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Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cage, 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 (Dancer)
Cunningham Dance Foundation (Producer)
SEPT (Television station : France) (Producer)
Kultur International Films (Distributor)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Place: West Long Branch, N.J
Publisher: Kultur
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3755
Cage, John
Cunningham, Merce
Graham, Martha
Artistic collaboration
Composers -- United States -- 20th century
Choreographers -- United States -- 20th century
Modern dance
Statement 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 Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (95 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Documentary 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 Resource
Moving image
International Standard Book Number: 1561274011
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13821620
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1259a820-4b4b-0133-e787-60f81dd2b63c
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Cage/Cunningham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Cage/Cunningham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 17, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Cage/Cunningham Retrieved from

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