Beacon event: performance and post-performance discussion, 2008-01-12Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation CollectionAdditional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (choreographer.)Cunningham, Merce (interviewee.)Cooke, Lynne (interviewer.)Carlson, Trevor (speaker.)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (dancer.)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 20080112Other Date: 2008.
Table of ContentsOpening announcements from Trevor Carlson (3 min.) -- Event performance (40 min.) -- post-performance discussion [part 1] (50 min.) -- post-performance discussion [part 2] (3 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3664
TopicsChoreographyAleatory musicArt -- 20th century
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceMusicVideoFilmed danceFilmed performancesFilmed interviewsInterviews
NotesStatement of responsibility: choreography by Merce Cunningham.Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from documents provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.Note on original container: "Left room".Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company.Venue: Recorded 2008 January 12 The Warhol Room, DIA: Beacon Riggio Galleries, Beacon, New York.System details: Streaming video.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming video files (97 min) : sound, color
DescriptionThis recording shows the left stage of an Event that took place on two adjacent stages, separated by a doorway. The Warhol Room is shown. Following this Event, DIA Arts Foundation curator Lynne Cooke interviews Merce Cunningham. In the interview, Merce Cunningham discusses the origin of his Events, the first Event performance in Vienna and the audience's reaction to that performance. He goes on to discuss some of the more unconventional performance spaces in which his Events took place throughout the years, how he structures the Events and his use of chance operations, among other topics. The interview is followed by questions from the audience.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 897053957NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20488473Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4a76910-66a5-0132-f3f4-3c075448cc4b
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