Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives

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Title
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives
Names
Jowitt, Deborah (Speaker)
Roberts, Jane B (Speaker)
Harris, Mary Emma, 1943- (Moderator)
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 (Speaker)
Rice, Dan (Speaker)
Cernovich, Nicola (Speaker)
Farber, Viola (Speaker)
Russell Sage College (Sponsor)
Dance Critics Association (U.S.) (Sponsor)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1: Welcome and opening remarks (approx. 7 min.) by Dean Goldenberg and Deborah Jowitt. -- Introduction: Black Mountain magic (approx. 16 min.). Overview on Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties, by Jane Roberts. -- Panel discussion: Black Mountain College, its heritage; the birth of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (approx. 71 min.). Moderator: Mary Harris. Panelists: Robert Creeley (poet), Dan Rice (painter), Nikola Cernovitch (lighting designer), Viola Farber (dancer/choreographer). Four alumni of Black Mountain College share their perspectives of its activities. -- Reel 2: Continuation of the panel (approx. 38 min.). Farber recalls Katherine Litz, as well as her own experiences in working with Cunningham at Black Mountain and in New York. The panelists also discuss public perceptions of Black Mountain's subversive nature in the arts and politics.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5385
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-1727 cassettes 1 & 2 (former)
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Cage, John
Litz, Katherine, -1978
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives (1993 : Russell Sage College)
Genres
Panel discussions
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (VHS) (156 min.) :sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Part of an eight-cassette documentation of a symposium held at Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, from October 9-10, 1993. Sponsored by Russell Sage College and the Dance Critics Association. Cassettes 1 and 2 recorded on October 9, 1993.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946050779-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175939
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2e12970-2bde-0137-a89d-2d9b36ac6a3c
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  • 1993: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7b3aba30-aa1f-0133-521b-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7b3aba30-aa1f-0133-521b-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1993). Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7b3aba30-aa1f-0133-521b-60f81dd2b63c

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Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties