Biped [and] eyeSpace 20, 2008-04-26Additional title: Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: EyeSpace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Vaughan, David (American architect, active late 20th century) (Singer)Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)Cunningham, Julie Dawn (Dancer)Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)Farmer, Holley (Dancer)Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)Madoff, Daniel (Dancer)Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)Munnerlyn, Marcie (Dancer)Riener, Silas (Dancer)Squire, Daniel S. (Dancer)Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)Bryars, Gavin (Composer)Dempster, Loren (Instrumentalist)King, John, 1953 November 28- (Instrumentalist)Shiurba, John (Instrumentalist)Eshkar, Shelley (Designer)Kaiser, Paul, 1956- (Designer)Gallo, Suzanne (Costume designer)Copp, Aaron (Lighting designer)Rouse, Mikel (Composer)Moore, Stephan (Instrumentalist)Samelson, Henry (Designer)Samelson, Henry (Costume designer)Johnson, Josh (Lighting designer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2008-04-26
Table of ContentsRehearsal / farewell to Lisa Boudreau (13 min.) -- Biped (49 min.) -- eyeSpace (21 min.) -- blank (4 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3671
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from documents provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.Creation/production credits: Biped: music (Biped) written by Gavin Bryars and performed by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, John King and John Shiurba; set design by Shelley Eshkar and Paul Kaiser; costume design by Suzanne Gallo; lighting design by Aaron Copp.Creation/production credits: eyeSpace: music written by Mikel Rouse and performed by Stephan Moore; set (Blues Arrive Not Anticipating What Transpires Even Between Themselves) and costume design by Henry Samelson; lighting design by Josh Johnson.Venue: Recorded 2008 April 26 Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, California.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (87 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThis video begins with Cunningham dancers rehearsing Biped, which concludes with a farewell song to Lisa Boudreau sung by David Vaughan. From the dance detail on the Merce Cunningham Trust website: "eyeSpace existed in three different versions: one of twenty minutes' duration, and two of forty minutes. The dance in the 20-minute version comprised three sections: a quartet, a series of three trios of which the first two overlapped, and a duet. Mikel Rouse's score incorporated the use of iPod Shuffle mp3 players and an environmental soundscape performed live by one or two musicians, projected throughout the theater. Members of the audience could listen to the music on iPods (available on loan) or, if they preferred, to the ambient sound component (without headphones). Henry Samelson's décor backdrop suggested an imaginary landscape painted in bright colors. The costumes were unitards in various shades of blue. A fourth version of the dance combined the choreography and Samelson décor of eyeSpace 20' with both the Behrman and Lockwood scores of eyeSpace 40'. This version was performed only once at Brown Theatre, Kentucky Center, Louisville, KY on 23 March 2007."
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20295915Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3f2c4f70-3151-0132-77a4-3c075448cc4b
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