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History matters: 1970s, lecture-demonstration and panel discussion
Additional title: Signals (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Additional title: Locale (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Panelist)
Setterfield, Valda (Panelist)
Cornfield, Ellen (Panelist)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)
Squire, Daniel S (Dancer)
Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Cunningham, Julie Dawn (Dancer)
Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Madoff, Daniel (Dancer)
Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)
Munnerlyn, Marcie (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2007-09-18
Table of Contents
Reel 1 [Signals] (24 min.) -- Reel 2 [Locale] (15 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3748
Modern dance
Teaching demonstrations
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussions
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Signals [live excerpt]: Lisa Boudreau, Brandon Collwes, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, Daniel Squire and Andrea Weber / Locale [live excerpt]: Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Brandon Collwes, Julie Cunningham, Emma Desjardins, Jennifer Goggans, Holley Farmer, Daniel Madoff, Koji Mizuta, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn, Daniel Squire, Robert Swinston and Andrea Weber.
Venue: Recorded 2007 September 18 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (39 min.) : sound, color
Company archivist David Vaughan describes this series, organized by Robert Swinston, as a "living archival presentation" of Merce Cunningham's choreography. This program focuses on Cunningham's work from the 1970s and includes a video clip of Signals, as well as excerpts from Signals and Locale performed live by MCDC dancers. Each clip or performance is followed by a panel discussion about the piece. Panelists include Valda Setterfield, Ellen Cornfield and Merce Cunningham; David Vaughan moderates. For other videos in this series, see *MGZIDF 3744, *MGZIDF 3745, *MGZIDF 3746 and *MGZIDF 3749.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 905872849
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590368
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5037340-4b4a-0133-2edd-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "History matters" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2007.

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