RainForest [and] BIPED, 2001-11-13Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation CollectionAdditional title: RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (choreographer.)Cunningham, Merce (speaker.)Pesle, Bénédicte (speaker.)Andrieux, Cédric (dancer.)Bokaer, Jonah (dancer.)Boudreau, Lisa (dancer.)Chen, Ashley (dancer.)Cunningham, Paige (dancer.)Farmer, Holley (dancer.)Freebury, Jean (dancer.)Goggans, Jennifer (dancer.)Minato, Koji (dancer.)Squire, Daniel S (dancer.)Steele, Jeannie K (dancer.)Swan, Derry (dancer.)Swinston, Robert (dancer.)Therrien, Cheryl (dancer.)Bryars, Gavin (composer.)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (composer.)Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (instrumentalist.)Riley, Audrey (instrumentalist.)Smith, Dave (instrumentalist.)Woodrow, James (instrumentalist.)Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (designer.)Eshkar, Shelley (designer.)Kaiser, Paul, 1956- (designer.)Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (costume designer.)Gallo, Suzanne (costume designer.)Copp, Aaron (lighting designer.)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (dancer.)Festival d'automne à Paris
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 20011113Other Date: 2001.
Table of ContentsRainForest (21 min.) -- BIPED (51 min.) -- Merce Cunningham speaks in honor of Bénédicte Pesle (15 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3569
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceMusicVideoFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography by Merce Cunningham.Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label; statement of responsibility and credits taken from documents provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.For a copy of this footage with an additional 10 min. of TV news coverage preceding the performances, see *MGZIDVD 5-1374.Creation/production credits: RainForest: music (RainForest) by David Tudor and performed by Takehisa Kosugi and James Woodrow; set design (Silver Clouds) by Andy Warhol; costume design by Robert Rauschenberg; lighting design by Aaron Copp.Creation/production credits: BIPED: music (BIPED) by Gavin Bryars and performed by Takehisa Kosugi, Audrey Riley, Dave Smith and James Woodrow; set design by Shelley Eshkar and Paul Kaiser; costume design by Suzanne Gallo; lighting design by Aaron Copp.Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Rainforest: Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Minato, Daniel Squire, Cheryl Therrien / BIPED: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jean Freebury, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Minato, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.Venue: Recorded 2001 November 13 Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France.System details: Streaming video.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Biographical/historical: Merce Cunningham dedicated his company's 2001 series of performances in Paris to Bénédicte Pesle.Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (87 min) : sound, color
DescriptionFollowing the performances of RainForest and BIPED are fifteen minutes of footage of a reception at which Cunningham gives a speech, in French, discussing his company's historic ties with Paris and honoring the company's French presenter, Bénédicte Pesle, who is present and speaks briefly. The sound quality of these comments is poor.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 898083154NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20496589Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 060dadb0-9e7d-0132-d888-3c075448cc4b
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