Acis and Galatea: (World Premiere), 2014 April 26Additional title: Acis and Galatea (Choreographic work : Morris)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Morris, Mark, 1956- (Artistic director)Morris, Mark, 1956- (Choreographer)Morris, Mark, 1956- (Stage director)Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 (Composer)Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 (Arranger)Gay, John, 1685-1732 (Librettist)Chybowski, Michael (Lighting designer)Lobel, Adrianne (Set designer)Mizrahi, Isaac (Costume designer)Melo, Niels (Videographer)Melo, Niels (Editor)Seals, Brad (Videographer)Voltz, Chris (Production personnel)Panthaki, Sherezade (Performer)Cooley, Thomas, 1970- (Performer)Finkelstein, Zach (Performer)Williams, Douglas, 1982- (Performer)Acree, Chelsea Lynn (Dancer)Black, Sam, (Dancer) (Dancer)Donahue, Rita (Dancer)Estrada, Domingo (Dancer)Freedman, Benjamin (Dancer)Garrison, Lesley (Dancer)Grant, Lauren (Dancer)Lawson, Brian, (Dancer) (Dancer)Loux, Aaron (Dancer)Lynch, Laurel (Dancer)Martorana, Stacy (Dancer)McMurray, Dallas (Dancer)Okamura, Maile (Dancer)Randolph, Brandon (Dancer)Smith, Billy (Dancer)Vinson, Noah (Dancer)Weddel, Jenn (Dancer)Yard, Michelle (Dancer)Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Musician)New York Public Library. Dance Division (Presenter)Mark Morris Dance Group (Performer)Cal Performances (Organization) (Presenter)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2014-04-26
Table of ContentsAct I (42 min.) -- Act II (59 min.).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2044
TopicsHandel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 -- Acis and Galatea. HWV 49a
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Widescreen.Content: The recording of this work was made possible by the cooperation of Mark Morris Dance Group, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, Cal Performances-Zellerbach Hall, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Choreography, Mark Morris ; music, George Frideric Handel (arr. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) ; libretto, John Gay with Alexander Pope and John Hughes ; scenic design, Adrianne Lobel ; costume design, Isaac Mizrahi ; lighting design, Michael Chybowski ; cast, Sherezade Panthaki (Galatea), Thomas Cooley (Acis), Zach Finkelstein (Damon), Douglas Williams (Polyphemus) ; videography, Teleprose ; director/editor/lead camera, Niels Melo ; second camera/assistant editor, Brad Seals ; audio for video, Chris Voltz.Performers: Danced by Mark Morris Dance Group (artistic director, Mark Morris): Chelsea Lynn Acree, Sam Black, Rita Donahue, Domingo Estrada, Jr., Benjamin Freedman (apprentice), Lesley Garrison, Lauren Grant, Brian Lawson, Aaron Loux, Laurel Lynch, Stacy Martorana, Dallas McMurray, Maile Okamura, Brandon Randolph (apprentice), Billy Smith, Noah Vinson, Jenn Weddel, Michelle Yard.Performers: Music performed by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Choral (music director, Nicholas McGegan) and Sherezade Panthaki (soprano), Thomas Cooley (tenor), Zach Finkelstein (tenor), Douglas Williams (bass-baritone).Venue: Videotaped in performance at Zellerbach Hall, in Berkeley, Calif., as part of the Cal Performances series, on 2014 April 26.Funding: This recording is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.Funding: The assistance of the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.Funding: The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (101 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionSynopsis: Acis is in love with Galatea. The monster, Polyphemus, also loves her. In a jealous rage, and spurned by Galatea, Polyphemus hurls a boulder at Acis and mortally wounds him. Galatea uses her magic powers to change her dead lover into a stream that will flow eternally.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 914239080NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20739194Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b3de93b0-4b52-0133-386d-60f81dd2b63c
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