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KoKoRo Dance
Bourget, Barbara
Hirabayashi, Jay
Burke, Alan (Producer)
Rosen, Robert (Composer)
Kokoro Dance

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3229
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3862 (former)
Dance -- Japan
Choreographers -- Canada
two-dimensional moving image
Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Producer/director: Alan Burke. Executive producer: Adrienne Clarkson. Performance director: Wayne Moss.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (20 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Documentary on KoKoRo Dance Company, the only Butō dance company in Canada. Archival footage taken during World War II in Japan accompanies a summary of the origin and development of Butō. Company directors Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, who are seen rehearsing in the studio and preparing for performance, talk about the Butō aestheic and their company's aims. They are seen performing their work Aeon, to music by Robert Rosen.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936040423-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175022
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 00c03db0-7453-0134-5a58-00505686a51c
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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. "KoKoRo Dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "KoKoRo Dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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KoKoRo Dance