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Additional title: RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Dancer)
Dilley, Barbara (Dancer)
Reid, Albert (Dancer)
Neels, Sandra (Dancer)
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940- (Dancer)
Cage, John (Associated name)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Leacock, Richard (Cinematographer)
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (Designer)
Emmons, Beverly (Lighting designer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Cunningham, Merce (Interviewee)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1968
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1765
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-810 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Filmed for the Public Broadcast Laboratory of National Educational Television at the second Buffalo Festival of the Arts, March 9, 1968. Produced and written for television by David Oppenheim. Distributed by Pennebaker Inc. Filmed by Richard Leacock.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Filmed at the world premiere of the work. Preceded by an introduction (approx. 7 min.) encompassing the "non-art" concept of John Cage, excerpts from an interview with Cunningham, and rehearsal scenes, some in slow motion.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY737042046-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12147777
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1d9d92a0-b2b9-0131-4393-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1968: Created
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "RainForest" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1968.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "RainForest" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 22, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1968). RainForest Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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