John Bernd Video Archive

Collection Data

The John Bernd Video Archive comprises 13 videos filmed between 1978 and 1988.
Bernd, John (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978 - 1988 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Biographical/historical: John Bernd (born in Kansas in 1953, died in New York in1988) was a New York-based experimentalist choreographer and dancer and an associate director of Performance Space 122. He helped to develop a choreographic style in which autobiographical storytelling is blended with movement. He studied dance and performance studies with Sara Rudner, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, John Cage and Jasper Johns. He began performing his own work in 1978. One of his best known pieces, the 1981 Surviving Love and Death, was made the year he contracted AIDS, and is focused on his illness. He also appeared in the dance and theater works of Meredith Monk, Jane Comfort, Jeff Weiss and Molissa Fenley, and he collaborated on dance-theater projects.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: John Bernd Video Archive
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e78b2d50-d33d-0133-226b-00505686a51c
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