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To comfort ghosts
Additional title: To comfort ghosts (Choreographic work : Wagoner)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Wagoner, Dan (Choreographer)
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975 (Composer)
Long, William Ivey (Costume designer)
Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)
Dan Wagoner and Dancers (Dancer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989-05-14
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2213
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at the Joyce Theater, New York, on May 14, 1989, by Simon & Goodman Picture Company, with the assistance of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Dan Wagoner. Music: Dmitri Shostakovich (String quartet no. 15). Costumes: William Ivey Long. Lighting: Jennifer Tipton.
Performers: Danced by members of Dan Wagoner and Dancers: Randy James, Joan Norvelle, Timothy Conboy, Tom Thayer, Keith Chamberlain, Barbara Grubel, Kaela San Lee, and Lisa Wheeler. Musicians: The Jenner Quartet: Ryan Brown, Aloysia Friedman, Ah Ling Neu, and David Bakamjian.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (34 min.) : sound, color ; 1 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896032845-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167640
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f411cb00-914d-0138-45c9-63e2df789930
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

  • 1989: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "To comfort ghosts" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "To comfort ghosts" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 22, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). To comfort ghosts Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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To comfort ghosts