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Phrases: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Phrases (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Greenberg, Neil, 1959- (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
Remley, Rob (Dancer)
Schroder, Kevin (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Quinn, Susan (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1983
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-962 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: stage left.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Feb. 1985.
Biographical/historical: Phrases premiered Mar. 5, 1985, with a musical score by David Tudor.
Content: On reel with: Native green, rehearsal (16 min.) Total time: 46 min.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (46min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
This video features a studio run-through of Phrases, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The remainder of the video features a rehearsal of Native green.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16140572
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d7412690-b2b9-0131-0cf9-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1985: Created
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Phrases" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Phrases" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 19, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). Phrases Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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