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eyeSpace: a film
Additional title: EyeSpace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Atlas, Charles (Director)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)
Cunningham, Julie Dawn (Dancer)
Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)
Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)
Munnerlyn, Marcie (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)
Toogood, Melissa (Dancer)
Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)
Rouse, Mikel (Composer)
Samelson, Henry (Designer)
Samelson, Henry (Costume designer)
Behrman, David (Composer)
Arsham, Daniel, 1980- (Designer)
Arsham, Daniel, 1980- (Costume designer)
Johnson, Josh (Lighting designer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2006
Date Created: 2007
Table of Contents
eyeSpace 20 (22 min.) -- eyeSpace 40 (41 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4491
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title, statement of responsibility and credits appear on-screen at the beginning of each video.
Creation/production credits: eyeSpace 20: music (International Cloud Atlas) by Mikel Rouse; decor (Blues Arrive Not Anticipating What Transpires Even Between Themselves) and costumes by Henry Samelson; lighting by Josh Johnson.
Creation/production credits: eyeSpace 40: music (Long Throw) by David Behrman; decor (ODE/EON) and costumes by Daniel Arsham; lighting by Josh Johnson.
Venue: Recorded 2006 & 2007 locations not identified.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 2 video files (63 min.) : sound, color
From the dance detail on the Merce Cunningham Trust website ( accessed on 2/19/2015: "eyeSpace existed in three different versions: one of twenty minutes' duration, and two of forty minutes. The dance in the 20-minute version comprised three sections: a quartet, a series of three trios of which the first two overlapped, and a duet. Mikel Rouse's score incorporated the use of iPod Shuffle mp3 players and an environmental soundscape performed live by one or two musicians, projected throughout the theater. Members of the audience could listen to the music on iPods (available on loan) or, if they preferred, to the ambient sound component (without headphones). Henry Samelson's decor backdrop suggested an imaginary landscape painted in bright colors. The costumes were unitards in various shades of blue. A fourth version of the dance combined the choreography and Samelson decor of eyeSpace 20' with both the Behrman and Lockwood scores of eyeSpace 40'. This version was performed only once at Brown Theatre, Kentucky Center, Louisville, KY on 23 March 2007."
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 904257484
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20539392
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bb8e7a50-4b48-0133-2703-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 2006: Created (Approximate)
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "eyeSpace" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2006 - 2007.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "eyeSpace" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2006 - 2007). eyeSpace Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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