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Torse: [rehearsal]

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Torse: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Kovich, Robert (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Roess-Smith, Julie. (Dancer)
Ensminger, Morgan (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-02
Date Created: 1975-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1959
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: Downstage.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Feb. 1976.
Biographical/historical: Torse premiered Jan. 13, 1976.
Content: With: Sounddance (26 min.) Total time: 79 min.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (79 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
This video features a studio run-through of Torse, without music. The remainder of the video features a performance of Sounddance. For another video of the Sounddance performance, see *MGZIDF 1950.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16140531
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2834fca0-e873-0131-1c6c-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Torse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Torse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 3, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Torse Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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