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Fluid canvas, Oct. 14, 2003
Additional title: Fluid canvas (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
King, John, 1953 November 28- (Composer)
Downie, Marc. (Designer)
Eshkar, Shelley (Designer)
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- (Designer)
Ingalls, James F. (Lighting designer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Cunningham, Paige. (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Freebury, Jean (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Kirschner, Mandy (Dancer)
Minato, Koji (Dancer)
Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S. (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003-10-14
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3628
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2053 (former)
Cunningham, Merce
Modern dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Sound and picture are damaged between 1 and 2 min. into the video. The recording of Fluid canvas is very dark.
Creation/production credits: Music by John King. Video design by Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting design by James F. Ingalls.
Venue: Recorded in performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, on Oct. 14, 2003.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (38 min.) : sound, color
This performance of Fluid canvas was part of a program celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The recording begins with a brief speech in honor of the occasion; Cunningham and Carolyn Brown, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and others then throw dice to determine the order of music for the evening's program. The performance of Fluid canvas begins at 8 min. into the video.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16529326
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82ef8720-314e-0132-aece-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fluid canvas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fluid canvas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2003). Fluid canvas Retrieved from

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Fluid canvas