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Additional title: Radha (Choreographic work : St. Denis)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
Saddler, Donald (Dancer)
Cooper, Rex (Dancer)
Terry, Walter (Author of dialog)
Godwin, Dwight (Director)
Meeker, Jess (Arranger)
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Dancer)
Walters, Terry (Narrator)
Godwin, Dwight (Film editor)
Meeker, Jess (Conductor)

Dwight Godwin Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1973
Table of Contents
Introduction by Walter Terry and still photographs of Ruth St. Denis. -- Radha (complete except for Dance of taste section which was not filmed): The awakening; Greeting her priests; Dance of touch; Dance of smell; Dance of sound; Delirium of the senses; Farewell and return to her throne.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9938
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4230 (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 8-849 Additional copy; 16 mm. 1 film reel. 717 ft.
Filmed dance
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Directed, filmed, and edited by Dwight Godwin. Choreography: Ruth St. Denis (1906). Music by Léo Delibes; arranged for instrumental ensemble and conducted by Jess Meeker.
Performers: Performed by Ruth St. Denis (Radha), with Donald Saddler, Rex Cooper (High Priests), Charles Tate, William Skipper, Ray Harrison, Robert Bland, Rex Harrower, and Richard Reed (Priests).
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Date: Out-of-doors performance, in costume, filmed in 1941 at Jacob's Pillow, Lee, Massachusetts. This edited version, with prologue written and narrated by Walter Terry, was completed and released in 1973.
Venue: Filmed in 1941 at Jacob's Pillow, Lee, Massachusetts.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (20 min.) :sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY787009983-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157266
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6ff1a1a0-8c20-0135-4a38-6fab2027d269
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1968: Creator Died
  • 1973: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Radha" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Radha" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 5, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1973). Radha Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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