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Mother ; Etude
Gamson, Annabelle (Dancer)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 (Choreographer)
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915 (Composer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1970 - 1979 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Mother (approx. 10 min.). Two full run-throughs and a repetition of a segment. -- Etude (approx. 13 min.). Three full run-throughs interspersed with partial repetitions. -- Mother (approx. 5 min.). Repetitions of closing segment, shot from stage left and stage right. -- Etude (approx. 3 min.). Close shots of excerpts.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9549
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3443 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Mother (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Etude (Choreographic work : Gamson after Duncan)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, at American Theatre Laboratory, New York.
Statement of responsibility: Choreography: Annabelle Gamson after Isadora Duncan. Music: Alexandre Scriabin.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (31 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Rehearsal footage of two solos, containing numerous repetitions, in full or in part, of each dance, in wide and close shots, and from different angles. Gamson occasionally pauses to confer with the off-screen director and videographer.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936000506-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174498
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e57d04b0-7acd-0135-f32a-0bf81d1b765a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1970: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mother ; Etude" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970 - 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mother ; Etude" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 4, 2023.

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Mother ; Etude