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Circle the Earth: A peace dance with the planet

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Circle the Earth
Additional title: CTE
Additional title: Circle the earth (Choreographic work : Halprin)
Halprin, Anna (Choreographer)
Halprin, Anna (Artistic director)
Halprin, Anna (Performer)
McHugh, Jamie (Editor)
Beeson, Coni (Editor)
Beeson, Coni (Videographer)
Newby, David, videographer (Videographer)
Home, Ellison, videographer (Videographer)
Kush, S. S. (Steven Samuel) (Narrator)
National Endowment for the Arts
Tamalpa Institute

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1987
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6907
AIDS (Disease)
Dance therapy
Mind and body
HIV-positive persons
Dance workshops and workshop performances
Filmed dance.
Filmed performances.
Statement of responsibility: artistic director, Anna Halprin.
Funding was provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sponsored by Tamalpa Institute.
Creation/production credits: Editors, Coni Beeson, Jamie McHugh ; videographers, David Newby, Ellison Home, Coni Beeson ; music, Terry Riley, Weldon McCarty, John Grunfest, Brian Hand, Kukov Grewal.
Performers: Narrator, Kush.
Venue: Videotaped on Apr. 4, 1987.
Original version: Original format; 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Acquisition: Gift; Anna Halprin. NN-PD
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 streaming video file (20 min.)
Digital, stereo.
Circle the earth is Anna Halprin's contemporary dance healing ritual, created to challenge HIV and other life-threatening illnesses.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19761219
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a2f8750-f742-0130-e125-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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Item timeline of events

  • 1987: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Circle the Earth" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Circle the Earth" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 11, 2018.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Circle the Earth Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Circle the Earth