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Fluid canvas [and] Split sides, Oct. 17, 2003

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Fluid canvas [and] Split sides, Oct. 17, 2003
Additional title: Fluid canvas (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Split sides (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
King, John, 1953 November 28- (Composer)
Downie, Marc. (Designer)
Eshkar, Shelley (Designer)
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- (Designer)
Ingalls, James F. (Lighting designer)
Heishman, Robert (Designer)
Yass, Catherine, 1963- (Designer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Cunningham, Paige. (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Kirschner, Mandy (Dancer)
Minato, Koji (Dancer)
Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S. (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Radiohead (Musical group)
Sigur Rós (Musical group)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2003
Table of Contents
Fluid canvas [excerpts] (13 min.) -- Split sides (45 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3631
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2033 (former)
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company ; choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Creation/production credits: Fluid canvas. Music by John King. Video design by Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting design by James F. Ingalls.
Creation/production credits: Split sides. Music by Radiohead and Sigur Ros. Decor by Robert Heishman and Catherine Yass.
Performers: Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Mandy Kirschner, Koji Minato, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.
Venue: Recorded in performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, on Oct. 17, 2003.
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 streaming video file (58 min.)
Sd., col.
This performance was part of a program celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. An excerpt from Fluid canvas is filmed in close-ups. A complete performance of Split sides is filmed in wide shot.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16529335
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c33ec7b0-314e-0132-b8cf-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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  • 2003: Issued
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fluid canvas [and] Split sides" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fluid canvas [and] Split sides" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2003). Fluid canvas [and] Split sides Retrieved from

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Fluid canvas [and] Split sides