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Grand Central dances: Merce Cunningham segment, 1987

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Grand Central dances: Merce Cunningham segment, 1987
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Kulick, David (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
McGoldrick, Larissa (Dancer)
O'Connor, Dennis (Dancer)
Radford, Karen, 1957- (Dancer)
Remley, Rob (Dancer)
Santimyer, Kristy (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Teitelbaum, Carol (Dancer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Instrumentalist)
Pugliese, Michael (Instrumentalist)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Instrumentalist)
Mintz, Gary (Lighting designer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987
Table of Contents
Street performers at Washington Square Park (7 min.) -- Grand Central Event (11 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3581
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from documents provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.
Content: Event starts 7 min. into video. The Event is preceded by footage of unidentified street performers in Washington Square Park, NYC.
Content: Original container and corresponding digital file are misdated 7/23/1988. Other documentation suggests this Event took place on 10/9 or 10/10 of 1987.
Content: Perhaps 7/23/1988 refers to Washington Square Park footage?
Creation/production credits: Music composed by John Cage and performed by Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese and David Tudor; lighting design by Gary Mintz.
Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Helen Barrow, Merce Cunningham, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Carol Teitelbaum.
Venue: Recorded 1987 Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam) (18 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This is footage from a segment of a documentary on Grand Central Dances. See *MGZIC 9-3494 for full documentary.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 892928294
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20313161
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 80a93aa0-6461-0132-1403-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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  • 1987: Created
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Grand Central dances" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Grand Central dances" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 19, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Grand Central dances Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Grand Central dances