Changing stepsAdditional title: Changing steps (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Hayman-Chaffey, Susana (Dancer)Harper, Meg (Dancer)Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)Komar, Chris (Dancer)Kovich, Robert (Dancer)Mehl, Brynar (Dancer)Moulton, Charles, 1954- (Dancer)Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)Roess-Smith, Julie (Dancer)Barrow, Helen (Dancer)Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)Diamond, Emma (Dancer)Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)Good, Alan (Dancer)Kulick, David (Dancer)Lent, Patricia (Dancer)McGoldrick, Larissa (Dancer)O'Connor, Dennis (Dancer)Santimyer, Kristy (Dancer)Swinston, Robert (Dancer)Teitelbaum, Carol (Dancer)Wood, Robert (Dancer)Caplan, Elliot (Producer)Cage, John (Composer)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Costume designer)Gallo, Suzanne (Costume designer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)Cunningham Dance Foundation (Dancer)Caplan, Elliot (Director)Caplan, Elliot (Designer)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1974Date Created: 1984
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2876Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-910 (former)
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed dance
NotesContent: Co-produced by Cunningham Dance Foundation and La Sept. Producer/editor: Elliot Caplan. Directors: Caplan, Merce Cunningham. Director of photography: Matthew Williams. Narrator: Robert Redford.Content: Choreography: Merce Cunningham. Music: John Cage (Cartridge music). Design: Elliot Caplan. Costumes: Mark Lancaster, Suzanne Gallo.Venue: Recordings taped at the following locations and dates: Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, in April 1974; Bühnen der Stadt in Bielefeld, Stadthalle in Neuss, and Forum in Leverkusen, all in West Germany, in June 1988; Sundance Institute, Provo, Utah, in October 1988; and Sunrise Studios, Orem, Utah, in October 1988.Performers: The dancers who appear in the 1974 (b&w) footage are: Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Meg Harper, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Brynar Mehl, Charles Moulton, Valda Setterfield, and Julie Roess-Smith. Appearing in the 1988 (color) footage are: Helen Barrow, Kimberly Bartosik, Emma Diamond, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Chris Komar, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Carol Teitelbaum, and Robert Wood. Additional performers in recording include Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Meg Harper, Catherine Kerr, Robert Kovich, Brynar Mehl, Charles Moulton, Valda Setterfield and Julie Roess-Smith.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1video file (36 min.) : sound, color, with b&w sequences
DescriptionVideo collage of different recordings of the dance work Changing steps, choreographed by Merce Cunningham in 1973. In its original form it consisted of a solo dance for each member of the Company, 5 duets, 2 trios, 2 quartets and 2 quintets, which could be performed in any order and separately or overlapping if space allowed. The dance footage is preceded by a brief introduction.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170881Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 281fd0f0-9e80-0132-8be9-3c075448cc4b
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