Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio: and, interviews with Anuradha Kapur and Hugo Davenport; and, Britain today (Radio program), 1995-10

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Title
Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio: and, interviews with Anuradha Kapur and Hugo Davenport; and, Britain today (Radio program), 1995-10
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Commentator)
Davenport, Hugo (Interviewee)
Ewart, Gavin (Speaker)
Kapur, Anuradha (Interviewee)
Parry, Jann (Commentator)
Utley, Catherine (Host)
Ewart, Gavin (Composer)
BBC Radio (Broadcaster)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-10
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1187
Topics
Cage, John
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Postino (Motion picture)
Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Ewart, Gavin. Poems. Selections
Genres
Music
Spoken word
Magazine format radio programs
Radio interviews
Radio programs
Interviews
Notes
Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original container and cassette.
Handwritten notes on original container and cassette: "Merce on BBC ; Oct 95".
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers [labeled with two]: C351, and, C379.
Venue: Broadcast on BBC radio in, London, England, 1995 October.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (35 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is mostly good; the speakers are audible but at times the sound becomes distorted and the recording volumes are uneven.
Description
Begins abruptly; unidentified host briefly summarizes the original plot of Cyrano de Bergerac and speaks with director Anuradha Kapur about her re-staging of the play for Cyrano (1995); ca. 5:06, host speaks with cinema critic Hugo Davenport about Il Postino (1994) and the integration of Pablo Neruda's poetry into the film; ca. 10:31, host memorializes poet Gavin Ewart and plays a recording of Ewart reading an excerpt from a poem; ca. 11:58, host introduces Merce Cunningham and John Cage, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company visit to London to perform Events as part of the Dance Umbrella Festival; brief clip of Cunningham speaking about the origin and purpose of his Events; ca. 13:55, host speaks with Observer newspaper dance critic, Jann Parry, about audience responses to Merce Cunningham's choreography and Company; Jann speaks about early Company performances and the multiple focal points of the work, including Cage's idea of "poly-attentivity"; host concludes the program and plays an excerpt from Stuart Dempster's Underground overlays; ca. 18:35-32:50, Britain today radio news program with host Catherine Utley; ca. 32:54-34:39, station announcements and world news briefs.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913882912
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20732242
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d90a17a0-b8ee-0133-0b81-60f81dd2b63c
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Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio