NamesCage, John (Interviewee)Cunningham, Merce (Interviewee)Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006 (Interviewee)Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Interviewee)Farber, Viola (Interviewee)Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Interviewee)Lucier, Alvin (Interviewee)Wolff, Christian, 1934- (Interviewee)Young, La Monte (Interviewee)Mumma, Gordon, 1935- (Interviewee)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)Richards, Mary Caroline (Interviewee)Guy, Michel (Interviewee)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Interviewee)Johns, Jasper, 1930- (Interviewee)Stella, Frank (Interviewee)Bird, Bonnie (Interviewee)Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 (Interviewee)Preger-Simon, Marianne (Interviewee)Charlip, Remy (Interviewee)Caplan, Elliot (Director)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Author)Dennison, Doris (Interviewee)Kremen, Irwin (Interviewee)Denby, Edwin, 1903-1983 (Contributor)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Performer)Cunningham Dance Foundation (Producer)SEPT (Television station : France) (Producer)Kultur International Films (Distributor)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1991Place: West Long Branch, N.JPublisher: Kultur
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3755
TopicsCage, JohnCunningham, MerceGraham, MarthaArtistic collaborationComposers -- United States -- 20th centuryChoreographers -- United States -- 20th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: produced by the Cunningham Dance Foundation in association with La Sept ; directed and edited by Elliot Caplan ; choreography by Merce Cunningham ; music by John Cage and others ; written by David Vaughan.Performers: Interviewees: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Viola Farber, Carolyn Brown, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, La Monte Young, Gordon Mumma, Rudolf Nureyev, M.C. Richards, Michel Guy, Doris Dennison, David Tudor, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Irwin Kremen, Bonnie Bird, Virgil Thomson, Marianne Preger Simon, Remy Charlip.Performers: Also appearing on camera: Edwin Denby.Content: *MGZIA 4-3045 (former) ; *MGZIDVD 5-2142 (former)
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (95 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences
DescriptionDocumentary on composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham at work and at leisure, filmed over an eight-year period and supplemented by archival footage spanning their fifty-year collaboration. In interviews captured at different times and places, Cage, Cunningham, and performers, composers, artists, and other associates discuss aspects of their professional and personal interactions. Dance and music excerpts, recorded in performance and rehearsal, demonstrate the richness and variety of their productions. Full information on these excerpts appears at the end of the program.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersInternational Standard Book Number: 1561274011RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F2982NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13821620Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1259a820-4b4b-0133-e787-60f81dd2b63c
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