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Feast of ashes
Additional title: Feast of ashes (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Youskevitch, Maria (Dancer)
Perrell, Leslie (Dancer)
Pera, Norma (Dancer)
Scarlat, Florin (Dancer)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Surinach, Carlos (Composer)
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 (Author)
Rieger, Karina (Restager)
Maryland Ballet Company (Dancer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2075
Surinach, Carlos. Feast of ashes
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936. Casa de Bernarda Alba
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 -- Adaptations
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Filmed ballets
Videotaped at an onstage rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes.
Choreography: Alvin Ailey, staged by Karina Rieger. Music: Carlos Suriñach. Libretto: inspired by Federico García Lorca's play The house of Bernarda Alba.
Performed by the Maryland Ballet. Cast: Maria Youskevitch (Bernarda Alba, the matriarch); Leslie Perrell (Adela, her youngest daughter); Norma Pera (Angustias, her eldest daughter); Priscilla Crommelin, Melissa Savage, Debra Van Cure (her other daughters); Florin Scarlat (Pepe, a young man); Yuri Catal (Señor Muerte, his uncle); David Keener (the monk); others.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171021
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0fa386f0-b2b8-0131-8d2e-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1976: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Feast of ashes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Feast of ashes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Feast of ashes Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Feast of ashes