Schéhérazade [Wide shot]Additional title: Schéhérazade (Choreographic work : Franklin after Fokin)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Johnson, Virginia, 1950- (Dancer)Shellman, Eddie J. (Dancer)Smith, Lowell (Dancer)Williams, Donald (Dancer)Anderson, Dean (Dancer)Brown, Karen, 1955- (Dancer)De Jager, Felicity (Dancer)Rotardier, Judith (Dancer)Barnes, Fabian (Dancer)Cassand, Rodolphe (Dancer)Johnson, Patrick, ballet dancer (Dancer)Levitt, Andre (Dancer)Rouse, Cedric (Dancer)Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013 (Choreographer)Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 (Composer)Michel, Carl, 1928-2004 (Costume designer)Guy, Geoffrey (Designer)Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924 (Designer)Panvini, Michael (Lighting designer)Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)Millard, Jay (Videographer)Dance Theatre of Harlem (Performer)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1992-03-05
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2268Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3353 (former)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesVenue: Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive in dress rehearsal, with piano accompaniment, in Theatre A, State University of New York Performing Arts Center, Purchase, New York, on March 5, 1992, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Creation/production credits: Choreography: Michel Fokine, staged and directed by Frederic Franklin. Music: Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov. Scenery: Geoffrey Guy after the original designs by Léon Bakst. Costumes: Carl Michel. Lighting: Michael Panvini.Performers: Perf. by members of Dance Theatre of Harlem: Virginia Johnson (Zobeide); Eddie J. Shellman (the Golden Slave); Lowell Smith (Shah Sharyar); Donald Williams (Shah Zeman, his brother); Dean Anderson (Chief Eunuch); Karen Brown, Felicity de Jager, Judith Rotardier (the Odalisques); Tassia Hooks, Rena Robinson, Ivonne Labrada, Marjorie Oron, Connie Rotardier, Ramona Smith (the Sultanas); Lisa Attles, Simone Cardoso, Sophia Cannonier, Elena Dominguez, Kellye Gordon, Valencia Yearwood (the Almées); Vince Collins, Lawrence de Maeyer, Adam James, Gregory Jackson (Little Boys); Fabian Barnes, Rodolphe Cassand, Patrick Johnson, André Levitt, Cedric Rouse (Slaves). Pianist: David La Marche.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (26 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionWide shot. For the edited version of this taping, see: *MGZIC 9-3354. One Slave, played by Luis Dominguez, was absent from taping due to last-minute injury. Six to eight supernumeraries, known as "Muscle Men," are also missing from tape since these positions are filled city by city rather than by company members. They enter with Shah Sharyar, and their positions and movements may be deduced by watching how and where the harem characters die in the slaughter scene.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY926057298-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172773Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 345e8450-90c5-0135-1b43-35b824a5d3cf
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