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In visible silence

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In visible silence
Additional title: Invisible silence
Dizon, Rey (Dancer)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Choreographer)
Grands ballets canadiens (Performer)

John Butler Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-09
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9186
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: [presented by] Les Grands Ballets Canadiens ; choreography by John Butler.
Content: Correct title not confirmed. The two versions of the title come from the original container of Butler #B11, a duplicate of this recording. The handwritten label on that recording reads "In visible silence"; a superimposed Dynalabel reads "Invisible silence."
Content: Original container labeled "Rehearsal runthrough. Les Grands 30th anniversary. Sept. 1987."
Performers: Danced by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: Rey Dizon and others.
Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, in Montréal (?), Canada, in September 1987.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (37 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Rehearsal supervised by John Butler. The title of this work is uncertain, and it may not have been realized onstage; although a new work by Butler was announced for this period, reviews mention only his pas de deux After Eden.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13912029
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 96f99e70-833b-0138-292f-0edfba28163b
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

  • 1987: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "In visible silence" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "In visible silence" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 30, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). In visible silence Retrieved from

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In visible silence