Second hand, 1972-02-05Additional title: Second hand (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Cage, John (Composer)Johns, Jasper, 1930- (Costume designer)Nelson, Richard, 1938-1996 (Lighting designer)Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Dancer)Neels, Sandra (Dancer)Harper, Meg (Dancer)Robinson, Chase (Dancer)Dunn, Douglas, 1942- (Dancer)Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)Hayman-Chaffey, Susana (Dancer)Wong, Mel (Dancer)Dove, Ulysses (Dancer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()Brooklyn Academy of Music (Producer)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1972-02-05
Table of ContentsPart I (6 min.) -- Part II (8 min.) -- Part III (17 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1998
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Title and statement of responsibility provided by cataloger, based on program available in *MGZMD 196.Creation/production credits: Original music score (Cheap Imitation) by John Cage; costumes by Jasper Johns; lighting design by Richard Nelson.Performers: Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham, Ulysses Dove, Douglas Dunn, Meg Harper, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Sandra Neels, Chase Robinson, Valda Setterfield and Mel Wong.Venue: Recorded 1972 February 5 Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionVideotape reelExtent: 1 videotape reel (31 min.) : sound, black & white ; 1/2 in.Tracking unstable at start and end; picture quality poor throughout; last 5 min. blank.
DescriptionPart I of Second Hand features Merce Cunningham dancing solo. In Part II, he is joined by Carolyn Brown. Part III is a group dance, during which Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown are joined by several members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20231207Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7e3bcca0-e883-0131-5b40-3c075448cc4b
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