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2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections
Additional title: Trace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Enter (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Trails (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Next (Choreographic work : Charleston)
Additional title: Neues Stuck (Choreographic work : Squire)
Additional title: Just For Fun (Choreographic work : Burns and Zaragosa)
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Swinston, Robert (Choreographer)
Moore, Stephan (Choreographer)
Lent, Patricia (Choreographer)
Freebury, Jean (Dancer)
Charleston, Janet (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)
Burns, Louise Ann (Dancer)
Zaragosa, Luis Gabriel (Dancer)
Burns, Louise Ann
Squire, Daniel S
Richter, Pat (Lyricist)
Vaughan, David, 1924- (Singer)
Crossman, Dylan
Scott, Jamie (Dancer)
Hinrichs, John (Dancer)
Toogood, Melissa (Dancer)
Chuang, En Ning (Dancer)
Hickman, Nora (Dancer)
Olsen, Vigdis Hentz (Dancer)
Schmedt, Lindy (Dancer)
Brittain, Hannah (Dancer)
Byrne, Megan (Dancer)
Nelson, Krista (Dancer)
Onuki, Juri (Dancer)
Rossi, Andrea (Dancer)
Ryan, Keelin (Dancer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Woltmann, Chris (Composer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Schertzinger, Victor (Composer)
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976 (Lyricist)
Kalmar, Bert, 1884-1947 (Lyricist)
Ruby, Harry (Composer)
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 (Lyricist)
Wright, Geoffrey, 1912-2010 (Composer)
Morgan, Diana, 1910- (Lyricist)
MacDermott, Robert (Lyricist)
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 (Composer)
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974 (Lyricist)
Davies, Molly (Lyricist)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2008-07-14
Table of Contents
The 'A Fine Romance' segment of the program contains performances or excerpts of the following songs: "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" (1942); You Can't Walk A Waltz; Merceful Rag; The Man On The Mountain; All Alone Monday (1926); Parisian Pierrot (1936); Transatlantic Lullaby (1939); A Fine Romance (1936).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6965
Topics
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Singers
Jazz singers
Pianists
Composers
Women composers
Modern dance
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Performers: Janet Charleston, choreographer/dancer (Next); Louise Burns, Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, choreographers/dancers (Just For Fun); Daniel Roberts, choreographer/dancer (Neues Stuck); Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Enter [and] Trails); Robert Swinston, Stephan Moore, choreography reconstructionists (Trails); Patricia Lent, choreography reconstructionist (Enter); Jean Freebury, En Ning Chuang, Nora Hickman, Vigidis Hentz Olsen, Lindy Schmedt, choreography (Trace).
Creation/production credits: Pat Richter, lyricist/composer (You Can't Walk A Waltz [and] Merceful Rag [and] The Man On The Mountain); Johnny Mercer, lyricist (Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry); Victor Schertzinger, composer (Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry); Bert Kalmar, lyricist (All Alone Monday); Harry Ruby, composer (All Alone Monday); Noel Coward, lyricist/composer (Parisian Pierrot); Geoffrey Wright, composer (Transatlantic Lullaby); Diana Morgan and Robert MacDermot, lyricists (Transatlantic Lullaby); Jerome Kern, composer (A Fine Romance), Dorothy Fields and Molly Davies, lyricists (A Fine Romance); John Cage, composer (Trails); Chris Woltmann, composer (Traces); David Tudor, composer (Neural Network Plus).
Venue: Recorded 2008, June 14 . New York City.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Videodisc
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Description
Select performances from the 2008 edition of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty concert, in which performances were staged by faculty members in collaboration with members of the MCDC dance corps and student repertory dancers (RUGs). The program begins with a performance of the piece Next, choreographed and danced by Janet Charleston. A performance of Just For Fun, choreographed and danced by Louise Burns and Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, follows (8:24). Daniel Roberts then dances a piece, Neues Stuck, which he also choreographed (21:12). Following this, Cunningham dancers perform a Merce Cunningham work, Trails, as historically reconstructed by Robert Swinston and Stephan Moore, with music by John Cage (30:05). A change of pace comes next, as MCDC archivist David Vaughan and frequent MCDC pianist/accompanist Pat Richter create a cabaret act consisting of a blend of standards and Richter's own compositions, entitled A Fine Romance (51:00). Following this, former Cunningham corps member and current instructor Jean Freebury and a corps of dancers perform the Cunningham piece Trace, with the choreography determined by 'chance operations', the frequent Cunningham device of improvising movement through rolling dice just prior to taking the stage. Music for this piece was composed by Chris Woltmann. (1:16:12). The presentation concludes with the Cunningham work Enter, as historically reconstructed by former MCDC corps member and current instructor Patricia Lent, with music by frequent Cunningham collaborator David Tudor (1:26:23).
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 969974029
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21162939
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c11c91f0-c25c-0135-a8fe-5392216d5a5d
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  • 2008: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2008. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/431397a0-ef9a-0133-44ad-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 5, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/431397a0-ef9a-0133-44ad-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2008). 2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/431397a0-ef9a-0133-44ad-60f81dd2b63c

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2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections