Collages ; [and] Steps--a construction [excerpt]

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Additional title: Steps - A construction (Choreographic work : Alum)
Alum, Manuel (Designer)
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 (Sculptor)
Harris, Gary (Lighting designer)
Chicago Dance Festival (Event place)
Chicago Dance Foundation (Sponsor)
Alum, Manuel (Costume designer)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Table of Contents
Collages (ca. 10 min., si.) / close shot ; title of work could not be verified ; collage of previous works including Storm, Roly-poly, Era, Terminal, and Juana ; danced by Manuel Alum -- Steps--a construction [excerpt] (ca. 17 min., sd.) / music, sounds from moving sculptures by Alexander Calder ; danced by Manuel Alum with Lizbeth Brown, John Osbon, and John Way.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9644
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4873 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, sets, and costumes by Manuel Alum.
Content: Titles from information provided by donor.
Performers: Danced by Manuel Alum and dancers from Chicago.
Venue: Videotaped at Mandel Hall (?), Chicago, Illinois, in January 1974.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (32 min.) : silent and sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Two dance works recorded during Manuel Alum's guest appearance in Dance on the Midway: the eighth annual Chicago Dance Festival, presented by the Chicago Dance Foundation and the University of Chicago Extension. For other works presented by Alum at this festival, see *MGZIC 9-4884 Manuel Alum.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12374429
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 76a49ca0-89b7-0135-4247-0b133b23d366
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Collages ; [and] Steps--a construction [excerpt]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

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Collages ; [and] Steps--a construction [excerpt]