Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham: including his acceptance speech, at the Festival d'Arles, 1989-07-23

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Title
Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham: including his acceptance speech, at the Festival d'Arles, 1989-07-23
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Légion d'honneur (France) (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)
Théâtre Antique (Arles, France) (Host)
Festival d'Arles (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989-07-23
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1234
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Award presentations
Genres
Speeches
Notes
Content: Contains the Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham conducted in French.
Content: Title, date, and location provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original cassette and container.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette, side a: "Cargo X **** Arles ; Theatre Antique ; July 23, 1989". Handwritten note on original cassette, side b: "Award ceremony MCDC". Handwritten note on original cassette container: "Cargo X ; Theatre Antique ; Arles ; 1988 ; Cargo - Excellent! 11/27/89".
Content: Side a of the archival original cassette contains a performance recording of Merce Cunningham's Cargo X (1989), and can be streamed at: http://link.nypl.org/C0S-vhnERCKcTuwXRwBL_wX
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: C034.
Venue: Recorded in, Arles, France, 1989 July 23.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audio cassette (38 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is fair; at times the speakers are difficult to hear (but mostly audible) due to their distance from the recording microphone, and there are long recording silences throughout the recording.
Description
Begins abruptly, unidentified speaker introduces the ceremony and Merce Cunningham, ca. 0:00-1:09 ; [recording silence 1:10-1:55] ; speaker continues, ca. 1:56-2:09 ; [applause, recording silence (possible dance demonstration), applause, ca. 2:10-3:43] ; speaker continues, ca. 4:24-5:20 ; [applause and recording silence, ca. 5:21-5:53] ; unidentified speaker awards Merce Cunningham, ca. 5:54-9:50 [low volume due to the speaker's distance from the microphone] ; Merce Cunningham's acceptance speech (in French), ca. 10:23-12:47 ; [applause and background audience sounds, ca. 12:48-17:10].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 904256594
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20539377
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 769fddf0-b88a-0133-0152-60f81dd2b63c
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7ae700e0-b88a-0133-d2af-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7ae700e0-b88a-0133-d2af-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1989). Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7ae700e0-b88a-0133-d2af-60f81dd2b63c

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Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham