Ocean: rehearsal, June 27, 1996Additional title: Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)Caley, Thomas (Dancer)Diamond, Emma (Dancer)Freebury, Jean (Dancer)Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)Laudisio, China (Dancer)Mohr, Matthew. (Dancer)Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)Ogan, Banu (Dancer)Phillips, Jared (Dancer)Rumsey, Glen (Dancer)Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)Swinston, Robert (Dancer)Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)Cage, John (Conceptor)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)Culver, Andrew, 1953- (Composer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994-06-27
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2929Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2009 (former)
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company ; choreography by Merce Cunningham ; music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on a conception of John Cage.Content: Filmed in wide shot.Venue: Videotaped in dress rehearsal in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on June 27, 1996.Biographical/historical: Ocean was originally conceived by Merce Cunningham and John Cage, based on the writings of James Joyce. It was completed after Cage's death with music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on Cage's ideas. It premiered at the Cirque Royal, Belgium, May 18, 1994.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (95 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionThe rehearsal of Ocean lasts approximately 90 min. The remainder of the video features footage of the musicians who performed the score for Ocean, and Merce Cunningham giving comments to the dancers.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16443956Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 002961c0-e875-0131-6588-3c075448cc4b
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