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Estuary: a nature fantasy
Forti, Simone (Choreographer)
Kaye, Pooh (Dancer)
O'Reilly, Terry (Dancer)
Taylor, David (British architect, contemporary) (Dancer)
Rutzky, Ivy Sky (Dancer)
Marclay, Christian (Contributor)
Giovenco, Patty (Dancer)
Van Riper, Peter (Composer)
Fox, Terry, 1943-2008 (Contributor)
Feigenbaum, Harriet (Contributor)
Diamond, Dennis (Videographer)
Forti, Simone (Dancer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1979
Table of Contents
Cassette 1 (ca. 45 min.). Garden / performed by Forti -- Hopping dance / performed by Forti, Kay, and Nudel -- Spring dance / performed by Nudel -- Fan solo / performed by Fridley -- Crawling / performed by O'Reilly -- With herding / performed by the group -- 3 simultaneous studies / performed by Forti, Kaye, O'Reilly, and Taylor -- Cassette 2 (ca. 45 min.). Stream / performed by the group -- Fan solo / performed by Taylor -- Fan duet / performed by Taylor and Fridley -- Sleep walkers / performed by Forti and Fridley -- Crest climb / performed by Nudel and group.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5278
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-856 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Estuary (Choreographic work : Forti)
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography by Simone Forti ; music by Peter Van Ryper and Terry Fox.
Creation/production credits: Sculpture, Harriet Feigenbaum.
Performers: Performed by Simone Forti, Pooh Kaye, Terry O'Reilly, David Taylor, Joanne Fridley, Jessica Jordan Nudel, Ivy Sky Rutzky, Christian Marclay, and Patty Giovenco.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Cunningham Studio, New York, N.Y., on April 26, 1979, by Dennis Diamond.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Work consists of 12 parts performed without interruption except for an intermission between the 7th and 8th sections.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807051266-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158985
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac979c00-a9e3-0133-79a2-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Issued
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Estuary" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Estuary" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 4, 2023.

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