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History matters: 1950s (repeat showing), lecture-demonstration and panel discussion

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Title
History matters: 1950s (repeat showing), 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: Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Panelist)
Behrman, David (Panelist)
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Panelist)
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)
Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)
Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)
Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)
Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group (Dancer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2007-04-17
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (58 min.) -- Reel 2 (23 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3745
Topics
Modern dance
Teaching demonstrations
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussions
Lectures
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Content: Due to an injured dancer, Crises (1960) was shown in place of Rune (1959) on this occasion.
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: (Emma Desjardins?), Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, Daniel Squire and Andrea Weber / Crises: Holley Farmer and Rashaun Mitchell.
Venue: Recorded 2007 April 17 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (81 min.) : sound, color
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 is a repeat showing of the February 12th, 2007 program. Footage includes excerpts of Totem Ancestor, Septet, Suite for Five, Summerspace and Crises performed by MCDC and RUGs dancers, interspersed with discussion about each piece from a panel consisting of David Vaughan, David Behrman, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham. For other videos in this series, see *MGZIDF 3744, *MGZIDF 3746. *MGZIDF 3748 and *MGZIDF 3749.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 905872826
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590366
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 96a7e1b0-4b4a-0133-cefd-60f81dd2b63c
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2007. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9893c040-4b4a-0133-638c-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 13, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9893c040-4b4a-0133-638c-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2007). History matters Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9893c040-4b4a-0133-638c-60f81dd2b63c

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History matters