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Breakers: [rehearsal]

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Breakers: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Breakers (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)
Caley, Thomas (Dancer)
Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)
Diamond, Emma (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1993
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2918
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-403 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: SR [i.e. stage right].
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, on Sept. 17, 1993.
Biographical/historical: Breakers was created under the auspices of the John F. Kennedy Center Ballet Commissioning Program, for the Boston Ballet, for a Fall 1993 premiere in Washington, D.C. Due to an orchestra strike, the actual premiere was by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Mar. 1994.
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Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features a run-through of Breakers, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The rehearsal is filmed from an angle that does not show the entire studio. For another recording of the same rehearsal filmed from another angle (stage left), see *MGZIDF 2919.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16143597
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 595cb720-b2bb-0131-17da-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1993: Issued
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Breakers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Breakers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 19, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1993). Breakers Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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