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Additional title: Dances (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: O brother sun and sister moon (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Additional title: Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Lynchtown (Choreographic work : Weidman)
Additional title: Moon dances (Choreographic work : King, Eleanor)
Additional title: Ruins and visions (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Juste, Roxane d'Orleans (Dancer)
Dennis, Paul (Dancer)
Hodes, Stuart (Restager)
Grant, Phyllis (Dancer)
Cooper, Miriam Raphael (Speaker)
Grandy, Maria (Moderator)
Anderson, Jack, 1935- (Speaker)
Coburn, Letitia V. (Speaker)
Cook, Ray, 1934- (Speaker)
Gamson, Annabelle (Speaker)
Hamilton, Peter (Speaker)
Mezzacappa, Carol (Speaker)
Stackhouse, Sarah (Speaker)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936 (Composer)
Ide, Letitia (Restager)
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (Composer)
Weidman, Charles (Choreographer)
Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982 (Composer)
Daitsman, Judith M. (Lighting designer)
Schwartz, Michael (Videographer)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Purchase Dance Corps (Performer)
Charles Weidman Modern Dance Foundation (Presenter)
Hodes, Stuart (Dancer)
Coburn, Letitia V. (Restager)
Stackhouse, Sarah (Restager)
Weidman, Charles (Costume designer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1992-05-10
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1: The mazurkas: excerpts (approx. 9 min.). Choreography: José Limón, reconstructed by Sarah Stackhouse from a 1958 silent film and help from notator Ray Cook. Music: Frédéric Chopin. Perf. by Roxanne d'Orleans Juste and Paul Dennis. -- O brother sun and sister moon (approx. 6 min.). Choreography: Ted Shawn, reconstructed from film by Stuart Hodes. Music: Ottorino Respighi. Perf. by Stuart Hodes. -- Day on earth: excerpt (approx. 6 min.). Choreography: Doris Humphrey, reconstructed from Labanotation by Letitia Coburn with the help of original performer Letitia Ide. Music: Aaron Copland. Perf. by Phyllis Grant and Paul Dennis. -- Lynchtown (approx. 9 min.). Choreography: Charles Weidman, staged and directed by Carol Mezzacappa. Music: Lehman Engel. Costumes: after Charles Weidman. Perf. by SUNY Purchase Dance Corps. Cast: Kara Vernarec (first inciter), Gayle Gibbons and Theodore Thomas (first duet), Vernarec and Raymond Sullivan (second duet), Krisha Marcano and Matthew Mohr (third duet), and Margaret Godwin, Juliet Harvey, Laurie Hershberger, Rosalynde Leblanc, Cynthia Schilb, Graham Smith, Tamara Tossey, and Kevin Verecke (victim). -- Reel 2: Panel discussion (approx. 50 min.). Introduction by Miriam Cooper. Moderator: Maria Grandy. Panelists: Jack Anderson, Letitia Coburn, Ray Cook, Annabelle Gamson, Peter Hamilton, Carol Mezzacappa, Sarah Stackhouse, and Stuart Hodes [not listed on credits]. |||| In addition to a discussion of the reconstructed works recorded on Reel 1, Gamson and Cook talk about their respective reconstructions of Eleanor King's Moon dances and Doris Humphrey's Ruins and visions, while Jack Anderson contributes insights from the spectator/critic's point of view.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8864
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3581 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussions
Content: Subtitle: Experiences in reconstruction.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Venue: Videotaped in performance by Michael Schwartz of Character Generators/Video at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, on May 10, 1992.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (82 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Performance followed by a panel discussion. For a transcript of the panel discussion, see: *MGZMT 3-1780 Redivivio: experiences in reconstruction.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936024518-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174777
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c41d1000-900a-0135-3705-095983d7745e
Rights Statement
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  • 1992: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Redivivio" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Redivivio" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 2, 2023.

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