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Ramon, Jeanne (Dancer)
Cimber, Alphonse (Musician)
Destiné, Jean Léon (Choreographer)
Lerner, Murray (Choreographer)
Ritter, Lloyd (Choreographer)
Ritter-Lerner-Young Associates (Film producer)
Unity Films (Presenter)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1951
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 4-2636
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1362
Vodou -- Haiti
Voodoo dancing
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Haiti
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: Presented by Ritter-Young-Lerner Associates and Unity Films ; produced by Ritter-Young-Lerner Associates and Victor Solow ; screen choreography, direction, photography and editing by Murray Lerner, Lloyd Ritter and Robert Young ; original stage choreography by Jean Léon Destiné, using Haitian voodoo themes.
Performers: Jean Léon Destiné (witch doctor) ; Jeanne Ramon (possessed woman) ; Alphonse Cimber (drummer).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (9 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Film version of a dance work inspired by an exorcism ritual.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13681518
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b982d510-6f24-0131-60e1-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1951: Created
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Witch doctor" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1951.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Witch doctor" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 4, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1951). Witch doctor Retrieved from

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Witch doctor