Second hand, 1972-02-05Additional title: Second hand (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
NamesCunningham, MerceCage, JohnJohns, Jasper, 1930-Nelson, Richard, 1938-1996 (Lighting designer)Brown, Carolyn, 1927-Neels, SandraHarper, MegRobinson, ChaseDunn, Douglas, 1942-Setterfield, ValdaHayman-Chaffey, SusanaWong, MelDove, UlyssesMerce Cunningham Dance CompanyBrooklyn Academy of Music
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1972-02-05
Table of ContentsPart I (6 min.) -- Part II (8 min.) -- Part III (17 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1998
GenresDanceMusicVideo.Filmed dance.Filmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography by Merce Cunningham.Title and statement of responsibility provided by cataloger, based on program available in *MGZMD 196.Tracking unstable at start and end; picture quality poor throughout; last 5 min. blank.Creation/production credits: Original music score (Cheap Imitation) by John Cage; costumes by Jasper Johns; lighting design by Richard Nelson.Performers: Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham, Ulysses Dove, Douglas Dunn, Meg Harper, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Sandra Neels, Chase Robinson, Valda Setterfield and Mel Wong.Venue: Recorded 1972 February 5 Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City.Original version: Original format: 1 open reel videotape ; 1/2 in.System details: Streaming video.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description1 streaming video file (31 min.)Sound, black & white
DescriptionPart I of Second Hand features Merce Cunningham dancing solo. In Part II, he is joined by Carolyn Brown. Part III is a group dance, during which Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown are joined by several members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20231207Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7e3bcca0-e883-0131-5b40-3c075448cc4b
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