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Additional title: Ahab (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hawkins, Erick (Donor)
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.) (Presenter)
Erick Hawkins Dance Company (Dancer)
Engstrom, Robert (Lighting designer)

Erick Hawkins Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 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
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.
Biographical/historical: Ahab premiered on Sept. 4, 1986 in Cambridge, Mass. for Harvard's 350th Anniversary.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (32 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19716126
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): baf62d70-e361-0130-c29d-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

  • 1986: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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 August 1, 2021.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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