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Rune: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Rune (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Laudisio, China (Dancer)
Ogan, Banu (Dancer)
Rumsey, Glen (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-04-06
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2934
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-410 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: SR [i.e. stage right].
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, on Apr. 6, 1995.
Biographical/historical: Rune, which premiered in 1959, with a musical score by Christian Wolff, was revived by Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Mar. 1995.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features a run-through of Rune, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. Chris Komar, off-camera, gives cues and speaks the counts for some sections as they are rehearsed. The run-through lasts 27 min. The last 3 min. of the video features retakes of short sections of the piece.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16146380
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ba4ee820-b2bb-0131-4aaa-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1995: Created
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rune" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rune" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 14, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1995). Rune Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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