Possessive used as drink (me): a lecture on pronouns in the form of 15 sonnets
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Carson, Anne, 1950- (Speaker)Carson, Anne, 1950- (Speaker)Wilcox, Sadie (Videographer)Rowden, Stephanie (Composer)Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)Cunningham, Julie Dawn (Dancer)Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)Currie, Robert, 1937- (Contributor)Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2006-11
Table of ContentsTriple sonnet of the plush pony, pt. 1 (2 min.) -- Triple sonnet of the plush pony, pt. 2 (1 min.) -- Triple sonnet of the plush pony, pt. 3 (1 min.) -- Sonnet isolate (2 min.) -- Recipe (30 sec.) -- Sonnet of addressing Getrude Stein (30 sec.) -- Sonnet of addressing God (1 min.) -- Merce sonnet (3 min.) -- Sonnet of addressing Oscar Wilde (1 min.) -- Deictic quiz sonnet (2 min.) -- Drop't sonnet (2 min.) -- Sonnet of the pronoun event (1 min.) -- Sonnet of exemplary sentences from the chapter pertaining to the nature of pronouns in Émile Benveniste's "Problems in General Linguistics," Paris 1966 (2 min.) -- Reticent sonnet (1 min.) -- Sonnet of we tried doing it without the cue sheet but couldn't remember what color referred to what movement and what had been done and what was left to do (1 min.) -- Sonnet of the English-made cabinet with drawers (3 min.) -- Crowning sonnet: fashioned from the foregoing 14 sonnets by chance operations (1 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3729
GenresFilmed lecturesFilmed danceLecturesFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: written and performed by Anne Carson.Content: Title, credits and summary taken from http://playgallery.org/video/recipe/, accessed on 3/2/2015.Creation/production credits: Video by Sadie Wilcox; soundscore by Stephanie Rowden; choreography by Rashaun Mitchell, Julie Cunningham and Andrea Weber; with additional contributions by Robert Currie.Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Rashaun Mitchell, Julie Cunningham and Andrea Weber.Venue: Recorded November 2006 location unknown.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Content: You may experience playback issues with this item. Trying an alternate quality version (e.g., high, low) may resolve viewing issues.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 videodisc (DVD-R) (25 min.) : sound, colorVideodisc
DescriptionCarson writes, "I had to compose a lecture on pronouns for a conference at Harvard and this was the result. I wrote a sonnet sequence, which Stephanie Rowden recorded and made interesting. Then three Merce Cunningham dancers improvised choreography in response to the sonnets. Sadie Wilcox videotaped everything they did and edited it to fit (or not) the sound score." Taken from http://playgallery.org/video/recipe/, accessed on 3/2/2015
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 904257218NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20539388Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22a176a0-4b4b-0133-ab91-60f81dd2b63c
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