The ballad of Avant-Garde-Arama

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The ballad of Avant-Garde-Arama
Kaniecki, Michael (Host)
Zippi, Daniel (Host)
Wright, Rae C. (Performer)
Daza-Paris, Livia (Performer)
Adlesic, James (Dancer)
Porter, Claire (Performer)
Sherman, John (Performer)
Peyser, Ruth (Cinematographer)
Richards, Peter (Videographer)
Avant-Garde-Arama (Associated name)
Performance Space 122 (Presenter)
Character Generators/Video (Videographer)

PS 122 Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989
Table of Contents
1 (ca. 55 min.). The rabbit's revenge [excerpt] / performed by Rae C. Wright -- Luna / performed by Livia Daza-Paris -- Histories of Gladys / performed by Tom Keefe (?) and Jane Young -- 2 (ca. 62 min.). [Dance solo] / performed by James Adlesic -- Fitness digest / performed by Claire Porter -- 42nd Street. 40-second performances by volunteers from the audience -- One nation under TV / film by Ruth Peyser -- [Songs] / performed by John Sherman and his band -- 3 (ca. 16 min.). Songs by Sherman and his band, continued.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8327
Performance art
Avant-garde (Music)
Experimental films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by P.S. 122.
Performers: Hosts: Michael Kaniecki and Danny Zippi.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Performance Space 122, New York, on November 10, 1989, by Character Generators/Video, cameraperson, Peter Richards.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (134 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Program of performance art, dance, music, and film, interspersed with songs performed by the hosts.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176363
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 52b55f60-88bd-0138-6519-1365ccbcb09c
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  • 1989: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The ballad of Avant-Garde-Arama" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The ballad of Avant-Garde-Arama" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 2, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). The ballad of Avant-Garde-Arama Retrieved from

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The ballad of Avant-Garde-Arama