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Studio event no. 183: camera 1, tape 2
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (choreographer)
La Barbara, Joan, 1947- (Composer)
Armitage, Karole (dancer)
Burns, Louise Ann (dancer)
Cornfield, Ellen (dancer)
Ensminger, Morgan (dancer)
Fox, Lisa (dancer)
Harper, Meg (dancer)
Komar, Chris (dancer)
Kovich, Robert (dancer)
Roess-Smith, Julie (dancer)
Self, Jim, 1954- (dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Place: 1977
Table of Contents
Studio event no. 183 (20 min.) -- Studio event no. 183 (footage repeated) (13 min.) -- Studio event no. 184 (excerpts) (22 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3709
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-553 (former)
two-dimensional moving image
Statement of responsibility: choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Title from original container.
Creation/production credits: Music by Joan La Barbara.
Performers: Performers include Merce Cunningham and members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Karole Armitage, Louise Burns, Ellen Cornfield, Morgan Ensminger, Lisa Fox, Meg Harper, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Julie Roess-Smith, Jim Self.
Venue: Videotaped in performance in the Cunningham dance studio, Westbeth, New York City, Jan. 8, 1977.
Biographical/historical: Cunningham's Events are full evening presentations consisting of a selection from his group and solo works performed to music and decor specially arranged for that event. Each event is performed only once, and not meant to be repeated.
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., b&w
The first part of this tape records the last 20 min. of Studio event no. 183. For the first hour of the performance, see *MGZIDF 3708. The event was filmed with multiple cameras. For a tape of the same event, taken from a different angle, see *MGZIDF 3567. The remainder of the tape contains a repeat of the same footage, and a sequence of excerpts from Studio event no. 184. For a complete tape of Studio event no. 184, see *MGZIA 5-556.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16108651
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6f428200-4b49-0133-a71b-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Studio event no. 183" The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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Studio event no. 183