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Summerspace: [rehearsal]

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Additional title: Summerspace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Kovich, Robert (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Harper, Meg (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1954
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-459 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: mirror [i.e. filmed with camera facing studio mirror.]
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, date unknown, 1975.
Biographical/historical: Summerspace premiered in 1958, with a musical score by Morton Feldman.
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Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Poor picture quality.
This video contains a studio run-through of Summerspace, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16172968
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3b630d50-b2b9-0131-b9f7-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1975: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Summerspace" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Summerspace" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Summerspace Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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