Beach birds for cameraAdditional title: Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesBarrow, Helen (Dancer)Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)Diamond, Emma (Dancer)Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)Good, Alan (Dancer)Kulick, David (Dancer)Lent, Patricia (Dancer)McGoldrick, Larissa (Dancer)Sanderson, Randall (Dancer)Swinston, Robert (Dancer)Teitelbaum, Carol (Dancer)Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Cunningham, Merce (Editor)Cage, John (Composer)Caplan, Elliot (Director)Caplan, Elliot (Editor)Caplan, Elliot (Designer)Skinner, Martha (Designer)Skinner, Martha (Costume designer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Production company)Cunningham Dance Foundation (Production company)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1991 - 1992Place: New York
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7152 ; *MGZIDVD 5-2141 (former)
GenresVideo recordingsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesVenue: Letterbox format. Filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios and on location at Industria Superstudio, New York, in December 1991. Produced by Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc. Director: Elliot Caplan. Editors: Elliot Caplan and Merce Cunningham. Director of photography: Matthew Williams.Creation/production credits: Choreography: Merce Cunningham. Music: John Cage (Four³). Design for film: Elliot Caplan, Tim Nelson, and Matthew Williams, based on the stage design by Martha Skinner. Costumes: Martha Skinner.Performers: Performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Helen Barrow, Kimberly Bartosik, Michael Cole, Emma Diamond, Victoria Finlayson, Frédéric Gafner, Alan Good, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Randall Sanderson, Robert Swinston, Carol Teitelbaum, and Jenifer Weaver. Musicians: John D. S. Adams, Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, and David Tudor.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 3 film reels (32 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 35 mm.
DescriptionCinedance version of Beach birds, a work originally presented onstage. Begins with a spoken introduction by Merce Cunningham.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY946067154-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176140Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8cb42f20-068f-0135-1cfe-1d8273ed9ad8
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