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Occasion piece: Lincoln Center, 1999-07

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Occasion piece
Additional title: Occasion piece (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Mikhail Baryshnikov archive
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (dancer.)
Cunningham, Merce (dancer.)
Drury, Stephen (pianist.)
Johns, Jasper, 1930- (set designer.)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 199907--
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 47
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Filmed performances.
Filmed dance.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Date based on performance dates of July 21-25, 2009.
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.
Original version: Original format: 1 videodisc (DVD) ; 4 3/4 in.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Forms part of the Mikhail Baryshnikov Archive, 1960-2010.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (10 min.)
Sound, color.
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
Copyright Notice
Patrons can access streaming video file online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 199907: Captured
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Occasion piece" The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Occasion piece" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2018.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. Occasion piece Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Occasion piece