Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio: and, interviews with Anuradha Kapur and Hugo Davenport; and, Britain today (Radio program), 1995-10
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Cunningham, Merce (Commentator)Davenport, Hugo (Interviewee)Ewart, Gavin (Speaker)Kapur, Anuradha (Interviewee)Parry, Jann (Commentator)Utley, Catherine (Host)Ewart, Gavin (Composer)BBC Radio (Broadcaster)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995-10
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1187
TopicsCage, JohnCunningham, MerceMerce Cunningham Dance CompanyPostino (Motion picture)Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Ewart, Gavin. Poems. SelectionsRadio news programs
GenresMusicspoken wordRadio programsInterviews
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original container and cassette.Content: Handwritten notes on original container and cassette: "Merce on BBC ; Oct 95".Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers [labeled with two]: C351, and, C379.Date: Broadcast on BBC radio in, London, England, 1995 October.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (35 minutes) : analogSound quality is mostly good; the speakers are audible but at times the sound becomes distorted and the recording volumes are uneven.
DescriptionBegins abruptly; unidentified host briefly summarizes the original plot of Cyrano de Bergerac and speaks with director Anuradha Kapur about her re-staging of the play for Cyrano (1995); ca. 5:06, host speaks with cinema critic Hugo Davenport about Il Postino (1994) and the integration of Pablo Neruda's poetry into the film; ca. 10:31, host memorializes poet Gavin Ewart and plays a recording of Ewart reading an excerpt from a poem; ca. 11:58, host introduces Merce Cunningham and John Cage, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company visit to London to perform Events as part of the Dance Umbrella Festival; brief clip of Cunningham speaking about the origin and purpose of his Events; ca. 13:55, host speaks with Observer newspaper dance critic, Jann Parry, about audience responses to Merce Cunningham's choreography and Company; Jann speaks about early Company performances and the multiple focal points of the work, including Cage's idea of "poly-attentivity"; host concludes the program and plays an excerpt from Stuart Dempster's Underground overlays; ca. 18:35-32:50, Britain today radio news program with host Catherine Utley; ca. 32:54-34:39, station announcements and world news briefs.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 913882912NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20732242Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d90a17a0-b8ee-0133-0b81-60f81dd2b63c
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