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Ocean: dress rehearsal

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Title
Ocean: dress rehearsal
Additional title: Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)
Caley, Thomas (Dancer)
Diamond, Emma (Dancer)
Freebury, Jean (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Laudisio, China (Dancer)
Mohr, Matthew. (Dancer)
Bartosik, Kimberly (Dancer)
Ogan, Banu (Dancer)
Phillips, Jared (Dancer)
Rumsey, Glen (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Weaver, Jenifer (Dancer)
Cage, John (Conceptor)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Culver, Andrew, 1953- (Composer)
Skinner, Marsha (Designer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994-05-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2927
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-1441 (former)
Topics
Rehearsals
Modern dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Notes
Venue: Videotaped in dress rehearsal at the Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium, on May 17, 1994.
Biographical/historical: Ocean was originally conceived by Merce Cunningham and John Cage, based on the writings of James Joyce. It was completed after Cage's death with music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on Cage's ideas. It premiered at the Cirque Royal, Belgium, May 18, 1994.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (124 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
The dress rehearsal of Ocean begins at 15 min. into video. The first 15 min. of the video features footage of dancers rehearsing and warming up individually. The last 20 min. of the video features footage of musicians and crew discussing the rehearsal and Merce Cunningham giving comments to the dancers.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16443969
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d725f1b0-e874-0131-a2d2-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ocean" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d725f1b0-e874-0131-a2d2-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ocean" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d725f1b0-e874-0131-a2d2-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1994). Ocean Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d725f1b0-e874-0131-a2d2-3c075448cc4b

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Ocean