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Title
History matters: 1950s, lecture-demonstration and panel discussion
Additional title: Totem ancestor (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Suite for five (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Summerspace (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Rune (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce ()
Behrman, David ()
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- ()
Madoff, Daniel (Dancer)
Berger, Alexandra (Dancer)
Scott, Jamie (Dancer)
Toogood, Melissa (Dancer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)
Munnerlyn, Marcie (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)
Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)
Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)
Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()
Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group (Dancer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 20070212
Other Date: 2007.
Table of Contents
Reel 1: Dance excerpts (33 min.) -- Panel discussion (28 min.)
Reel 2: Audience Q&A session (13 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3744
Topics
Modern dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discusions
Lecture-demonstrations
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Performers: Panelists include David Vaughan, David Behrman, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham.
Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group. Totem Ancestor: Daniel Madoff / Septet: Alexandra Berger, Jamie Scott, Joseph Simeone and Melissa Toogood / Suite for five: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Jennifer Goggans and Andrea Weber / Summerspace: Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, Marcie Munnerlyn, Daniel Squire and Andrea Weber / Rune: Brandon Collwes, Holley Farmer, Emma Desjardins, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn and Jamie Scott.
Venue: Recorded 2007 February 12 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (74 min.) : sound, color
Videocassette
Description
Company archivist David Vaughan describes this series, organized by Robert Swinston, as a "living archival presentation" of Merce Cunningham's choreography. This program focuses on Cunningham's work from the 1950s and features excerpts of Totem Ancestor, Septet, Suite for Five, Summerspace and Rune performed by MCDC and RUGs dancers. Each performance is followed by a panel discussion featuring David Behrman, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham. For other videos in this series, see *MGZIDF 3745, *MGZIDF 3746, *MGZIDF 3748 and *MGZIDF 3749.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 905872688
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590365
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7406ed30-4b4a-0133-05fb-60f81dd2b63c
Copyright Notice
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Rights Statement
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  • 2007: Other
  • 20070212: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 20070212. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/75f84720-4b4a-0133-f8a8-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/75f84720-4b4a-0133-f8a8-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (20070212). History matters Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/75f84720-4b4a-0133-f8a8-60f81dd2b63c

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History matters