Interview with Nick Cernovitch1988-04-21

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Title
Interview with Nick Cernovitch1988-04-21
Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Names
Cernovich, Nicola (Interviewee)
Vaughan, David, 1924- (Interviewer)
Caplan, Elliot (Interviewer)
Caplan, Elliot (Photographer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1988-04-21
Place: New York City
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5045
Topics
Cernovich, Nicola
Stage lighting designers
Genres
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label and research.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Video8) (32 min) :sound, color; 8 mm.
Description
An interview with Nick Cernovitch, the first lighting designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, as well as on earlier collaborations with Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Cernovitch begins by discussing his early exposure to and collaboration with Cunningham, Cage and Robert Rauschenberg while a student at Black Mountain College in the 1950s. He then speaks about how he became the first lighting designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and the influence of his studies to that point on the commencement of that work. (6:50) He then discusses his observations regarding the similarities and differences between his work for Cunningham and that done for Alvin Aileys company. (15:40) Following this, he discusses his personal experience of Cage and Cunningham, particularly while traveling with them. (18:15) Cernovitch is then asked about his impression of Cunninghams performance style and movement. (20:03) He then speaks about his responses to Cage's musical pieces and staging suggestions, and the ways in which they did not necessarily dovetail well with his lighting schemas and general design aesthetic. (23:49)
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 950971780
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20970090
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 05f85ef0-2d77-0137-d067-011b3ca5cdd1
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  • 1988: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Nick Cernovitch1988-04-21" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/46507a80-aa15-0133-dd80-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Nick Cernovitch1988-04-21" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/46507a80-aa15-0133-dd80-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). Interview with Nick Cernovitch1988-04-21 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/46507a80-aa15-0133-dd80-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Nick Cernovitch1988-04-21