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Event: Teatro Verdura Palermo
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Composer)
Marclay, Christian (Composer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Cunningham, Paige (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Kirschner, Mandy (Dancer)
Minato, Koji (Dancer)
Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Presenter)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2002
Table of Contents
Disc 1: Event [filmed in wide shot] (80 min.) -- Disc 2: Event [filmed in close shot] (81 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3617
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2133
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: *MGZIDVD 5-2133 includes both wide and close shot ; *MGZIDF 3617 only includes wide shot.
Creation/production credits: Music by Takehisa Kosugi and Christian Marclay. Lighting design: Josh Johnson.
Performers: Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Mandy Kirschner, Koji Minato, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.
Venue: Recorded in performance at Teatro Verdura Palermo, Italy, on Aug. 7, 2002.
Biographical/historical: Merce Cunningham's Events consist of a selection from his group and solo works performed to music and decor specially arranged for that event. Each event is performed only once, and not meant to be repeated.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam-SP) (PAL) (81 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
This Event contains material from Scenario, Ocean, Points in space, Pictures, Installations, Trails, Roaratorio, Overpopulation. The first disc contains a recording of the Event in wide shot, and the second disc contains a recording of the Event with close ups.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 163267562
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16588184
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e87084b0-2bea-0137-c0f1-37ee371946fd
Rights Statement
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  • 2002: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Event" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2002.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Event" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 3, 2024.

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