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Steps--a construction
Additional title: Steps - A construction (Choreographic work : Alum)
Alum, Manuel (Choreographer)
Houlihan, Gerri (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Martin, Yon (Dancer)
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 (Sculptor)
Manuel Alum Dance Company (Performer)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1973
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9645
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4874 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] the Manuel Alum Dance Company ; choreography by Manuel Alum ; sounds made by Alexander Calder's moving sculpture.
Content: Title from original container.
Creation/production credits: Scenery, J.W. Jason Strawn.
Performers: Danced by the Manuel Alum Dance Company: Manuel Alum, Gerri Houlihan, Chris Komar, Yon Martin, and others.
Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal with set pieces, in rehearsal clothes, in New York (?), on November 21, 1973.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (24 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Rehearsal in preparation for the company's performances at BAMspace, Brooklyn Academy of Music, in November and December 1973. The work was intended to be viewed from three sides at BAMspace.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12392901
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7ae460b0-89b7-0135-49f0-3fa96ffdd069
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  • 1973: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Steps--a construction" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Steps--a construction" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2021.

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Steps--a construction