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Black lake
Additional title: Black lake (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hawkins, Erick (Donor)
Hawkins, Erick (Choreographer)
Ward, Cathy (Dancer)
Diachenko, Nada (Dancer)
Richman, Natalie (Dancer)
Tobiason, Kevin (Dancer)
Terry, Cori (Dancer)
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000 (Composer)
Dorazio, Ralph (Designer)
Erick Hawkins Dance Company (Performer)
Hawkins, Erick (Dancer)

Erick Hawkins Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-04 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7205 ; *MGZIC 9-1956 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance, probably at the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, in April 1977.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Erick Hawkins. Music: Lucia Dlugoszewski. Designs: Ralph Dorazio.
Performers: Performed by members of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company: Erick Hawkins, Cathy Ward, Nada Diachenko, Kevin Tobiason (?), Cori Terry, Natalie Richman. Probable cast: i, sun setting/night people: Ward, with Hawkins, Richman, Terry, and Tobiason; ii, first star: Diachenko; iii, night birds: Hawkins, Tobiason; iv, moon with clouds: Diachenko, with Terry and Ward; v, longcomet hair: Richman; vi, summer thunder: Hawkins and Ward; vii, little bear/big bear/bears/deep midnight: Richman and Tobiason, with Diachenko, Hawkins, Terry, and Ward; viii, the milky way: Entire cast. Cassette 1: Approx. 32 min. Cassette 2: Approx. 16 min.; repeats exit of vi, summer thunder, and opening of vii, bears.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (48 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916027926-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170050
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 356c2fd0-34ed-0135-096c-51ded9194cd9
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1977: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black lake" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Black lake Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Black lake