Metro Arts/Thirteen: Richard Move and Merce Cunningham/David Vaughan 2000-12-01Additional title: Metro Arts/Thirteen (Television program)Additional title: CRWDSPCR (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Beach Birds For Camera (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Martha@Mother (Choreographic work : Move). SelectionsAdditional title: Martha@The 1963 Interview (Choreographic work : Move). SelectionsAdditional title: Ghostlight (Motion picture). SelectionsAdditional title: CityArts (Television program : 1999)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Move, Richard (Host)Move, Richard (Host)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Vaughan, David, 1924-Jowitt, Deborah (Interviewee)Hodes, Stuart (Interviewee)Garfield, Keely (Interviewee)Graham, Martha (Interviewee)Kahn, Cora (Host)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, RobertTeitelbaum, Carol (Dancer)Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)Magnuson, Ann (Actor)Castle, Eric (Actor)Harry, Debbie (Actor)Morris, Mark, 1956- (Actor)Herman, Christopher (Director)La Grave, Marisela (Videographer)Noey, Christopher, 1955- (Director)McWilliams, BernardRabdau, PatChermayeff, Maro (Editor)Folmsbee, JeffAdams, John D. S., 1966-Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Musician)Pugliese, Michael (Musician)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Musician)Caplan, ElliotWilliams, MatthewNelson, Timothy, 1962-Skinner, MarshaEgleton, Simon ()Watkins, WilliamMichos, AnastasHuston, GordonMenez, FelinoArenas, StevenRupp, ColmanCrittenden, WebsterBarosky, MichaelCooper, Marc (Marc Stuart)Stoddard, David WSaldo, GeraldKirkpatrick, TimDavis, DonCatacosinos, JamesClarke, AndrewShaw, Michael (Michael David) ()Soupios, MeredithBingham, ChrisGoodman, GailGallo, SuzanneMaximono, Alvarez, JrBennett, MatthewMitchell, BobPatlis, HowardSmith, ChadSmith, Robert VincentKlein, Eric MLynch, StevenMintz, JonIvy, LawrenceDel Deo, RomoloGibson, BryanGibson, ScottPonti, AntonioResnikoff, JoelAslan, InesBorrero, ElsaLaforest, SergeRehberger, JohnLin, Lana CGamson, ElliottSkeete, Richard ()Salvatore, TomWakefield, DebraHahn, KenBartella, PamBlock, Huntington TBecofsky, ArtKomar, ChrisBloom, MichaelStier, Michael FJacobson, ElsaAlkins, NicoleCopp, AaronHaugen, SusanKane, KerryLeader, PatrickRouse, EleanorSantos, AmyMeagher, Michael EBroberg, Constance ACarley, LaurieDeutsch, AnneSpivak, Michelle MBaldwin, J. TuckerBariso, JoeBlackburn, JuliaHarper, MegHelpern, Alice JMusall, JohnWyer, PenelopeHershey, Joan (Producer)Anderson, RoseKim, Susan, 1958-Sefakis, JohnShaw, William (Editor)Bonner, AlbertoHodges, JeffSullivan, AlexWolfe, BenKubicek, DanChinnock, DuncanCassidy, JanetDarianneFarol, JulieHayes, AliciaYang, SunhiLee, ShukShanPerry, KateSardinas, LisaBraxton, MalcolmGoslee, ChadSabia, PaulRussell, JaneO'Hara, MegVance, LynnFishel, RosieAppelbaum, Arlen MKailas, MerleChamberlin, WardMerce Cunningham Dance Company ()Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2000-12-01
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3758
TopicsGraham, MarthaMove, RichardFemale impersonatorsCelebrity impersonatorsModern dance
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed danceTelevision interviewsInterviews
NotesStatement of responsibility: Educational Broadcasting Corporation.Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on digital file content; statement of responsibility and credits taken from digital file content.Creation/production credits: Martha @ Mother and Martha's World/Ghostlight segments: Richard Move, choreographer/writer; Martha's World/Ghostlight segment: Christopher Herman, director; Marisela la Grave, video performance footageCreation/production credits: For CityArts: Christopher Noey, producer; Bernard McWilliams, Pat Rabdau, camera; Maro Chermayeff, editor; Jeff Folmsbee, series producerCreation/production credits: CRWDSPCR segment: Merce Cunningham, choreographer; John D.S. Adams, Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, musicians; Elliot Caplan, Tim Nelson, Matthew Williams, design for film; Marsha Skinner, stage version designer; Marsha Skinner, costumes; Merce Cunningham, Elliot Caplan, editors; Matthew Williams, director of photography; Tim Nelson, line producer; Simon Egleton, production manager; William Watkins, unit manager; Anastas N. Michos, Steadicam operator; Gordon Huston, first assistant camera; Felino Menez, second assistant camera; Steven Arenas, assistant director; Colman Rupp, dance production supervisor; Webster Crittenden, assistant dance production supervisor; Michael Barosky, sound recordist; Marc Cooper, boom; David W. Stoddard, gaffer; Gerald Saldo, best boy; Tim Kirkpatrick, electric; Don Davis, key grip; James Catacosinos, dolly grip; Andrew Clarke, grip; Michael Shaw, art director; Meredith Soupios, Chris Bingham, Gail Goodman, makeup; Suzanne Gallo, costumer; Maximono Alvarez Jr., Matthew Bennett, Bob Mitchell, Howard Patlis, Chad Smith, Robert Vincent Smith, scenic; Eric M. Klein, Steven Lynch, Jon Mintz, rigging crew; Lawrence Ivy, still photographer; Romolo Del Deo, Bryan Gibson, Scott Gibson, Antonio Ponti, Joel Resnikoff, production assistants; Ines Aslan, Elsa Borrero, production interns; John D.S. Adams, music recordist/editor/mixer; Serge LaForest, additional music mixer; John Rehberger, electronic editor; Lana Lin, assistant editor; Elliott Gamson, post-production consulting. For DuArt Film Labs: Richard Skeete, production manager; Tom