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Additional title: Scherzo (Choreographic work : Limón)
Orta, Carlos (Dancer)
Maxwell, Carla (Restager)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Johnson, Hazel (Composer)
José Limón Dance Company (Performer)
Maxwell, Carla (Director)

José Limón Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-06-18 - 1981-06-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7240
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3150 (former)
Dance rehearsals
Maxwell, Carla
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, on June 18-19, 1981.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: José Limón, reconstructed and directed by Carla Maxwell. Music: Hazel Johnson.
Performers: Performed by members of the José Limón Dance Company, led by Carlos Orta.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (31 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Tape begins with brief excerpts from two solos from Limón's The unsung. Scherzo is then seen twice, probably recorded on different days. After the second repetition, various excerpts from the work are repeated, especially sections of Orta's solo. Carla Maxwell is glimpsed supervising the rehearsal.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926028881-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172146
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1fbf27a0-3cdc-0135-a741-007531c362fb
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

  • 1981: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Scherzo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981 - 1981.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Scherzo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981 - 1981). Scherzo Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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