[Merce] Cunningham [interviewed] by Nancy Dalva

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Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Interviewee)
Dalva, Nancy (Interviewer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2005-02-09
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3743
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Roaratorio (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Artistic collaboration
Arts -- Experimental methods
Modern dance
Content: Title taken from original container label.
Venue: Recorded 2005 February 9 New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (95 min.) : sound, color
Nancy Dalva interviews Merce Cunningham. Topics discussed include: Beach Birds; the nature of titles; Ocean; the idea of location and place within Cunningham's choreography; seeing dance from the perspectives of dancer and spectator; the notion of chance; using chance operations and the I-Ching; rhythmic phrasing; Cunningham's artistic comadery with Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, John Cage and the Black Mountain School; the influence of scientific thought and discovery on Cunningham's choreography; Roaratorio. In closing, Cunningham discusses plans of filming Ocean and the inherent challenges of documenting a work in the round.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 905922266
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590874
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5fa6e770-4b4a-0133-6a95-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[Merce] Cunningham [interviewed] by Nancy Dalva" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/612e0690-4b4a-0133-bfe5-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[Merce] Cunningham [interviewed] by Nancy Dalva" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/612e0690-4b4a-0133-bfe5-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). [Merce] Cunningham [interviewed] by Nancy Dalva Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/612e0690-4b4a-0133-bfe5-60f81dd2b63c

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[Merce] Cunningham [interviewed] by Nancy Dalva