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Kei Takei benefit
Additional title: Light (Choreographic work : Takei)
Additional title: Bird (Choreographic work : Sanjo)
Additional title: First movement (Choreographic work : Gamson)
Additional title: Spanish dance (Choreographic work : Nagrin)
Sanjo, Mariko (Choreographer)
Gamson, Annabelle (Choreographer)
Takei, Kei (Choreographer)
Pate, Maldwyn (Dancer)
Ritter, Lloyd (Dancer)
Nagrin, Daniel (Choreographer)
Verdy, Violette, 1933- (Choreographer)
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915 (Composer)
Parsons, Marcus (Composer)
Lalomia, Vincent (Lighting designer)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 (Composer)
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973 (Composer)
Pitot, Genevieve, 1901-1980 (Composer)
Lalo, Edouard, 1823-1892 (Composer)

Kei Takei's Moving Earth (Company) Video

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (approx. 45 min.): Introduction by unidentified man. -- Bird. Choreography/performance: Mariko Sanjo. Music: Pablo Casals (from a Catalan tune). -- Portrait of Rose. Choreography/performance: Annabelle Gamson. Music: Scriabin. -- Light, part 10. Subtitle: The stone field. Choreography: Kei Takei. Music: Marcus Parsons III. Performed by Takei, Maldwyn Pate, and Lloyd Ritter. -- Reel 2 (42 min.): Speech by unidentified man in tribute to Louise Roberts. -- First movement. Choreography/performance: Gamson. Music: Mozart. -- Spanish dance. Choreography/performance: Daniel Nagrin. Music: Geneviève Pitot. -- Untitled. Choreography/performance: Nagrin. Music: Colin Wolcott. -- Waltz of the cigarette. Choreography/performance: Violette Verdy. Music: Lalo (from Namouna).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1429
Moving Earth Company
Roberts, Louise
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped at a special dance performance for the benefit of Kei Takei's Moving Earth at the Synod House, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, on May 4, 1976.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170774
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7d275bc0-0826-0131-7a7f-3c075448cc4b
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

  • 1976: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kei Takei benefit" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kei Takei benefit" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Kei Takei benefit Retrieved from

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Kei Takei benefit