Totem Ancestor, Inlets II and Signals at 92nd Street Y Fridays At Noon,2007-04-27Additional title: Totem ancestor (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Inlets 2 (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Signals (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Swinston, Robert (Presenter)Tharin, Catherine (Speaker)Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli (Dancer)92nd Street Y Fridays At Noon (Associated name)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2007-04-27
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6820
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed dance
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger, based on label of original DVD.Content: Although the file runs for 90 minutes, actual content ends at approximately 1:06:50, with the remainder comprised of a static shot of the venue and microphone used for the program.Venue: Recorded 2007, April 11. New York City.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Hi8) (66 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionA performance of three pieces--Totem Ancestor, Inlets 2 and Signals, as part of the 92nd Street Y's series Fridays At Noon. Each piece is preceded by an introduction from Merce Cunningham Dance Company co-choreographer and former dancer Robert Swinston. Following a brief introduction from Fridays At Noon co-curator Catherine Tharin and some remarks by Swinston, MCDC dancer Daniel Roberts performs Totem Ancestor (2:23). Swinston then discusses the next piece, Inlets 2 (4:55), which is performed by members of the dance corps (9:35) Upon its conclusion, Swinston introduces, and the dancers perform, Signals (29:51). A Q&A portion follows the dance's conclusion (56:34) The first question considers how the lack of 'stars' within the Cunningham company affects dancers and also asks about Cunningham's creation of Events, unique, sight-specific pieces which are performed only once. The next questioner inquires about the use of hands in Cunningham choreography and asks the dancers how they incorporate the more comical moments to be found in some Cunningham pieces (59:34) The final question centers on outside influences upon Cunningham's work (105:50). Please note that while the file runs longer, useful content ends at approximately 106:50, after which footage consists of a static shot of the area and microphone setup used for the program.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 969973372NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21162904Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 67b63830-c25c-0135-e873-0891e7229061
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