Occasion piece: Lincoln Center, 1999-07

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Occasion piece: Lincoln Center, 1999-07
Additional title: Occasion piece (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Drury, Stephen (Musician)
Johns, Jasper, 1930- (Set designer)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1999-07
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 47
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Date: Date based on performance dates of July 21-25, 2009.
Creation/production credits: Credit list based on content and press information.
Creation/production credits: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Merce Cunningham, dancers; Steven Drury, piano; John Cage, composer; Jasper Johns, set design.
Venue: Recorded 1999 July New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Merce Cunningham in a debut performance of Cunningham's work, "Occasion Piece". Baryshnikov and Cunningham incorporate the Jasper Johns set into the work, using barres within the translucent boxes. Both the set and the music are a homage to Marcel Duchamp; some of the set pieces were used earlier in Cunningham's "Walkaround Time".
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972657
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bff440d0-352a-0131-2204-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Occasion piece" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1999. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d960ec50-3429-0131-8920-685b35830967

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Occasion piece" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 19, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d960ec50-3429-0131-8920-685b35830967

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1999). Occasion piece Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d960ec50-3429-0131-8920-685b35830967

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Occasion piece