History matters: 1950s, lecture-demonstration and panel discussionAdditional title: Totem ancestor (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Suite for five (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Summerspace (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selectionsAdditional title: Rune (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Cunningham, Merce ()Behrman, David ()Brown, Carolyn, 1927- ()Madoff, Daniel (Dancer)Berger, Alexandra (Dancer)Scott, Jamie (Dancer)Toogood, Melissa (Dancer)Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)Farmer, Holley (Dancer)Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)Munnerlyn, Marcie (Dancer)Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 20070212Other Date: 2007.
Table of ContentsReel 1: Dance excerpts (33 min.) -- Panel discussion (28 min.)Reel 2: Audience Q&A session (13 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3744
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesPanel discusionsLecture-demonstrations
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.Performers: Panelists include David Vaughan, David Behrman, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham.Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group. Totem Ancestor: Daniel Madoff / Septet: Alexandra Berger, Jamie Scott, Joseph Simeone and Melissa Toogood / Suite for five: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Jennifer Goggans and Andrea Weber / Summerspace: Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, Marcie Munnerlyn, Daniel Squire and Andrea Weber / Rune: Brandon Collwes, Holley Farmer, Emma Desjardins, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn and Jamie Scott.Venue: Recorded 2007 February 12 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (74 min.) : sound, colorVideocassette
DescriptionCompany archivist David Vaughan describes this series, organized by Robert Swinston, as a "living archival presentation" of Merce Cunningham's choreography. This program focuses on Cunningham's work from the 1950s and features excerpts of Totem Ancestor, Septet, Suite for Five, Summerspace and Rune performed by MCDC and RUGs dancers. Each performance is followed by a panel discussion featuring David Behrman, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham. For other videos in this series, see *MGZIDF 3745, *MGZIDF 3746, *MGZIDF 3748 and *MGZIDF 3749.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 905872688NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590365Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7406ed30-4b4a-0133-05fb-60f81dd2b63c
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