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Jacob's Pillow Gala 2009 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award: Merce Cunningham Presentation and Acceptance

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Title
Jacob's Pillow Gala 2009 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award: Merce Cunningham Presentation and Acceptance
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Swinston, Robert (Choreographer)
Baff, Ella (Speaker)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Presenter)
Cunningham, Merce (Interviewee)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2009
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3735
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Award presentations
Dance schools
Modern dance
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives.
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label
Performers: Merce Cunningham, interviewee; Ella Baff, presenter, Robert Stimson, award accepter.
Venue: Recorded 2009. The Berkshires, Massachusetts.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Videodisc
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (19 min) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Description
The presentation of the 1999 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Dance Award to Merce Cunningham. The exact date is uncertain, but was shortly before Cunningham's death on July 26th of that year. Cunningham and his company had a long association, dating back to 1955, with the institution. An introduction by Ella Baff, executive director of Jacob's Pillow, is followed by a brief documentary especially produced for the event. (5:15) While significant parts of the film are comprised of clips from unidentified previous documentaries, new material with Cunningham is shown in which he discusses his dance company's sometimes prickly but mutually respectful relationship with dancer/choreographer Ted Shawn, founder of Jacob's Pillow. The award is then presented, along with, as Baff notes, "$25,000 that the artist may use in any way they choose." Cunningham was unable to attend in person, but accepts via a pretaped segment, apparently taped during a recent prior visit to Jacob's Pillow. (12:00) Robert Swinston, Cunningham's co-choreographer and "second-in-command", as well as a former scholarship student at Jacob's Pillow, then comes to the stage to accept the award in Cunningham's stead. (15:20)
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 922889618
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20809318
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4412f550-a9ae-0133-d72a-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jacob's Pillow Gala 2009 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2009. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4fde6a50-a9ae-0133-59d9-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jacob's Pillow Gala 2009 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 15, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4fde6a50-a9ae-0133-59d9-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2009). Jacob's Pillow Gala 2009 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4fde6a50-a9ae-0133-59d9-60f81dd2b63c

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Jacob's Pillow Gala 2009 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award