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Westbeth: rough edit video piece, 1975
Additional title: Westbeth (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Cunningham, Merce (Director)
Atlas, Charles (Director)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Costume designer)
Attix, Karen (Dancer)
Harper, Meg (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Mehl, Brynar (Dancer)
Roess-Smith, Julie (Dancer)
Cornfield, Ellen (Dancer)
Kerr, Cathy (Dancer)
Kovich, Robert (Dancer)
Moulton, Charles, 1954- (Dancer)
Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)
Titus, George (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1930
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title and statement of responsibility provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Content: Time code visible in bottom right of picture.
Content: Last 4 min. of video features rehearsal footage, otherwise unidentified.
Performers: Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Karen Attix, Meg Harper, Chris Komar, Brynar Mehl, Julie Roess-Smith, Ellen Cornfield, Merce Cunningham, Cathy Kerr, Robert Kovich, Charles Moulton, Valda Setterfield, and George Titus.
Venue: Recorded 1975 Merce Cunningham Dance Studio at Westbeth, New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (38 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
This video features a rough edit of the videodance Westbeth. See *MGZIDF 1786 for final version with sound.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20212762
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d26d7f20-e87d-0131-2406-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1975: Created
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Westbeth" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Westbeth" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Westbeth Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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