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Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake: on the Linda Belans show (Radio program), WUNC, 1996-06-22

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Title
Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake: on the Linda Belans show (Radio program), WUNC, 1996-06-22
Additional title: Linda Belans show (Radio program)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Belans, Linda (Host)
Cunningham, Merce (Interviewee)
Dendy, Mark (Interviewee)
Otake, Eiko (Interviewee)
WUNC (Radio station : Chapel Hill, N.C.) (Broadcaster)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1996-06-22
Date Created: 1996-06-22
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1465
Topics
Cage, John
Cunningham, Merce
Dendy, Mark
Graham, Martha
Otake, Eiko
Otake, Takashi Koma
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
River (Choreographic work : Eiko and Koma)
Untitled solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Choreography
Music and dance
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Host Linda Belans interviews Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake for broadcast by radio station WUNC FM, on its series the Linda Belans show; on the occasion of the American Dance Festival at Duke University.
Content: Title, date and location provided by cataloger based on audition, and handwritten and printed note on original cassette.
Content: Handwritten and printed note on original cassette: "The Linda Belans Show #31 - Dance ; 6-22-96 ; WUNC 91.5 FM ; WUNC Radio, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.".
Venue: Broadcast on WUNC radio station, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1996 June 22.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (56 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is mostly good; there is slight distortion throughout the recordings.
Description
Streaming file 1, side a: Host Linda Belans introduces the program and her guests, Merce Cunningham and Mark Dendy; [ca. 1:25] Merce Cunningham speaks with Belans about dancing with Martha Graham; John Cage's influence and their first concert together; time as a structure in choreography; use of the I-Ching [Yi jing] in his choreography; he tells an anecdote about David Tudor and rehearsing Untitled solo (1953) at Black Mountain College; using chance operations in his choreography; the creative and social climate of Black Mountain College in the late 1940s; learning tap dance from his first dance teacher Mrs. [Maude] Barrett as a child in Centralia, Washington; his familiy and childhood; his love of plants; an anecdote on his plant caretaker while he is away on tours; the importance of dancers to develop balance of discipline and freedom; using chance operations to determine the facings of dancers in Ocean (1994); ends abruptly. Streaming file 2, side b: Merce Cunningham continues to speak with Linda Belans about using the LifeForms computer software in his choreographic process; he talks about Events and, in particular, the upcoming Event at the American Dance Festival; Belans speaks about her admiration for CRWDSPCR (1993); [ca. 3:55, the interview ends]; Belans introduces Mark Dendy, his career, and his involvement with the American Dance Festival; Mark Dendy speaks with Belans about his interest in the theater as a space, creating performance in unusual places, and "deconstructing" the theater space; he describes his plans for using the theater space in his new work; [ca. 13:03-17:11, recording of Dendy directing a rehearsal for a challenging technical component to his new work]; Dendy speaks about dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble [the training company] including an anecdote about a rehearsal with Graham; he speaks about other influences on his work including Pooh Kaye, Ruby Shang, and Jane Comfort; Belans concludes the interview, ca. 20:33; Belans makes an announcement about the 1996 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, and briefly introduces recipients Eiko and Koma Otake; Eiko Otake speaks with Belans [in a phone interview] about the award; Eiko speaks about plans for the upcoming performance of River; previous performances of River; Belans makes concluding announcements.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 932895161
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20861316
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 66cb76a0-b949-0133-438f-3c07547a230f
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1996. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b44570-b949-0133-9ce1-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b44570-b949-0133-9ce1-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1996). Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b44570-b949-0133-9ce1-3c07547a230f

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Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, and Eiko Otake