The Story Behind the Story: Mannequins and the Matter, 2012 October 8

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Title
The Story Behind the Story: Mannequins and the Matter, 2012 October 8
Additional title: David Gordon archive
Additional title: Matter (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Names
Garafola, Lynn (Speaker)
Perron, Wendy (Moderator)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Interviewee)
Setterfield, Valda (Interviewee)
Setterfield, Valda (Performer)
Collection

David Gordon Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2012-10-08
Table of Contents
Introduction (2 min.) / by Lynn Garafola -- Interview (68 min.) / interviewees, David Gordon and Valda Setterfield ; moderator, Wendy Perron -- Question & Answer session (26 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3932
Topics
Gordon, David, 1936-
Setterfield, Valda
Cunningham, Merce
Cage, John
Waring, James, 1922-1975
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Gordon, Ain
Judson Dance Theater
Matter (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Mannequin (Choreographic work : Gordon)
Family Business (Choreographic work : Gordon and Gordon)
Choreography
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed interviews
Filmed performances
Interviews
Notes
Statement of responsibility: a conversation with David Gordon & Valda Setterfield ; presented by Barnard College.
Content: The Photographer, Act III (from work entitled, The Matter): movement constructed by David Gordon ; music by Philip Glass ; performed by Valda Setterfield.
Performers: Moderated by Wendy Perron.
Venue: Videotaped during interview at Barnard College, New York, N.Y., 2012 October 8.
Acquisition: Gift; David Gordon / Pick Up Performance Co. 2014.
Physical Description
Videodisc
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Description
Wendy Perron talks about the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theatre and what is going on around town including events by Danspace Project and Movement Research; David Gordon and Valda Setterfield discuss working with and meeting each other through dancing with Jimmy Waring; the influence Merce Cunningham had on both of them; the creation of Mannequin dance; working with and creating the Eadweard Muybridge dance scores for a solo for Valda Setterfield when she was on tour with Merce Cunningham; Setterfield talks about the process of performing for a PBS pledge drive; viewing an excerpt of this performance entitled, The Photographer, Act III; how Setterfield has been a muse and not a muse for Gordon; Setterfield finding herself after becoming informed at Friends Indeed, about the AIDS crisis and the actions taken to support the victims; Question & Answer session which included discussions about Gordon's An Audience with the Pope, David Vaughn showing James Waring dance videos at the Dance Division, John Cage's importance to both of them, talking about their son Ain, the creation process and the difficulties involved with David, Ain, and Valda creating the work, Family Business; and concludes with Gordon praising Setterfield and Perron thanking everyone.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 896949650
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20481504
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4136c610-66ad-0132-7f9f-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Story Behind the Story" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2012. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/42d7a9d0-66ad-0132-2644-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Story Behind the Story" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 13, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/42d7a9d0-66ad-0132-2644-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2012). The Story Behind the Story Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/42d7a9d0-66ad-0132-2644-3c075448cc4b

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The Story Behind the Story