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Additional title: Heretic (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Errand into the maze (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Appalachian spring (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Night journey (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Untitled solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Noah's minstrels (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Three epitaphs (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Additional title: Man walking down the side of a building (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Audience with the Pope (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Additional title: Walking on the wall (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Homemade (Choreographic work : Brown, T)
Additional title: Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Brown)
Additional title: Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Additional title: Movin' out (Musical)
Additional title: In the upper room (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
McGregor, Wayne (Narrator)
Graham, Martha (Choreographer)
Eilber, Janet (Interviewee)
Jowitt, Deborah (Interviewee)
Dakin, Christine (Interviewee)
Capucilli, Terese (Interviewee)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940- (Interviewee)
Taylor, Paul, 1930- (Choreographer)
Adams, Carolyn (Interviewee)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)
Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Choreographer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Dancer)
Brown, Trisha, 1936- (Interviewee)
Tharp, Twyla (Choreographer)
Rudner, Sara (Dancer)
Whiteside, Karen (Director)
Morris, Fiona (Producer)
Cash, Debra (Consultant)
BBC Wales (Associated name)
Graham, Martha (Dancer)
Taylor, Paul, 1930- (Dancer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Dancer)
Tharp, Twyla (Dancer)
Whiteside, Karen (Producer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003
Place: U.K
Publisher: BBC Wales
Table of Contents
Dance excerpts include: Martha Graham's Heretic, Errand into the maze (rehearsal), Appalachian spring, and Night journey. Merce Cunningham's Beach birds for camera and Untitled solo. Paul Taylor's Noah's minstrels, Aureole (danced by Rudolf Nureyev), and Three epitaphs. Trisha Brown's Man walking down the side of a building, Walking on the wall, Homemade, and Theme and variations. David Gordon's An audience with the pope. Twyla Tharp's Eight jelly rolls (rehearsal and performance), Movin' out, and In the upper room.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3626
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-7568 (former)
Graham, Martha
Cunningham, Merce
Taylor, Paul, 1930-
Gordon, David, 1936-
Brown, Trisha, 1936-
Tharp, Twyla
Judson Dance Theater
Choreographers -- United States
Dancers -- United States
Modern dance -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Modern dance -- United States -- History
Documentary films
Statement of responsibility: BBC Wales ; directed and produced by Karen Whiteside.
Content: Aspect ratio is 14:9 letterbox.
Creation/production credits: Dance consultant, Debra Cash ; production team, Alison Watkins, Nicola Owen, Ann Oswald ; researcher, Ali Whitehouse ; camera, Ross Keith, David Gopsill ; sound, Caleb Moore, Graham Tobin ; editing, Niki Turner ; executive producer, Fiona Morris.
Performers: [Narrator:] Wayne McGregor.
Performers: Interviewees (in order of appearance): Janet Eilber, Deborah Jowitt, Christine Dakin, Terese Capucilli, Gus Solomons Jr., Carolyn Adams, David Gordon, Valda Setterfield, Trisha Brown, Sara Rudner.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences
British choreographer Wayne McGregor revisits the territory of some groundbreaking modern dance choreographers who are or were active in New York: Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, the Judson Church group (among them David Gordon, Valda Setterfield, and Trisha Brown), and Twyla Tharp. Interviewing the choreographers themselves or members of their dance companies, he explores their contributions, their significance as innovators, and the special qualities that distinguish them from each other. Film and video clips provide glimpses of each choreographer and his or her company in action. McGregor's journey also includes a brief visit to Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, repository of much of this history.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15940834
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1ee16bc0-4b49-0133-7c8c-60f81dd2b63c
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance USA" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance USA" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2003). Dance USA Retrieved from

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Dance USA