Fractions I, 1978

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Fractions I, 1978
Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Additional title: Fractions (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (choreographer.)
Armitage, Karole (dancer.)
Burns, Louise Ann (dancer.)
Conley, Graham (dancer.)
Cornfield, Ellen (dancer.)
Eginton, Meg (dancer.)
Fox, Lisa (dancer.)
Komar, Chris (dancer.)
Kovich, Robert (dancer.)
Atlas, Charles (director.)
Gibson, Jon (composer.)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (designer.)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (costume designer.)
Caplan, Elliot (videographer.)
Daly, Scott (videographer.)
Hodges, Jeff (videographer.)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (dancer.)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1978
Other Date: 1978.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1884
two-dimensional moving image
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: directed by Charles Atlas ; choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from end of video.
Picture quality poor throughout.
Time code visible in bottom right of picture.
Creation/production credits: Music (Equal Distribution) by Jon Gibson; set and costumes by Mark Lancaster; videography by Elliot Caplan, Scott Daly and Jeff Hodges.
Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Karole Armitage, Louise Burns, Graham Conley, Ellen Cornfield, Meg Eginton, Lisa Fox, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich.
Venue: Recorded 1978 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
System details: Streaming video.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (33 min) : sound, black & white
From the dance detail on the Merce Cunningham Trust website: "With 'Fractions I' Merce Cunningham was interested in having several actions appear at the same time on the screen. Television monitors were incorporated into the dance which showed details of the dance movements being danced or different movements altogether. Filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth, New York, NY."
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 892925903
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20313152
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c6cd95a0-645f-0132-cda6-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Captured
  • 1978: Other
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fractions I, 1978" The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fractions I, 1978" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 17, 2019.

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Fractions I, 1978