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Fluid canvas: dress rehearsal
Additional title: Fluid canvas (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Downie, Marc. (Designer)
Eshkar, Shelley (Designer)
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- (Designer)
Ingalls, James F. (Lighting designer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Cunningham, Paige. (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Freebury, Jean (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Kirschner, Mandy (Dancer)
Minato, Koji (Dancer)
Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S. (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2002-09-09
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3618
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2031 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Filmed in wide shot. The first few minutes of the recording (prior to the beginning of the dress rehearsal) are partly silent and black-and-white.
Creation/production credits: Video design by Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting design by James F. Ingalls.
Venue: Recorded in dress rehearsal at the Barbican Centre, London, Eng., on Sept. 9, 2002.
Biographical/historical: Fluid canvas was performed with a score by John King.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (PAL) (47 min.) : sound, color
This recording begins with footage of dancers warming up and discussion by crew members. The run-through of Fluid canvas, with costumes but without music, begins at 10 min. and runs 32 min.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16529211
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d430680-314e-0132-20e1-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2002: Created
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fluid canvas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2002.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fluid canvas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2002). Fluid canvas Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Fluid canvas