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RainForest: [rehearsal]
Additional title: RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Kulick, David (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
McGoldrick, Larissa (Dancer)
O'Connor, Dennis. (Dancer)
Santimyer, Kristy (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Wood, Robert (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1988
Table of Contents
RainForest A / rehearsed by Helen Barrow, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Patricia Lent, Robert Swinston (20 min.) -- RainForest B / rehearsed by Victoria Finlayson, David Kulick, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Wood (21 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2880
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-978 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Apr. 4, 1988.
Biographical/historical: Rainforest, which premiered in 1968, was revived by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 1988.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (41 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features two studio run-throughs of RainForest by alternate casts, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16144139
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a97bb30-b2ba-0131-a8c0-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1988: Issued
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "RainForest" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "RainForest" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 9, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). RainForest Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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