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Emperor Jones
Additional title: Emperor Jones (Choreographic work : Limón)
Taliaferro, Clay (Dancer)
DeSoto, Edward (Dancer)
Johnson, Raymond, -1987 (Dancer)
Jordan, Ryland (Dancer)
Lamb, Rael (Dancer)
Stevens, Marc (Dancer)
Striggles, Ted (Dancer)
Woodin, Peter (Dancer)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Lewis, Daniel, 1944- (Restager)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor (Composer)
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 (Author)
Tomlinson, Charles D (Designer)
Lawrence, Pauline (Costume designer)
Skelton, Thomas R (Lighting designer)
American Dance Festival Repertory Company (Performer)

José Limón Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972-07-30
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3327
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3134 (former)
American Dance Festival
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, on July 30, 1972, during the 25th American Dance Festival.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: José Limón, staged by Daniel Lewis. Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos. Scenario: based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. Scenery: Charles Tomlinson. Costumes: Pauline Lawrence. Lighting: Thomas Skelton.
Performers: Performed by members of the American Dance Festival Repertory Company: Clay Taliaferro (the Emperor Jones); Edward DeSoto (the white man); Raymond Johnson, Ryland Jordan, Rael Lamb, Marc Stevens, Ted Striggles, and Peter Woodin (the Emperor's subjects, and later phantoms and apparitions).
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (24 min.) : sound, black and white; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926028603-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172141
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bf3a0d20-aa09-0133-66ba-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1972: Created
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Emperor Jones" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Emperor Jones" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1972). Emperor Jones Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Emperor Jones