OceanAdditional title: Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)Caley, Thomas (Dancer)Freebury, Jean (Dancer)Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)Laudisio, China (Dancer)Mohr, Matthew. (Dancer)Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)Ogan, Banu (Dancer)Phillips, Jared (Dancer)Rumsey, Glen (Dancer)Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)Swan, Derry (Dancer)Swinston, Robert (Dancer)Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)Cage, John (Conceptor)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)Culver, Andrew, 1953- (Composer)Skinner, Marsha (Designer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1996
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3103Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-372 (former)
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company; choreography by Merce Cunningham; music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on a conception of John Cage.Filmed in wide shot.Creation/production credits: Design and lighting: Marsha Skinner.Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Kimberly Bartosik, Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Michael Cole, Jean Freebury, Frédéric Gafner, China Laudisio, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Glen Rumsey, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.Venue: Videotaped at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, New York City, on Aug. 2, 1996.Biographical/historical: Ocean was originally conceived by Merce Cunningham and John Cage, based on the writings of James Joyce. It was completed after Cage's death with music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on Cage's ideas. It premiered at the Cirque Royal, Belgium, May 18, 1994.Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Physical DescriptionElectronic resource1 streaming video file (97 min.)Sd., col.
DescriptionThe video begins with 3 min. of footage of dancers warming up preceding the performance of Ocean.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16298373Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 77cf6360-313f-0132-9fe2-3c075448cc4b
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