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The Moor's Pavane (1953, Jose Limon)

TitleThe Moor's Pavane
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorJose Limon
MediumColor video
Length16 mins
Play ConnectionsOthello (dance)


Originally this modern dance sequence based on Othello was transmitted on Omnibus, the intellectual's television show of the Fifties. Since then it has been transferred to 16 mm film and made widely available by distributors. On the day that it was broadcast, the Times reported that as of Oct, 1, 1953, there were 25,690,000 tv sets in American homes, or 56% of them. Clearly television was booming and able to find an audience for even such esoterica as modern dance

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastDoris Humphrey
CastJose Limon

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJose Limon

Company Overview

Producer Jose Limon Troupe

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell