Joyce Q&A Post-Performance, 2006-10-11

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Joyce Q&A Post-Performance, 2006-10-11
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Panelist)
Vaughan, David, 1924- (Panelist)
Hill, Joanne Robinson (Moderator)
Samelson, Henry (Artist)
Gallo, Suzanne (Costume designer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2006-10-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3730
EyeSpace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Modern dance
Panel discussions
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label
Venue: Recorded 2006, October 11 New York City.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (25 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A Q&A following a performance of the pieces 'Eyespace' and 'Crises' at New York's Joyce Theater by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Participants include choreoographer/dancer Merce Cunningham, MCDC archivist David Vaughan, and moderator/Director of Education at the Joyce, Joanne Robinson Hill. The music for the first piece, Eyespace', was loaded onto IPods, allowing each audience member to select the section of the score they'd hear at any given time during the dance. Cunningham begins by discussing the process of creating the dance for a piece structured in this way. (2:00) He then responds to a question regarding the use of the Dance Forms computer software in choreographing this dance. (3:45) An audience member asks a question regarding the growth in size of the Cunningham dance corps since the piece 'Crises' was first performed in the 1960s, and Cunningham addresses the differences between creating choreography for a smaller versus a larger group of dancers. (5:30) This is followed by a discussion of the costuming for the Event and the choices made by costumer Suzanne Gallo. (8:34) This is followed by a discussion of the painted backdrop created for the Eyespace performance by Brooklyn artist Henry Samelson.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 922889615
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20809316
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bcff20c0-a9ad-0133-e437-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Joyce Q&A Post-Performance, 2006-10-11" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2006.

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Joyce Q&A Post-Performance, 2006-10-11