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Hidden rites [and] Episodes
Additional title: Hidden rites [and] Episodes
Additional title: Hidden rites (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Episodes (Choreographic work : Dove)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Berry, April
Bellamy, Don
Manning, Deborah
Plantadit, Karine
Hiett, DeeAnna
Roberts, Lydia
Rhoden, Dwight
Lynch, Aubrey
Johnson, Wesley, III
Inman, Tracy
Clark, Danny
Hash, Dana
Chavis, Raquelle
Tyson, Andre
Roxas, Elizabeth
Robinson, Renée
Chase, Debora
Richardson, Desmond
St. Charles, David
Joy, Michael
Vlad, Desire
Ailey, Alvin
Sciortino, Patrice (Composer)
Feitler, Bea (Costume designer)
Spence, Chenault (Lighting designer)
Kajiwara, Mari (Restager)
Dove, Ulysses
Ruggieri, Robert (Composer)
Gallardo, Jorge (Costume designer)
Read, John B (Lighting designer)
Melo, Niels (Videographer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Hidden rites (approx. 28 min.). Choreography: Alvin Ailey, restaged by Mari Kajiwara. Music: Patrice Sciortino (Les cyclopes). Costumes: Bea Feitler. Lighting: Chenault Spence. Cast: Incantation: April Berry, Don Bellamy; Spirits known and unknown: The Company; Spirits descending: Desmond Richardson; Of women: Dana Hash, Deborah Manning, Karine Plantadit, Raquelle Chavis, DeeAnna Hiett-Washington, Lydia Roberts; Of men: Dwight Rhoden, Aubrey Lynch II, Tracy Inman, Michael Joy, Daniel Clark; Of love: Berry, Bellamy, Elizabeth Roxas, Andre Tyson; Of celebration and death: Hash, Manning, Roxas, Tyson, Rhoden, Richardson, and the Company; Spirits ascending: The Company. -- Episodes (approx. 22 min.). Choreography: Ulysses Dove. Music: Robert Ruggieri. Costumes: Jorge Gallardo. Lighting: John B. Read. Perf. by Richardson, Rhoden, David St. Charles, Johnson, Inman, Renee Robinson, Roxas, Desire Vlad, Debora Chase.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2254
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2696 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
two-dimensional moving image
Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive on April 2, 1991, at Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, California, by Niels Melo, with the assistance of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Performed by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (52 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916056915-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170875
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7cd48470-86a9-0135-924e-001f5d962b76
Rights Statement
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  • 1991: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hidden rites [and] Episodes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

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Hidden rites [and] Episodes