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Today, with dragon [and] Ahab
Additional title: Today, with dragon (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Additional title: Ahab (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hawkins, Erick (Choreographer)
Hawkins, Erick (Author of dialog)
Ge, Gan-Ru, 1954- (Composer)
Dorazio, Ralph (Set designer)
Elliott, Patrick (Costume designer)
Engstrom, Robert (Lighting designer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Holub, Jenny (Author of dialog)
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997 (Composer)
Lee, Ralph (Designer)
Cortese, Glen (Conductor)
McLean, Gloria (Dancer)
Duke, Katherine (Dancer)
Pettibone, Laura (Dancer)
Reynolds, Cynthia (Dancer)
Howard, Randy, dancer (Dancer)
Reedy, James (Dancer)
Tai, Daniel (Dancer)
Moses, Michael, dancer (Dancer)
Wisniewski, Mark (Dancer)
Joyce Theater (New York, N.Y.)
Erick Hawkins Dance Company

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1988
Table of Contents
Today, with dragon (1986) (20 min.) / choreography, Erick Hawkins ; music, Ge Gan-Ru ; scupture, Ralph Dorazio ; costumes, Patrick Elliott ; dancers, Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Ahab (1986) [ends abruptly before work has finished] (13 min.) / scenario and choreography, Erick Hawkins ; music, Ross Lee Finney ; set, Ralph Dorazio ; masks, Ralph Lee ; dancers, Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7483
Filmed dance.
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Erick Hawkins ; [performed by] Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Creation/production credits: Lighting designer, Robert Engstrom ; stage manager, Clay Shirkey ; camera, Johannes Holub ; audio, Jenny Kinnier.
Performers: Danced by Erick Hawkins Dance Company: Gloria McLean, Katherine Duke, Laura Pettibone, Cynthia Reynolds, Randy Howard, James Reedy, Daniel Tai, Michael Moses, Mark Wisniewski.
Performers: Music performed live by The Hawkins Theatre Orchestra ; conductor, Glen Cortese.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, N.Y., on Dec. 2, 1987.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
System details: Streaming video.
Language: Today, with dragon premiered on Feb. 5, 1986 at Alice Tully Hall, New York, N.Y. ; Ahab premiered on Sept. 4, 1986 in Cambridge, Mass. for Harvard's 350th Anniversary.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 streaming video file (33 min.)
Sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19716124~S1
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d48305f0-e361-0130-86b2-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1988: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Today, with dragon [and] Ahab" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Today, with dragon [and] Ahab" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 16, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). Today, with dragon [and] Ahab Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Today, with dragon [and] Ahab