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Additional title: Totem
Additional title: Totem (Choreographic work : Gonzalez)
Gonzalez, Anita
Townsend, Diane
Green, Dor
Bush, Kimberly (Designer)
Weintraub, Beth (Lighting designer)
Robison, Mark (Videographer)
Carlos, Laurie (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8669
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2763 (former)
Performance art
two-dimensional moving image
A performance collaboration. Presented by Aaron Davis Hall on the New faces, voices, visions series curated by Laurie Carlos. Videotaped in performance at Aaron Davis Hall, City College, New York, on April 21, 1991, by Mark Robison of Character Generators/Video.
Conception/direction/choreography: Anita Gonzalez. Additional direction: Laurie Carlos. Visual design/scenery: Kimberly Bush. Music: descendants of Alex Peterson, Jorge Comala, traditional songs and chants. Text: Anita Gonzalez, traditional. Lighting: Beth Weintraub.
Performed by Diane Townsend, Dor Green, and Anita Gonzalez.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (43 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916065027-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171082
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8156f290-90e1-0135-71f7-575613709b96
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1991: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Totem" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Totem" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Totem Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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