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Fractions I, 1978
Additional title: Fractions (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
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 (American video artist, active late 20th century) (Videographer)
Hodges, Jeff (Videographer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1884
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from end of video.
Content: Picture quality poor throughout.
Content: 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.
Venue: Recorded 1978 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (33 min.) : sound, black & white ; 1/2 in.
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
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MLA Format

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fractions I, 1978" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Fractions I, 1978 Retrieved from

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Fractions I, 1978