History matters: 1950s (repeat showing), lecture-demonstration and panel discussionAdditional title: Totem ancestor (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Suite for five (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Summerspace (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
NamesCunningham, 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)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2007-04-17
Table of ContentsReel 1 (58 min.) -- Reel 2 (23 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3745
TopicsModern danceTeaching demonstrations
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesPanel discussionsLectures
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (81 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionCompany 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 905872826NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590366Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 96a7e1b0-4b4a-0133-cefd-60f81dd2b63c
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