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Video dances
Levin, Karen (Dancer)
Ormiston, Gale (Dancer)
Stepanek, Gael (Dancer)
Brenner, Janis (Dancer)
Holahan, William (Dancer)
Diaz, Robert (Dancer)
Pellegrini, Carlo (Dancer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1980
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1567
Improvisation in dance
Video/dance collaboration by Karen Levin and Johannes Holub, 1976-1980. Subtitled: Improvizations. Dancers: Karen Levin, with Gale Ormiston, Gael Stepanek, Janis Brenner, Robert Diaz, William Holahan, and Carlo Pellegrini. Cameras: Johannes Holub, with Bill Marpet, Esti G. Marpet, and Joel Gold. Music: collage by Celestial Vibrations; several sections are with musicians Ed Gordon and Richard Cooper seen on the set. Editors: Holub, Levin, and Dorene Hyman.
Summary: First six sections are in black and white and are principally video camera recordings of dance improvisations. In the seventh and eighth sections (also in black and white), tv monitors are introduced so that the dancers are seen both "live" and on screen. The last four sections are in color where various special effects (quantel, video feedback, luminance keyers, etc.) were added during production, and in editing and post production.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (23 min.)
Sd., b&w with col. sequences.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160026
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 846a3cd0-0821-0131-aaef-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1980: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Video dances" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Video dances" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Video dances Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Video dances