On Monday, July 13, The New York Public Library will begin to gradually reopen our physical locations, starting with limited grab-and-go service at eight library locations. We hope to reopen more locations soon. Find details about locations, services, and requirements, and learn more about accessing our remote resources.

Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

The picture of Dorian Gray

View this item elsewhere:

The picture of Dorian Gray
Additional title: Picture of Dorian Gray (Choreographic work : Xoregos)
Xoregos, Shela (Commentator)
Musagetes, Glenn-Charles (Dancer)
Wilson, Paul (Dancer)
Nightingale, Stephanie (Dancer)
Fenster, Nancy (Dancer)
Chiang, Ching, dancer (Dancer)
Berg, Christopher, 1949- (Instrumentalist)
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Author)
Cahn, Leonard, 1914- (Adapter)
Ostwald, David, 1943- (Director)
Giteck, Janice, 1946- (Composer)
Cate, Regina (Costume designer)
Whalen, Richard (Designer)
Xoregos Dance Company (San Francisco, Calif.) (Performer)

Shela Xoregos Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9738
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4434 (former)
Xoregos Dance Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
Stage adaptations
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Adaptations
Filmed dance
Theatrical adaptations
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: adapted by Leonard Cahn from the novel by Oscar Wilde ; directed by David Ostwald ; choreography by Shela Xoregos ; music by Janice Giteck.
Citation/reference: Title provided by Shela Xoregos.
Creation/production credits: Script and music commissioned by Xoregos Performing Company ; set-piece, Richard Whalen ; costumes, Regina Cate.
Performers: Performed by the Xoregos Performing Company: Glenn-Charles Musagetes, Paul Wilson, Nancy Fenster, Guy Ghirardelli Hastedt, Carl Hansen, Stephanie Nightingale, Chiang Ching, and others.
Performers: Musicians: Margery Tede (singer) and Christopher Berg (pianist).
Performers: Introduced by Shela Xoregos.
Venue: Videotaped at the Attic Studio, San Francisco, California, in 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) (29 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Studio rehearsal, in practice clothes, of a work combining dialogue, movement, and music. The dancers are photographed in costume before the piece begins.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176748
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f3add450-7a13-0135-e8d0-5150e8d9ee54
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. "The picture of Dorian Gray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a7248864-52da-402a-9d09-30c67948d957

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The picture of Dorian Gray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 9, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a7248864-52da-402a-9d09-30c67948d957

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974). The picture of Dorian Gray Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a7248864-52da-402a-9d09-30c67948d957

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a7248864-52da-402a-9d09-30c67948d957 | title= (moving image) The picture of Dorian Gray, (1974)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=July 9, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

The picture of Dorian Gray