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Beach birds for camera
Additional title: Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Barrow, 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 / Origin
Date Created: 1991 - 1992
Place: New York
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7152 ; *MGZIDVD 5-2141 (former)
Video recordings
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: 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 Description
Film reel
Extent: 3 film reels (32 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 35 mm.
Cinedance version of Beach birds, a work originally presented onstage. Begins with a spoken introduction by Merce Cunningham.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946067154-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176140
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8cb42f20-068f-0135-1cfe-1d8273ed9ad8
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Item timeline of events

  • 1991: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Beach birds for camera" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991 - 1992.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Beach birds for camera" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 12, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991 - 1992). Beach birds for camera Retrieved from

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Beach birds for camera