Encuentro con Merce Cunningham: panel at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1993-07-27
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Colomé, Delfín (Speaker)Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)Gelabert, Cesc (Speaker)Moure, Gloria (Speaker)Salas, Roger (Speaker)Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Host)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1993-07-27
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1199
TopicsCunningham, MerceMerce Cunningham Dance CompanyWalkaround time (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original container and cassette.Content: Handwritten note on original cassette: "Encuentro con Merce Cunningham [Encounter with Merce Cunningham]". Handwritten note on original container: "Encuentro con Merce Cunningham ; Cursos de Verano [summer courses] - Universidad Complutense el Escorial. 27 Julio 1993 ; Intervienen [speakers]: Gloria Moure, Delfín Colomé (moderator), Cesc Gelabert, Roger Salas, Merce Cunningham".Numbering: Donor's inventory number: C376.Venue: Recorded at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 1993 July 27.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Language: Speeches are given in Spanish with the exceptions of Merce Cunningham's speech, and an unidentified speaker's question, in English.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.Content: Streaming file 1, Side a: Unidentified speaker introduces Merce Cunningham and the panel; Delfín Colomé speaks, ca. 4:40-5:26, ends abruptly; Gloria Moure speaks, ca. 5:27-13:29; Colomé speaks and introduces Cesc Gelabert, ca. 13:43-22:48; Gelabert speaks, ca. 22:49-29:07; Colomé introduces Roger Salas, ca. 29:18-30:38; Salas speaks, ca. 30:39-32:18, ends abruptly.Content: Streaming file 2, Side b: Begins abruptly, Roger Salas continues to speak about Merce Cunningham, ca. 0:09-4:27; [recording silence, ca. 4:28-5:15]; unidentified speaker comments on Merce by Merce by Paik, ca. 5:16-5:35; [recording silence, ca. 5:36-6:58]; unidentified speaker, ca. 6:59-7:24; Colomé speaks, ca. 7:31-7:50; Merce Cunningham speaks, ca. 7:55-21:39, about how he believes that movements have their own meanings; they way he collaborates with composers and how this relates to his interest in [artistic] discovery; Cunningham's similar collaborations with set designers, including an anecdote on working with Jasper Johns, who drew his inspiration from Marcel Duchamp's The large glass, for Cunningham's Walkaround time (1968); Cunningham speaks about the CRWDSPCR (1993) premiere at American Dance Festival, and working with composer John King and set designer Mark Lancaster; the practical considerations for sets and music that his touring [Merce Cunningham] Dance Company requires; Cunningham speaks about the multiple points of view that his work invites; he speaks about the human ubiquity of walking and how people have unique walks in relation to his movement explorations; his interest in discipline and liberty as co-existing in dancing; his core belief in curiosity, inquiry and discovery; question on Fluxus movement and Cunningham's answer, ca. 21:52-22:23; Colomé concludes the panel, ca. 22:24-24:05; [recording ends, ca. 24:16].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (64 minutes) : analogSound quality is mostly good; at times Cunningham speaks some distance from the microphone and is difficult to hear.
DescriptionA panel of speeches about Merce Cunningham, as well as a speech given by Cunningham; part of the summer courses at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 902650790NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20522335Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 587be440-b838-0133-1bd5-60f81dd2b63c
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