Backstage at the Paris Opera: Scenario and Installations [excerpt], 1998 January 11 & 17Additional title: Scenario (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Installations (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Richard, Donna (Videographer)Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)Caley, Thomas (Dancer)Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)Farmer, Holley (Dancer)Fason, Maydelle (Dancer)Freebury, Jean (Dancer)Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)Mohr, Matthew (Dancer)Ogan, Banu (Dancer)Phillips, Jared (Dancer)Rumsey, Glen (Dancer)Steele, Jeannie K (Dancer)Swan, Derry (Dancer)Swinston, Robert (Dancer)Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Composer)Trimpin, 1951- (Composer)Pesle, Bénédicte (Host)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1998-01-11Date Created: 1998-01-17
Table of ContentsBackstage (17 min.) -- Scenario [shot from backstage] (43 min.) -- Bénédicte [Pesle] & Arlette's home (6 min.) -- Rehearsal at the Paris Opera (4 min.) -- Installations [excerpt - shot from backstage] (3 min.) -- Backstage [showing Pond way backdrop] (4 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1767
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesInterviews
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label; statement of responsibility and credits taken from documents provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.Content: Footage of Scenario and Installations shot from backstage with a hand-held camera by company director Donna Richard.Creation/production credits: Scenario: music (Wave Code A-Z) by Takehisa Kosugi.Creation/production credits: Installations: music (Thirteenstitches) by Trimpin.Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Scenario: Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Michael Cole, Holly Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, Foofwa d'Imobilité (Frédéric Gafner), Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Glen Rumsey, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien / Installations: Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Michael Cole, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, Foofwa d'Imobilité (Frédéric Gafner), Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Glen Rumsey, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.Venue: Recorded 1998 January 11 & 17 Paris Opera & Bénédicte [Pesle] & Arlette's home, Paris, France.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (77 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 897053546NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20488464Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 78e2e1d0-66ad-0132-676b-3c075448cc4b
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