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Additional title: Pret-pièrement (Choreographic work : Christe)
Christe, Nils (Choreographer)
Schenk, Thomas, 1958- (Costume designer)
Schenk, Thomas, 1958- (Designer)
Busken, Hans van den, 1935- (Director)
Scapino Ballet (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (Dancer)
Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (Production company)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7312
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-498 (former)
Ballet -- Netherlands
Barrel organ
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced for television by NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting), Hilversum, the Netherlands. Director: Hans van den Busken. Producer: Denise Tania. Choreography: Nils Christe. Decor and costumes: Tom Schenk. Music: Dutch barrel-organs.
Performers: A ballet for young people inspired by the famed mechanical organs (barrel-organs) of Amsterdam, performed by members of the Scapino Ballet. Dancers include: Marijke Schulte, Robin Woolmer, Karin Maessen, Henk Knaap, Ruby Aver, Norio Mamiya, Patricia Kapp and Itoshi Ito. Dialogue is in Dutch with no subtitles.
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) (25 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Dutch, Flemish
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837032755-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160060
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03239a10-7b9f-0135-fcc7-49aff554356f
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  • 1979: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pret-pièrement" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pret-pièrement" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2024.

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