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Hadassah and Company
Hadassah, 1909?-1992
Fain, Shulamith
Scherman, Benjamin B (Cinematographer)
Hadassah and Company

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1949-1952
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3278
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4391 (former)
two-dimensional moving image
Motion pictures
Originally recorded on 8 mm film.
Title from information provided by filmmaker.
Recording locations and dates from original film can.
Creation/production credits: Filmed by Benjamin B. Scherman.
Performers: Danced by Hadassah and Company: Hadassah, Shulamith Fain, Sylvia Maier, Esta Beck, Lou Norman, John Fealy, Stephen Vendola, and others.
Venue: Filmed at various locations and dates, including Taft High School, city not identified, on October 29, 1949 ; photo studio, city not identified, in February 1951 ; Jacob's Pillow, Lee, Massachusetts, on June 29-July 1, 1951 ; Schroon Crest, Chesterton, New York, in June 1951 ; and in performance in "Dance and music around the world" at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, on March 3, 1952.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (18 min.) : si., col. and b&w.
Very brief excerpts from performances of various ethnic dances, including Israeli suite and Fable, combined with candid footage of dancers backstage, and outdoor views of buildings at Jacob's Pillow. Visibility is sometimes poor due to low-level stage lighting.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12400529
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0f33e40-b44d-0136-1870-71343b4115df
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Item timeline of events

  • 1949: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hadassah and Company" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1949-1952.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hadassah and Company" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1949-1952). Hadassah and Company Retrieved from

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Hadassah and Company