John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying itAdditional title: In the name of the holocaust (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Minutiae (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCage, John (Composer)Cunningham, MerceRockwell, John (Commentator)Kostelanetz, Richard (Commentator)Tomkins, Calvin, 1925- (Commentator)Anderson, Laurie, 1947- (Commentator)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Commentator)Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Commentator)Ono, Yōko (Commentator)Castelli, Leo (Commentator)Perlis, Vivian (Producer)Miller, Allan (Producer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1990
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8676Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3220 (former)
TopicsCage, JohnCunningham, MerceDuchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)Composers -- United StatesArtistic collaborationComposition (Music)Music -- United States
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imagebiographiesBiography
NotesCo-produced by the Music Project for Television, WNET/NY, and Lola Films. Telecast on WNET/NY's American Masters series (program #509). Producer/writer: Vivian Perlis. Director/co-producer/editor: Allan Miller. Executive producer: Susan Lacy. Narrator: Patricia Denk Powers.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (59 min.) : sound, color ; with B&w sequences; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDocumentary on the life and work of composer John Cage. His contributions to twentieth-century music are assessed, particularly his invention of the prepared piano, use of chance as a compositional tool, and collaboration with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Commentators include John Rockwell, Richard Kostelanetz, Yoko Ono, Calvin Tomkins, Laurie Anderson, Leo Castelli, and David Tudor. Cage, Cunningham, and artist Robert Rauschenberg also comment directly upon their work. Of special interest to dancers are footage of Cunningham dancing and performing in Cage's work Speech, and an excerpt from Cunningham's Minutiae, danced by Karole Armitage, Ellen Cornfield, Morgan Grey, Meg Harper, Chris Komar, and Julie Roess-Smith.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY926024592-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172051Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1e67b570-8b37-0135-affc-2d8f28999357
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