The Story Behind the Story: Mannequins and the Matter, 2012 October 8Additional title: David Gordon archiveAdditional title: Matter (Choreographic work : Gordon)
NamesGarafola, Lynn (Speaker)Perron, Wendy (Moderator)Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)Gordon, David, 1936- (Interviewee)Setterfield, Valda (Interviewee)Setterfield, Valda (Performer)
David Gordon Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2012-10-08
Table of ContentsIntroduction (2 min.) / by Lynn Garafola -- Interview (68 min.) / interviewees, David Gordon and Valda Setterfield ; moderator, Wendy Perron -- Question & Answer session (26 min.).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3932
TopicsGordon, David, 1936-Setterfield, ValdaCunningham, MerceCage, JohnWaring, James, 1922-1975Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904Gordon, AinJudson Dance TheaterMatter (Choreographic work : Gordon)Mannequin (Choreographic work : Gordon)Family Business (Choreographic work : Gordon and Gordon)Choreography
GenresFilmed danceFilmed interviewsFilmed performancesInterviews
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionVideodiscExtent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DescriptionWendy 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 896949650NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20481504Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4136c610-66ad-0132-7f9f-3c075448cc4b
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