Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives [electronic resource]
NamesSiegel, Marcia B (Moderator)Fetterman, William (Speaker)Gerber, Natelie Ellen (Speaker)Potter, Michelle, 1944- (Author)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Speaker)Jowitt, DeborahBrown, Carolyn, 1927- (Commentator)Cernovich, Nicola (Commentator)Farber, Viola (Commentator)Roberts, Jane B (Speaker)Dance Critics Association (U.S.)Russell Sage CollegeBlack Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives (1993 : Russell Sage College)
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Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1993
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: Announcements by Jane Roberts (approx. 6 min.). -- Session 1: Paper presentations and discussion. Moderator: Marcia B. Siegel. William Fetterman: John Cage's Water music (approx. 22 min.). Historical and musical analysis of a composition by John Cage, first performed in 1952 by David Tudor. -- Natelie Ellen Gerber: Artist descending a staircase: collaboration at Black Mountain College and in the works of John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg (approx. 18 min.). Historical study, highlighting Cage's mixed media work Theatre piece no. 1. -- Michelle Potter: Merce Cunningham and the specter of the Gesamtkunstwerk (approx. 19 min.). Paper read by David Vaughan. Examination of Cunningham's collaborative process, in contrast to the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk as formulated by Richard Wagner, Serge Diaghilev, and Bertolt Brecht. -- Discussion (approx. 24 min.), among Siegel, the writers, and audience members, including Nikola Cernovitch, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, and Deborah Jowitt.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 5388Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-1727 cassette 6 (former)
TopicsCunningham, MerceCage, JohnRauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956Tudor, David, 1926-1996Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 -- AestheticsDiaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)Theatre piece (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Happenings (Art)Dance -- Philosophy
Genrestwo-dimensional moving image
NotesPart of an eight-cassette documentation of a symposium held at Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, from October 9-10, 1993. Sponsored by Russell Sage College and the Dance Critics Association. Cassette 6 was recorded on October 10, 1993.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (89 min.) : sd. color NTSC.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY946051050-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175943Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 09339ef0-792a-0134-e46b-00505686a51c
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