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Sikelianos, Angelos, 1884-1951 (Director)
Palmer-Sikelianou, Eua, 1874-1952 (Director)
Fêtes de Delphes (Associated name)

Denishawn Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1930
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4091
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-3204 (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 6-1128
Prometheus (Greek deity)
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Statement of responsibility: directed and produced by Eva Sikelianos and Angelos Sikelianos ; [based on the play] by Aeschylus.
Content: "Special arrangements by Hellenic Cinema Corporation of New York, Chrysler Building, for the lecture of Miss Aliki Diplaracos."
Venue: Filmed at the ancient theatre in Delphi, Greece, as part of the revival of the Delphic Festival.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 2 film reels (15 min.) : silent, black and white ; 35 mm
Excerpts from a re-creation of an ancient Greek play. Descriptive titles explain the action. Among the characters represented are Prometheus, Hephaestos, Io (in horned mask), Poseidon, Hermes, and the Oceanids. The revival of the Delphic Festival was spearheaded by Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos and his American-born wife, Eva Palmer-Sikelianos. This play was originally presented at the first of these festivals in 1927. The staging was based on Eva Sikelianos' research into Greek literature, sculpture, vase-painting, and other sources; she also designed and wove the costumes for the Oceanids.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY737048000-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12148186
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3fbff7f0-8cbc-0138-8b61-21e7f0ae1f9a
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Item timeline of events

  • 1884: Creator Born
  • 1930: Issued
  • 1951: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Prometheus bound" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1930.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Prometheus bound" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 19, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1930). Prometheus bound Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Prometheus bound