executive director and producer, Dance Theater Workshop. Incomplete -- My civilization (ca. 30 min.) -- Phood (ca. 17 min.) -- Reel 2. Meanwhile-- (ca. 39 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4010
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6046 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Performance art
Wit and humor
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop's Economy Tires Theater ; researched, written, designed and performed by Paul Zaloom ; directed and with additional writing by Donny Osman.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Creation/production credits: Lighting, William Shipley Schaffner ; slide projections design, Jan Hartley ; slide photography, Elizabeth Ennis and Paul Sharratt ; special effects for Meanwhile--, Fred Buchholz ; overhead projection design, Paul Zaloom.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at DTW's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on January 12, 1991, by Video D Studios.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (88 min.) : sound, color
Three satires, utilizing overhead projections, slides, and found objects.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14430594
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ad04ad40-66af-0132-7345-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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  • 1991: Issued
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

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

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "My civilization" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 2, 2023.

APA Format

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

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My civilization