Salvatore, color timer; Debra Wakefield, titles; Ken Hahn, re-recording mixer; Pam Bartella, sound editor; Huntington T. Block, insurance. For the Merce Cunningham Foundation: Merce Cunningham, artistic director; Art Becofsky, executive director; Chris Komar, assistant artistic director; Robert Swinston, assistant to the choreographer; Michael Bloom, Elliot Caplan, Michael F. Stier, David Vaughan, media; Elsa Jacobson, Nicole Alkins, Aaron Copp, Susan Haugen, Kerry Kane, Patrick Leader, Eleanor Rouse, Amy Santos, company services; Michael E. Meagher, Constance A. Broberg, Laurie Carley, Anne Deutsch, Michelle M. Spivak, development; J. Tucker Baldwin, Joe Bariso, Julia Blackburn, finance; Meg Harper, Alice Helpern, John Musall, Penelope Wyer, studio.Creation/production credits: For MetroArts/Thirteen: Joan Hershey, producer; Rose Anderson, field producer; Susan Kim, John Sefakis, associate producers; William Shaw, editor; Alberto Bonner, production coordinator; Jeff Hodges, camera; Alex Sullivan, sound; Ben Wolfe, gaffer; Dan Kubicek, utility; Duncan Chinnock, Teleprompter; Janet Cassidy, Darianne, makeup; Julie Farol, Alicia Hayes, Sunhi Yang, ShukShan Lee, Kate Perry, Lisa Sardinas, production interns; Malcolm Braxton, Chad Goslee, Paul Sabia, Avid support; Jane Russell, Meg O'Hara, operations; Lynn Vance, additional graphics; John Adams, Rosie Fishel, music services; Arlen M. Appelbaum, senior counsel; Merle Kailas, project management; Ward Chamberlin, executive-in-charge.Performers: Richard Move, Merce Cunningham, Deborah Jowitt, Stuart Hodes, Keely Garfield, Martha Graham, interviewees; David Vaughan, interviewer; Richard Move, presenter; Cora Kahn, presenter; Richard Move, dancer (Martha @ Mother and Martha's World/Ghostlight segments) 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, Jenifer Weaver, dancers (CRWDSPCR). Richard Move, Ann Magnuson, Eric Castle, Deborah Harry, Mark Morris, actors (Martha's World/Ghostlight segment) Martha @ Mother excerpts performed by Richard Move and company. CRWDSPCR segment performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.Venue: Broadcast December 1, 2000. New York City.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (124 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.Videocassette
DescriptionAn omnibus New York City Arts program broadcast on public television. This installment begins with an intro by Cora Kahn, president of the New 42nd Street and a key player in the redevelopment of Times Square during the mid-to-late 1990s. She highlights the New 42nd Street Studios, an office, rehearsal and performance space for artists, performers and non-profits. (4:10) Kahn introduces a segment featuring dancer/choreographer Richard Move, known for portraying Martha Graham in a series of stage appearances, as well as for being the artistic director of Martha@Town Hall. Move discusses his early life and path toward the dance world, as well as the artists who influenced his work. The interview is interspersed with footage of his performance as Graham. (8:33) Move takes over hosting duties, speaking about Martha Graham and introducing a clip from another WNET program, CityArts, originally aired in 1999. The program-within-a-program features footage from Move's work, Martha@Mother, further interview footage with Move, and interviews with Stuart Hodes, a member of Martha Graham's troupe in the 1950s, and dancer Keely Garfield. Move is then seen making up as Graham in his dressing room, remaining in character as the legendary choreographer while he goes through the process. This is interspersed with footage of Graham herself in a similar setting during a 1963 television interview. Move's words and actions are interspersed with the Graham broadcast as viewers come to realize they are watching Move's note-perfect recreation of the vintage show, as done in his piece, Martha@The 1963 Interview. (12:20) As the CityArts clip continues, the setting shifts to Mother, an NYC club/cabaret popular in the mid-1990s, as patrons gather for Move's performance. Deborah Jowitt, then-dance critic for the Village Voice, discusses Mother's ambience and virtues as an ideal space for this kind of performance piece. This is followed by further Move performance footage, as well as additional interview segments with Move, Garfield and Hodes. (17:11) Following the conclusion of the CityArts clips, the MetroArts program proper resumes. Move is interviewed regarding famous guest choreographer/dancers, including Merce Cunningham and Yvonne Rainer, who have participated with him in the Martha performances. He also speaks about the aspects of Graham's work which he finds particularly fascinating. (20:37) Move then introduces a new segment focusing on Cunningham's work, specifically the film of his piece, CRWDSPCR. (22:00) This begins with a brief conversation between Cunningham and Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation archivist David Vaughan, taped in July 1999. The two discuss the CRWSDSPCR film, as well as Cunningham's creation of the choreographic work. (26:20) This is followed by the showing of the entire film. (1:20:25) Move introduces the film of Cunningham's Beach Birds For Camera, preceded by a brief Cunningham intro. (1:53:35) The Cunningham film ends and Move introduces the final segment, a preview of the then forthcoming film Martha's World, starring himself as Graham. (It was eventually released in 2003 as Ghostlight.)
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