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Additional title: Ahab (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hawkins, Erick (Choreographer)
Hawkins, Erick (Author of dialog)
Dorazio, Ralph (Set designer)
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997 (Composer)
Lee, Ralph (Designer)
Cortese, Glen (Conductor)
Howard, Randy, dancer (Dancer)
Reedy, James (Dancer)
Tai, Daniel (Dancer)
Moses, Michael, dancer (Dancer)
Joyce Theater (New York, N.Y.)
Erick Hawkins Dance Company

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1986
Table of Contents
The action: Ahab's leg -- Sleep of Anguish -- The doubloon -- Nightmare -- Baptism of the harpoon -- Dead reckoning -- The chart -- A human eye -- They whale-line -- The chase -- The unfaltering hunt -- Epilogue.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7482
Filmed dance.
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: scenario and choreography by Erick Hawkins ; [performed by] Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Creation/production credits: Music, Ross Lee Finney ; set, Ralph Dorazio ; masks, Ralph Lee ; lighting designer, Robert Engstrom.
Performers: Danced by Erick Hawkins Dance Company: Michael Butler (Ishmael, Interlocutor), Erick Hawkins (Ahab, Captain of the Pequod), Daniel Tai (Harppner, Tashtego, Gay Head Indian), James Reedy (Harpooner, Daggoo, African), Michael Moses (Queequeg, South Sea Islander/ Fedallah, Parsee), Randy Howard (Starbuck, First Mate)
Performers: Music performed live by The Hawkins Theatre Orchestra ; conductor, Glen Cortese.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, N.Y., in Sept., 1986.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
System details: Streaming video.
Language: Ahab premiered on Sept. 4, 1986 in Cambridge, Mass. for Harvard's 350th Anniversary.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 streaming video file (32 min.)
Sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19716126~S1
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): baf62d70-e361-0130-c29d-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1986: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ahab" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ahab" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 26, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1986). Ahab Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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