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Games [and] Shards
Additional title: Games [and] Shards
Additional title: Games (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Additional title: Shards (Choreographic work : Byrd)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
McKayle, Donald, 1930- (Performer)
Chavis, Raquelle (Performer)
Manning, Deborah
Plantadit, Karine
Hiett, DeeAnna
Rhoden, Dwight
Lynch, Aubrey
Johnson, Wesley, III
Inman, Tracy
Hash, Dana
Tyson, Andre
Roxas, Elizabeth
Robinson, Renée
Chase, Debora
Thomas, Nasha
Richardson, Desmond
Joy, Michael
Charlip, Remy (Costume designer)
Burd, William (Designer)
Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)
Byrd, Donald, 1949-
Morales, Mio (Composer)
Berry, Gabriel (Costume designer)
Blu (Lighting designer)
Melo, Niels (Videographer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Games (approx. 23 min.). Choreography: Donald McKayle, assisted by Dudley Williams. Music: Traditional. Scenery: William Burd. Costumes: Remy Charlip. Lighting: Chenault Spence. Performed by Deborah Manning, Karine Plantadit, DeeAnna Hiett-Washington, Dwight Rhoden, Aubrey Lynch II, Wesley Johnson III, Tracy Inman. Singers: Raquelle Chavis, Donald McKayle. The sections of the work are: Play, Hunger, Terror. -- Shards (approx. 29 min.). Choreography: Donald Byrd, assisted by Maude Karlsson. Music: Mio Morales. Costumes: Gabriel Berry. Lighting: Blu. Performed by Dana Hash, Andre Tyson, Elizabeth Roxas, Renee Robinson, Debora Chase, Nasha Thomas, Raquelle Chavis, Desmond Richardson, Rhoden, Johnson, Inman, and Michael Joy.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2253
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2695 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
two-dimensional moving image
Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive on April 4, 1991, at Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, California, by Niels Melo, with the assistance of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Performed by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (53 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916056903-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170874
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 69f5b3d0-86a9-0135-d831-4956e63c9bda
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Item timeline of events

  • 1991: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Games [and] Shards" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Games [and] Shards" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019.

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Games [and] Shards