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Grand Central dances
Additional title: Grand Central dances (Choreographic work)
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Available light (Choreographic work : Childs)
Additional title: Fenestrations (Choreographic work : Koplowitz)
Additional title: Terminal triptych (Choreographic work : Thompson)
Bernhardt, Elise (Conceptor)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Moschen, Michael (Performer)
Koplowitz, Stephan (Choreographer)
Petit, Philippe, 1949- (Performer)
Thompson, Paul Andrew (Choreographer)
Thompson, Paul Andrew (Dancer)
Thompson, Paul Andrew (Commentator)
Giovannetti, Tony (Lighting designer)
Adams, John, 1947- (Composer)
Shamask, Ronaldus (Costume designer)
Emmons, Beverly (Lighting designer)
Childs, Lucinda (Choreographer)
Chumley, Norris J. (Producer)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Composer)
Pugliese, Michael (Composer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Killian, Scott (Composer)
Cohen, Madeline (Costume designer)
Freudenheim, Jack (Composer)
Sandhaus, Richard (Lighting designer)
Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Performer)
Lucinda Childs Dance Company (Performer)
Stephan Koplowitz and Company (Performer)
Troop Three (Company) (Performer)
Dancing in the Streets/USA (Associated name)
Bernhardt, Elise (Conceptor)
Cunningham, Merce (Commentator)
Koplowitz, Stephan (Composer)
Koplowitz, Stephan (Dancer)
Koplowitz, Stephan (Commentator)
Petit, Philippe, 1949- (Commentator)
Giovannetti, Tony (Commentator)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-10-09 - 1987-10-10
Date Issued: 1989
Table of Contents
DANCE EXCERPTS: Event. Choreography: Merce Cunningham. Music: Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor. Perf. by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. -- Terminal triptych. Choreography: Paul Thompson and Troop Three. Music: Scott Killian (original music), Beethoven, Mozart, Bartók, and pop-rock melange. Costumes: Madeline Cohen, Swatch (body wear). Perf. by Paul Thompson and Troop Three. -- Fenestrations. Choreography: Stephan Koplowitz. Score compiled and created by Koplowitz and Jack Freudenheim. Costumes: Swatch. Lighting: Tony Giovannetti. Perf. by Stephan Koplowitz and Company. -- Available light: Part I. Choreography: Lucinda Childs. Music: John Adams. Costumes: Ronaldus Shamask. Lighting: Beverly Emmons. Perf. by the Lucinda Childs Dance Company. -- Michael Moschen. Lasers: Richard Sandhaus of Science Faction Corporation. -- Philippe Petit.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8853
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3494 (former)
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced by Magnetic Arts, inc. Producers: Norris J. Chumley, Donna Drewes. Director: Norris J. Chumley.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on Grand Central dances, a performance event conceived, produced, and directed by Elise Bernhardt of Dancing in the Streets, and presented in Grand Central Terminal, New York, on October 9 and 10, 1987. Participants were the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, juggler Michael Moschen, Stephan Koplowitz and Company, highwire artist Philippe Petit, and Paul Thompson/Troop Three. Statistics and views of the terminal are followed by scenes of preparations and rehearsals for the event. Merce Cunningham, Stephan Koplowitz, Tony Giovannetti (the event's director of production), Philippe Petit, and Paul Thompson share their observations of working in the space. Organizer Elise Bernhardt discusses the program's inspiration. Comments are also offered by Peter E. Stangl and Susan Gilbert of Metro-North Commuter Railroad.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926067162-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12173526
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72be5390-900a-0135-5aba-31469571ee39
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Item timeline of events

  • 1987: Created (Approximate)
  • 1989: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Grand Central dances" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987 - 1987.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Grand Central dances" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2022.

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Grand Central dances