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Slouch [and] Deli commedia: [rehearsal]

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Slouch [and] Deli commedia: [rehearsal]
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)
Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Laudisio, China (Dancer)
Mohr, Matthew D. (Dancer)
Ogan, Banu (Dancer)
Phillips, Jared (Dancer)
Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-07-13
Table of Contents
Slouch [two run-throughs] / rehearsed by Kimberly Bartosik, Lisa Boudreau, Michael Cole, Frédéric Gafner, China Laudisio, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Jenifer Weaver and others (3 min.) -- Deli commedia [version for four dancers] / rehearsed by Lisa Boudreau, China Laudisio, Matthew Mohr, Jared Phillips (7 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2937
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-413 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: SL [i.e. stage left].
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, on July 13, 1995.
Biographical/historical: Slouch was included in Mini-event, peformed as part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's repertory in 1995. The version of Deli commedia rehearsed here is a shortened version for four dancers; Deli commedia, which premiered in 1985, was originally an eighteen-minute piece for five dancers.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (11 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features run-throughs of Slouch and Deli commedia, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16146383
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9ed6f00-b2bb-0131-2ed4-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Slouch [and] Deli commedia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Slouch [and] Deli commedia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 25, 2021.

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Slouch [and] Deli commedia