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Manuel Alum
Additional title: East to Nijinsky (Choreographic work : Alum)
Additional title: Deadlines (Choreographic work : Alum)
Alum, Manuel (Choreographer)
Tal, Josef, 1910-2008 (Composer)
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 (Composer)
Harris, Gary (Lighting designer)
Chicago Dance Festival (Organizer)
Chicago Dance Foundation (Performer)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Table of Contents
Collages (ca. 9 min., si.) / wide shot ; title from original container for *MGZIC 9-4873 ; may not be official title of work ; collage of previous works including Storm, Roly-poly, Era, Terminal, and Juana ; danced by Manuel Alum -- East--to Nijinsky (ca. 8 min., sd.) / music, Josef Tal ; performed by Manuel Alum -- Deadlines [first and second movements] (ca. 15 min., sd.) / music, J.S. Bach ; danced by Manuel Alum with Lizbeth Brown, John Osbon, John Way, Julie Brown, Janet Gray, Sheila Hancock, and William McKinney.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9654
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4884 (former)
Chicago Blues Festival
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Chicago Dance Foundation ; choreography, sets, and costumes by Manuel Alum.
Content: Title from announcement on tape.
Performers: Danced by Manuel Alum and dancers from Chicago.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at Mandel Hall (?), Chicago, Illinois, in January 1974.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (32 min.) : silent and sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Three dance works recorded during Manuel Alum's guest appearance in Dance on the Midway: the eighth annual Chicago Dance Festival, presented by the Chicago Dance Foundation and the University of Chicago Extension. For another recording made by Alum at this festival, see *MGZIC 9-4873 Collages ; [and] Steps--a construction [excerpt].
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12374430
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9add6ca0-89b7-0135-5c3a-6b16ca6c1c28
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1974: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Manuel Alum" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Manuel Alum" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 5, 2020.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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Manuel Alum