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Alistair Macaulay talk and performance of Merce Cunningham dance excerpts at the 92nd Street Y, 2012-05-11

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Title
Alistair Macaulay talk and performance of Merce Cunningham dance excerpts at the 92nd Street Y, 2012-05-11
Additional title: Fractions (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: CRWDSPCR (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Changing steps (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Nearly ninety (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Macaulay, Alistair (Speaker)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)
Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)
92nd Street Y Fridays At Noon (Presenter)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2012-05-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6703
Topics
Modern dance -- History -- United States
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label,
Venue: Recorded 2012, May 11. New York City.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Content: Content ends abruptly in middle of Q&A segment.
Physical Description
Videodisc
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (62 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Description
A discussion by writer and New York Times dance critic Alistair Macaulay at a lunchtime series at the 92nd Street Y. Macaulay discusses the artistic ferment taking place in the dance milieu in 1950s New York, centering particularly on the then up-and-coming choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp and Jerome Robbins, and the ways in which they were influenced by the previous generation of choreographers and critics, particularly Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Edwin Denby and Anthony Tudor. This presentation is interspersed with excerpts from Cunningham pieces performed by former Merce Cunningham Dance Company corps members Brandon Collwes and Emma Desjardins. Macaulay makes brief remarks prior to and following each performance segment. The first piece is a section from 1977's Fractions (25:10). Next comes a solo dance by Desjardins taken from 1993's CRWDSPCR (37:46). This is shortly followed by part of 1973's Changing Steps (37:46), succeeded by Collwes' solo from Nearly Ninety (2009), a work which was created for him by Cunningham (42:44). The final piece is a section of Crossover (2009), the legendary choreographer's penultimate work. The content concludes with an extremely brief audience Q&A, which is cut off abruptly at the conclusion of the digital file.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 969973936
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21162999
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4f87b320-c26c-0135-9051-651eea67fefe
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  • 2012: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alistair Macaulay talk and performance of Merce Cunningham dance excerpts at the 92nd Street Y, 2012-05-11" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2012. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8b0d8a50-ef99-0133-ecb3-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alistair Macaulay talk and performance of Merce Cunningham dance excerpts at the 92nd Street Y, 2012-05-11" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 11, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8b0d8a50-ef99-0133-ecb3-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2012). Alistair Macaulay talk and performance of Merce Cunningham dance excerpts at the 92nd Street Y, 2012-05-11 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8b0d8a50-ef99-0133-ecb3-60f81dd2b63c

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Alistair Macaulay talk and performance of Merce Cunningham dance excerpts at the 92nd Street Y, 2012-05-11