Comments on commitment

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Comments on commitment
Additional title: Comments on committment
Gillespie, Ginger (Dancer)
Martin, Randy (Dancer)
Schottland, Emily (Dancer)
Davidson, Johnathan (Dancer)
Bowers, Martha (Choreographer)
Lehrer, Scott (Composer)
Feldman, David (Lighting designer)
Dance/Theatre/Etcetera (Performer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8622
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6321 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: [presented by] Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etc. ; choreography by Martha Bowers.
Content: House program and original container both spell the word "commitment" as "committment." Credits from house program.
Creation/production credits: Music, Cole Porter, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Neville Brothers, the Chiffons, Cashmere ; additional music and sound design, Scott Lehrer ; lighting, Dave Feldman.
Performers: Danced by Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etc.: Ginger Gillespie, Randy Martin, Dru Pratt, Steve Otto, Emily Schottland, Jonathan Davidson, Ann Cruz, Ricky Alvarez. The first pair of ballroom dancers is not identified.
Performers: Saxophone: Chris Hymen.
Venue: Videotaped at Performance Space 122, New York, N.Y., in May 1985.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic SP) (45 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Rehearsal (ca. 23 min.) and performance (ca. 23 min.) of a dance work. The rehearsal footage does not show the complete work.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15547589
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7fdc9170-8b3b-0135-9f10-009708b61e71
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

  • 1985: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Comments on commitment" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Comments on commitment" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 29, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). Comments on commitment Retrieved from

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Comments on commitment