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Torse: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Kovich, Robert (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Roess-Smith, Julie (Dancer)
Ensminger, Morgan (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1958
Modern dance
Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Nightwandering (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: Upstage.
Performers: Rehearsed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, including Robert Kovich, Chris Komar, Julie Roess-Smith, Morgan Ensminger, and others.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Feb. 1976.
Biographical/historical: Torse premiered Jan. 13, 1976.
Content: With: Septet [and] Nightwandering (53 min.) Total time: 105 min.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (52 min.) : sound, black and white
This video features a studio run-through of Torse, without music. The remainder of the video features performances of Septet and Nightwandering.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16140527
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 97314690-3139-0132-79f8-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Torse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Torse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 4, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Torse Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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