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1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977

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1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977
Additional title: Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Travelogue (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Exchange (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce
Cunningham, Merce
Cage, John
Tudor, David, 1926-1996
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008
Lancaster, Mark, 1938-
Amacher, Maryanne
Johns, Jasper, 1930-
Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963
Komar, Chris

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1973 - 1977
Table of Contents
Note that material is a continuous loop. Although file runs 62 minutes, all material after 14:33 is a repeat of the content seen to that point.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6782
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Creation/production credits: Merce Cunningham, choreographer; David Tudor (Sounddance, Exchange), John Cage (Solo, Travelogue), composers; Robert Rauschenberg (Travelogue), Mark Lancaster (Sounddance, Torse), set design; Maryanne Amacher (Torse), Jasper Johns (Exchange), Sonja Sekula (Solo), costume design.
Performers: Merce Cunningham (Sounddance, Solo), Chris Komar (Travelogue), dancers. Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Venue: Recorded 1970s. New York City.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (15 min) :sound, color and black-and-white
A compilation of highlights from Merce Cunningham works created, performed and filmed during the 1970s. Note that the compilation seems to have been created for a public exhibition, so that all material after 14:33 is a continuous repeat of the material seen to that point. The first piece seen is Sounddance (1970), in an excerpt from Event For Television (1977). This is followed by another sequence from the same program, the entirety of the piece Solo (1976), danced by Merce Cunningham. (1:59). Next seen is an excerpt from Torse (1976) (6:27). Following on the program is an excerpt from 1976's Travelogue, featuring a dance solo by Chris Komar (8:02). The selections conclude with an excerpt from Exchange (1973) (11:37).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 980348046
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21207928
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9b4bfdd0-771d-0136-60d8-0e15bec25745
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Item timeline of events

  • 1973: Captured (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977" The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2019.

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1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977