Kennedy Center Post Show Q&A, 2006-03-31
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Snyder, Andrea (Moderator)Cunningham, Merce (Panelist)Goggans, Jennifer (Panelist)Wolff, Christian, 1934- (Panelist)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Panelist)Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Panelist)Winant, William (Panelist)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2006-03-31
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3665
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.Performers: Andrea Snyder, moderator; Merce Cunningham, John Beaucaire [?], Jennifer Goggans, William Winant, Christian Wolff, David Vaughan, Andrea Weber, unidentifiable individual, panelists.Venue: Recorded 2006, March 31 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionA post-performance Q&A panel moderated by Andrea Snyder, Executive Director of Dance/USA. Panelists include: Merce Cunningham, choreographer; David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation; musician Christian Wolff; percussionist William Winant and dancers John Beaucaire [?], Jennifer Goggans, Andrea Weber, as well as a fourth dancer whose name was unintelligible. Topics in order of discussion include: Merce Cunningham speaks about the evolution of his choreography, particularly the use of technology and "change operations"; the creation of the sound pattern in Sounddance; the differences between the original staging and restaging of Sounddance; the ways in which dancers find a common choreographic and performance connection when performing; Merce Cunningham talks about his process of collaboration with musicians, including John Cage; the dancers discuss differences between performing historical and new works; the use of software in Cunningham's choreography and the recreation of historical dances.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 922889394NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20809307Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0bbb1a00-a9ab-0133-8944-60f81dd2b63c
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