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Torse trio [and] Touchbase

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Torse trio [and] Touchbase: rehearsal
Additional title: Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Touchbase (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)
Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)
Diamond, Emma (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Kulick, David (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Rambert Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1992-05-29
Table of Contents
Torse trio [first run-through] / rehearsed by Alan Good, David Kulick and [Victoria Finlayson?] (6 min.) -- Torse trio [second run-through] / rehearsed by same cast as first run-through (6 min.) -- Touchbase / rehearsed by Michael Cole, Emma Diamond, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Robert Swinston, and others (29 min.) -- Touchbase / rehearsed by members of Rambert Dance (29 min.) -- Touchbase / rehearsed by Helen Barrow, Kimberly Bartosik, Frédéric Gafner, Alan Good, Jenifer Weaver and others (28 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2907
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-995 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: stage right.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment, at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, on May 29, 1992.
Biographical/historical: Touchbase was commissioned and premiered by Rambert Dance Company in June 1992. The Merce Cunningham Dance Company premiered Touchbase in Mar. 1993. Touchbase had a musical score by Michael Pugliese.
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Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (99 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features two run-throughs of the trio section from Torse, and three run-throughs of Touchbase, by two casts of Cunningham dancers and the Rambert Dance Company cast.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16143606
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12803190-b2bb-0131-3539-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Torse trio [and] Touchbase" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Torse trio [and] Touchbase" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1992). Torse trio [and] Touchbase Retrieved from

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Torse trio [and] Touchbase