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Arcade [and] Fielding sixes [excerpt]

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Arcade [and] Fielding sixes [excerpt]: [rehearsals]
Additional title: Arcade (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Fielding sixes (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Greenberg, Neil, 1959- (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
Radford, Karen, 1957- (Dancer)
Remley, Rob (Dancer)
Santimyer, Kristy (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Walker, Megan (Dancer)
Quinn, Susan (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985 - 1986
Table of Contents
Arcade [incomplete early version] / rehearsed by Helen Barrow, Catherine Kerr, Patricia Lent, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Megan Walker, Susan Quinn Young and others (16 min.) -- Fielding sixes [excerpt] / rehearsed by Victoria Finlayson, Rob Remley, Kristy Santimyer, Susan Quinn Young (6 min.) -- Arcade (final version) / rehearsed by Helen Barrow, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Neil Greenberg, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Patricia Lent, Karen Radford, Karen Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Susan Quinn Young and others (48 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1988
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-967 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsals at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Aug. 1985 (Arcade, early version) and Mar. 1986 (Fielding sixes, Arcade final version).
Biographical/historical: Fielding sixes premiered on June 30, 1980, in London, with a musical score by John Cage. Arcade was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Ballet and premiered Sept. 1985 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; Arcade was first performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in November, 1985 at the University of Pennsylvania. Arcade had a musical score by John Cage.
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Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (70 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features two studio run-throughs of Arcade, the first an early, incomplete version and the second the complete final version. The second rehearsal on the video is an excerpt from Fielding sixes; this recording is black-and-white and silent.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16144158
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0b4c2df0-b2ba-0131-85eb-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1985: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Arcade [and] Fielding sixes [excerpt]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985 - 1986.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Arcade [and] Fielding sixes [excerpt]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 1, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985 - 1986). Arcade [and] Fielding sixes [excerpt] Retrieved from

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Arcade [and] Fielding sixes [excerpt]