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Beverly Blossom
Additional title: Ballroom (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Additional title: Brides (Choreographic work : Blossom)
Blossom, Beverly (Choreographer)
Hall, Julie (Dancer)
Oliver, Suzanne K (Dancer)
Caton, Ray (Lighting designer)
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 (Author)
Lartigue, Jacques-Henri, 1894-1986 (Photographer)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dance (Associated name)
Blossom, Beverly (Dancer)

Beverly Blossom Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982-10
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Valentines for "Smiley" (approx. 34 min.). Music: Mancini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Tigger Benford and The Rhythmic Union, "Song of Busoga." Text: Gertrude Stein (excerpts from "A very valentine," "Tender buttons," and "Geography and plays"). Photography: Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Perf. by Blossom, assisted by Melanie Bales. -- Dime-a-dance (excerpt from Ballroom) (approx. 6 min.). Music: Irving Berlin, Harburg-Gurney, and D. Terris. Perf. by Lisa Carducci, Michael Myszkowski, Leslie Norton, Karen Robertson, Lisa Simons, Betsy Sloan, and Monica Thorn. -- Brides - a dream (approx. 13 min.). Music: Mantovani (What are you doing for the rest of your life?), Brian Eno, Hassell, and Fripp. Perf. by Julie Hall, Andrew Lewis, Myszkowski, Norton, Suzanne Oliver, Simons, and Thorn.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2765
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3510 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Three works videotaped onstage at the Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, in October 1982. Presented by Illinois Dance Theatre as part of a joint concert with Willis Ward.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Beverly Blossom. Lighting: Ray Caton.
Performers: Performed by Beverly Blossom and members of Illinois Dance Theatre.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (53 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174693
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e06c6030-9e84-0132-b1f5-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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.

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  • 1982: Created
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Beverly Blossom" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Beverly Blossom" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). Beverly Blossom Retrieved from

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Beverly Blossom