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Son mu ga--Paramita [Edited version]

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Son mu ga--Paramita [Edited version]
Additional title: Son mu ga--Paramita (Choreographic work : Lee)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Yi, Sŏn-ok (Choreographer)
Hwang, Eun Jin (Dancer)
Lee, Ja-Keong (Dancer)
Moylan, Gloria E. (Dancer)
Park, Eun-Ok (Dancer)
Yoon, Yoon-Ju (Dancer)
Kim, Yoon-Suk (Performer)
Limb, Hyong-Taek (Calligrapher)
Celli, Joseph (Composer)
Rosenthal, Steven (Sculptor)
Johnson, Brian (Instrumentalist)
Kim, Jin Hi (Instrumentalist)
Kim, Sook (Costume designer)
Lee, Woo-Hyung (Lighting designer)
Pantzer, Jerry (Producer)
Son Mu Ga: Zen Dance Company (Performer)
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater (Event place)
Network of Cultural Centers of Color (Associated name)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Yi, Sŏn-ok (Costume designer)
Yi, Sŏn-ok (Dancer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-07-15
Date Created: 1995-07-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2434
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5575 (former)
Zen Buddhism
Martial arts -- Korea
Buddhist calligraphy
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] Sun Ock Lee [Sŏn-ok Yi], Zen Dance Company ; video producer and director, Jerry Pantzer ; choreography and artistic direction by Sun Ock Lee ; music by Joseph Celli.
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Sun Ock Lee/Zen Dance Company, Zen Temple of Cresskill, the Network of Cultural Centers of Color, the Joseph Papp Public Theater/NYSF, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Content: For the complete version of this recording, see *MGZIC 9-5130 Son mu ga--Paramita.
Creation/production credits: Video editor, Robert McDonald ; instrument sculpture, Steven Rosenthal ; costumes, Sun Ock Lee and Sook Kim ; lighting, Woo-Hyung Lee.
Performers: Buddhist chant and dance performed by Sun Ock Lee.
Performers: Danced by the Zen Dance Company: Eunjin Hwang, Ja-Keong Lee, Gloria E. Moylan, Eun-Ok Park, and Yoon-Ju Yoon.
Performers: Kuem Gang Seung (Tantric martial artist): Yoon-Suk Kim.
Performers: Buddhist Tantric calligrapher: Hyong-Taek Limb.
Performers: Music performed by Joseph Celli (double reeds), Ji Hi Kim (komungo, electric komungo, changgo), and Brian Johnson (percussion and voice).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Public Theater, New York, on July 15 and 16, 1995.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (49 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Edited footage of a multimedia performance in six parts, combining dance, drumming, chanting, martial arts, and calligraphy. Son mu ga is defined as "School of Korean Zen dance," while Paramita is "a modern expression of the perfection of Buddhism."
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13443103
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3545db70-8a75-0135-6996-073abaa8939f
Rights Statement
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  • 1995: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Son mu ga--Paramita [Edited version]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995 - 1995.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Son mu ga--Paramita [Edited version]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2020.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1995 - 1995). Son mu ga--Paramita [Edited version] Retrieved from

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Son mu ga--Paramita [Edited version]