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Additional title: Poem (Choreographic work : Maslow)
Maslow, Sophie (Choreographer)
Maslow, Sophie (Interviewee)
Macandrew, James (Host)
Arenal, Julie (Dancer)
Fried, Carol (Dancer)
Berke, Stanley (Dancer)
Dugan, William (Dancer)
Fujimoto, Haruki (Dancer)
Peirce, Morrie (Speaker)
Havinga, Nick (Producer)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Composer)
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (Author)
American Dance Theater (Company) (Performer)
Macandrew, James (Interviewer)
Havinga, Nick (Director)

Sophie Maslow Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965-03-14
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: WCBS-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8916
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-750 (former)
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Coney Island of the mind. Selections
Oral interpretation of poetry
Literature and dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: produced and directed by Nick Havinga ; choreography by Sophie Maslow ; music by Duke Ellington.
Performers: Host: James Macandrew ; Guest: Sophie Maslow ; Performed by members of the American Dance Theater: Julie Arenal, Carol Fried, Stanley Berke, William Dugan, and Haruki Fujimoto ; Drummer: Herbert Lovelle.
Venue: Telecast by WCBS-TV on Camera three on March 14, 1965.
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 (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Interview with Sophie Maslow by James Macandrew followed by a performance of her dance work Poem, based on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem titled Autobiography (from his A Coney Island of the mind), which is recited by Morrie Peirce as the Poet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896009606-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167011
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4939ad0-2638-0137-c0dd-17e1863af4d3
Rights Statement
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  • 1965: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Poem" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Poem" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1965). Poem Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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