Meditation on Orpheus

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Meditation on Orpheus
Additional title: Meditation on Orpheus (Choreographic work : Hawkins)
Hawkins, Erick (Donor)
Hawkins, Erick (Choreographer)
Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000 (Composer)
Raya (Costume designer)
Sais, Ray (Designer)
Erick Hawkins Dance Company (Performer)
Hawkins, Erick (Dancer)

Erick Hawkins Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7187 ; *MGZIC 9-1937 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance from the stage left wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in November 1977.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Erick Hawkins. Music: Alan Hovhaness. Designs: Ray Sais. Maenads' costumes: Raya.
Performers: Performed by Erick Hawkins and members of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Additional physical form: This footage also appears on *MGZIC 9-1957 Meditation on Orpheus [and] Classic kite tails.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (15 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916029398-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170068
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 701ea8c0-341c-0135-e7c1-0fb093fdcdb8
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The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Meditation on Orpheus" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Meditation on Orpheus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Meditation on Orpheus Retrieved from

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Meditation on Orpheus