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Duets: [rehearsal for Dance in America]

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Duets: [rehearsal for Dance in America]
Additional title: Duets (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce
Barrow, Helen
Finlayson, Victoria
Good, Alan
Kerr, Catherine
Komar, Chris
Kulick, David
Lent, Patricia
O'Connor, Dennis
Remley, Rob
Santimyer, Kristy
Swinston, Robert
Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987
Table of Contents
Disc 1 (17 min.) -- Disc 2 (34 min.) -- Disc 3 (28 min.) -- Disc 4 (32 min.) -- Disc 5 (14 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1775
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-1425
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Performers: Rehearsed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, including Helen Barrow, Rob Remley, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Robert Swinston, Karen Radford[?], Chris Komar, Patricia Lent, David Kulick, Kristy Santimyer, Dennis O'Connor.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, without music, at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, June 1987.
Biographical/historical: Balanchine and Cunningham: an evening at American Ballet Theatre was broadcast Feb. 5, 1988 on WNET.
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Physical Description
Extent: 5 videocassettes (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, color, black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
These rehearsals of Duets were made in preparation for a presentation of the ballet performed by American Ballet Theater on the television program Dance in America. Disc 1 contains a complete run-through and the remaining discs contain retakes of excerpts, with discussion of camerawork.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16430244
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 062e74c0-2be4-0137-62b8-499a885bcc1b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1987: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Duets" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Duets" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Duets Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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