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Arcade [excerpt]: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Arcade (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
Radford, Karen, 1957- (Dancer)
Remley, Rob (Dancer)
Santimyer, Kristy (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Walker, Megan (Dancer)
Quinn, Susan (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985-08-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1990
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-969 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: stage left.
Performers: Rehearsed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, including Helen Barrow, Catherine Kerr, Patricia Lent, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Megan Walker, Susan Quinn Young and others.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Aug. 16, 1985.
Biographical/historical: Arcade was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Ballet and premiered Sept. 1985 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; Arcade was first performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in November, 1985 at the University of Pennsylvania. Arcade had a musical score by John Cage.
Content: On reel with: Shards [and] Fabrications, rehearsals (55 min.) Total time: 71 min.
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Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (82 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features an incomplete studio run-through of Arcade, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The remainder of the video features run-throughs of Shards and Fabrications recorded in 1987.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16144152
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1af77f80-b2ba-0131-ed27-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1985: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Arcade [excerpt]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Arcade [excerpt]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). Arcade [excerpt] Retrieved from

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Arcade [excerpt]