Legion d'Honneur award ceremony for Merce Cunningham: including his acceptance speech, at the Festival d'Arles, 1989-07-23
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Légion d'honneur (France) (Associated name)Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)Théâtre Antique (Arles, France) (Host)Festival d'Arles (Associated name)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1989-07-23
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1234
TopicsCunningham, MerceMerce Cunningham Dance CompanyAward presentations
NotesContent: 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_wXNumbering: 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 DescriptionExtent: 1 audio cassette (38 minutes) : analogSound 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.
DescriptionBegins 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 904256594NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20539377Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 769fddf0-b88a-0133-0152-60f81dd2b63c
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