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Basque dancing

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Basque dancing
Novek, Minda (Producer)
Novek, Minda (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8905
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-331 (former)
Folk dancing, Basque
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: Produced and directed by Minda Novek for the C.A.W. Collect and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Content: Excerpt of a 1974 tape called: A look at the traditional skills of the Lower East Side.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (15 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
During a traditional Easter celebration at the Centro Basco-Americano, New York City, a group of young people of Basque descent perform a number of folk dances from the Basque regions of Spain and France. Dances shown include a sword dance, a stick dance, a dance honoring war dead in the field, a dance honoring civic officials, and others, all accompanied by an elder playing a drum and a fife-like instrument.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837031739-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160008
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 353e4840-795a-0135-af8b-55fc6a32d74a
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Item timeline of events

  • 1974: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Basque dancing" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Basque dancing" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 25, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974). Basque dancing Retrieved from

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Basque dancing