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Title
History matters: 1950s, lecture-demonstration and panel discussion
Additional title: Totem ancestor (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Suite for five (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Summerspace (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Rune (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Panelist)
Behrman, David (Panelist)
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Panelist)
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 (Dancer)
Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group (Dancer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2007-02-12
Table of Contents
Reel 1: Dance excerpts (33 min.) -- Panel discussion (28 min.) |||| Reel 2: Audience Q session (13 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3744
Topics
Modern dance
Teaching demonstrations
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussions
Lectures
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Performers: Panelists include David Vaughan, David Behrman, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham.
Venue: Recorded 2007 February 12 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (74 min.) : sound, color
Description
Company 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 905872688
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590365
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7406ed30-4b4a-0133-05fb-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2007. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/75f84720-4b4a-0133-f8a8-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/75f84720-4b4a-0133-f8a8-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2007). History matters Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/75f84720-4b4a-0133-f8a8-60f81dd2b63c

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History matters