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498, 3rd Ave
Additional title: Scramble (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Dancer)
Dilley, Barbara (Dancer)
Neels, Sandra (Dancer)
Riopelle, Yseult (Dancer)
Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)
Reid, Albert (Dancer)
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940- (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (31 min.) -- Reel 2 (19 min.) -- Reel 3 (ca. 34 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7861
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-73
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Telecast, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg.
Content: Titles in German; dialogue chiefly English.
Creation/production credits: Producer, Hansjörg Pauli; director and scenarist, Klaus Wildenhahn; photographer, Rudolf Körosi; sound, Herbert Selk; film editor, Karin Baumhöfner.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 3 film reels (84 min.) ; 16mm.
Shows the activities of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, April to June 1967. During the course of rehearsals for a new work at the Cunningham studio at 498 Third Avenue, New York, Merce Cunningham briefly discusses his ideas, and several dancers speak of their work as members of the company. The work in rehearsal is never shown in completed form in the film, but was later danced in concert under the title Scramble. Featured dancers are Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Barbara Lloyd, Sandra Neels, Yseult Riopelle, Valda Setterfield, Albert Reid, and Gus Solomons, Jr.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY737039099-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12147605
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 84407760-f79b-0130-49c7-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1967: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "498, 3rd Ave" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "498, 3rd Ave" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024.

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498, 3rd Ave