Dance on: Pearl Lang

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Dance on: Pearl Lang
Additional title: Song of Deborah (Choreographic work : Lang, P)
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009 (Interviewee)
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009 (Choreographer)
Mahoney, Billie (Interviewer)

Dance On Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989-06-28
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7443
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2017 (former)
Graham, Martha
Martha Graham Dance Company
Possessed (Choreographic work : Lang)
Jewish dance
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: produced by Video Workshop for Dance and Theatre ; director, James Chladek.
Venue: Program from the public access cable television series Dance on: With Billie Mahoney. Taped at Metro Access Studios, New York, on June 28, 1989.
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) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Dancer-choreographer Pearl Lang recalls her years as a member of and later a guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, including the roles she created or inherited from Graham. Turning to her own choreography, she discusses one of its major currents, based on Hebraic literature and traditions. As an example, a brief excerpt from her Song of Deborah is screened. She also discusses her work on a film version of The possessed, performed by herself, William Carter, Alexander Minz, and others.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906026287-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168987
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f5ec3ac0-7b94-0135-f5c7-01601826eca2
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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

  • 1921: Creator Born
  • 1989: Created
  • 2009: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: Pearl Lang" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: Pearl Lang" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 22, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Dance on: Pearl Lang Retrieved from

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Dance on: Pearl Lang