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Event: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Composer)
Russ, Andrew (Composer)
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (Designer)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Designer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Cunningham, Paige C. (Paige Comstock) (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Kirschner, Mandy (Dancer)
Minato, Koji (Dancer)
Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S. (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. (Associated name)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003-07-31
Table of Contents
Reel 1: Two camera live mix (83 min.) -- Reel 2: camera A, wide shot (83 min.) -- Reel 3: camera B, close shot (83 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3120
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2111 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Credits at beginning of each video.
Content: V.P.M. containers P207A & P207B and their corresponding digital files are mislabeled. P207A should be wide shot, and P207B should be close shot.
Content: These videos feature three recordings of a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Reel 2 is filmed in wide shot, reel 3 is filmed in close shot, and reel 1 contains mixed footage from reels 2 and 3.
Creation/production credits: Lighting design: Josh Johnson. Costumes by James Hall.
Venue: Recorded in performance in the Ted Shawn Theatre, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Mass., on July 31, 2003.
Biographical/historical: Merce Cunningham's Events consist of a selection from his group and solo works performed to music and decor specially arranged for that event. Each event is performed only once, and not meant to be repeated.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (VHS) (249 min.) : sound, color
This Event contains material from Locale, Trails, Fielding sixes, Changing steps, Aeon, Installations, Way station, Overpopulation, Scenario, Roaratorio.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16547410
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 699c3330-3140-0132-39b6-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
This item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Item timeline of events

  • 2003: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Event" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Event" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2020.

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