Summerspace (1958): A Film by Charles Atlas

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Summerspace (1958): A Film by Charles Atlas
Additional title: Summerspace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Atlas, Charles (Director)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Costume designer)
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987 (Composer)
Copp, Aaron (Lighting designer)
Cage, John (Musician)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Musician)
Pesle, Benedicte (Producer)
Robert, Martine (Director)
Alaux, Robert (Production manager)
Pamart, Jacques (Photographer)
Chambon, Olivier (Photographer)
Alaux, Robert (Photographer)
Van Franckin, N'Guyen (Videographer)
Bauer, Stéphane (Sound designer)
Thorson, Joshua (Editor)
Moore, Stephan (Associated name)
Knapp, Will (Production manager)
Shaw, Jane Catherine (Production personnel)
Hall, James, 1799 or 1800-1854 (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cage, John (Musical director)
Swinston, Robert (Associated name)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Musical director)
James, Jeffrey (Director)
Carlson, Trevor (Associated name)
Pini, David (Associated name)
Pasanowic, Margaret (Associated name)
Vaughan, David, 1924- (Associated name)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2008
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4503
Modern dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: Cunningham Dance Foundation presents
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on digital file content; statement of responsibility and credits taken from digital file content provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.
Creation/production credits: Merce Cunningham, choreographer; Morton Feldman, composer (Ixion); Robert Rauschenberg, decor and costumes; Aaron Copp, lighting; Charles Atlas, director; John Cage, David Tudor, musicians; Benedicte Pesle, executive producer; Martine Robert, assistant director; Robert Alaux, production manager; Jacques Pamart, director of photography; Olivier Chambon, Robert Alaux, additional cameras; N'Guyen Van Franckin, video assistant; Stephane Bauer, sound; Joshua Thorson, editor; Stephan Moore, sound consultant; Will Knapp, production manager; Aaron Copp, lighting director; Jane Shaw, music recording; James Hall, wardrobe supervisor; Merce Cunningham, artistic director; John Cage, founding music director; Robert Swinston, assistant to the choreographer; Takehisa Kosugi, music director; Jeffrey James, executive director; Trevor Carlson, communications director; David Pini, company manager; Margaret Pasanowic, director of finance; David Vaughan, archivist.
Venue: Recorded 2008. Paris, France.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (22 min.) : sound, color
A film, directed by Charles Atlas, of the Merce Cunningham work Summerspace. This is the PAL format anamorphic version.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 930141595
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20843139
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cf17ba00-8432-0134-c37b-00505686a51c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Summerspace (1958)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2008.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Summerspace (1958)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 3, 2024.

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Summerspace (1958)