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Merce Cunningham's clip on NBC Television news

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Title
Merce Cunningham's clip on NBC Television news
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)
Potts, Robert (Presenter)
NBC Television Network (Broadcaster)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-01-12
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2347
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Signals (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Choreography
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on audition and typed note on original container.
Content: An audio cut of a short news clip about dance in New York, by news reporter Robert Potts, that features Merce Cunningham and his Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Aired January 12, 1977 on NBC Television Network.
Content: Typed note on original container: " "Merce Cunningham" ; NBCTV (Potts) ; January 12, 1977 ; Speed 7 1/2".
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: R083.
Venue: Broadcast on NBCTV, New York, New York, 1977 January 12.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (8 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 5 in. rewound onto an archival 7 in. reel
Sound quality is good; sounds of the dancer's feet in rehearsal for Merce Cunningham's Signals are audible in the background.
Description
An unidentified NBC announcer introduces Robert Potts; Potts introduces the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in their rehearsal of Merce Cunningham's Signals; Potts comments on Cunningham's use of sound for his dances; Cunningham explains the meaning of the title, Signals, including short commentary on its choreographic structure; Potts compares Cunningham's dance style to ballet; Cunningham comments on his dancers' smiling and finding their own expression while dancing; Potts comments on the absence of storyline in Cunningham's dances; Potts announces the upcoming performance series at the Minskoff Theatre starting on January 17th [1977].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 880583302
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20209211
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03d4dee0-b3fa-0133-9780-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham's clip on NBC Television news" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06448ea0-b3fa-0133-62bf-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham's clip on NBC Television news" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06448ea0-b3fa-0133-62bf-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1977). Merce Cunningham's clip on NBC Television news Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06448ea0-b3fa-0133-62bf-3c07547a230f

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Merce Cunningham's clip on NBC Television news