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Beach birds for camera
Additional title: Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)
Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)
Diamond, Emma (Dancer)
Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Kulick, David (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
McGoldrick, Larissa (Dancer)
Sanderson, Randall (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Teitelbaum, Carol (Dancer)
Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Editor)
Cage, John (Composer)
Caplan, Elliot (Director)
Caplan, Elliot (Editor)
Caplan, Elliot (Designer)
Skinner, Martha (Designer)
Skinner, Martha (Costume designer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Cunningham Dance Foundation (Donor)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991 - 1992
Place: New York
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7152 ; *MGZIDVD 5-2141 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Letterbox format. Filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios and on location at Industria Superstudio, New York, in December 1991. Produced by Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc. Director: Elliot Caplan. Editors: Elliot Caplan and Merce Cunningham. Director of photography: Matthew Williams.
Creation/production credits: Music: John Cage (Four³). Design for film: Elliot Caplan, Tim Nelson, and Matthew Williams, based on the stage design by Martha Skinner.
Performers: Musicians: John D. S. Adams, Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, and David Tudor.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 3 film reels (32 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 35 mm.
Cinedance version of Beach birds, a work originally presented onstage. Begins with a spoken introduction by Merce Cunningham.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946067154-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176140
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8cb42f20-068f-0135-1cfe-1d8273ed9ad8
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Item timeline of events

  • 1991: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Beach birds for camera" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991 - 1992.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Beach birds for camera" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991 - 1992). Beach birds for camera Retrieved from

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Beach birds for camera