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Sounddance [and] Solo, 1975-04-13
Additional title: Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Lighting designer)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Designer)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Costume designer)
Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963 (Dancer)
Cornfield, Ellen (Dancer)
Harper, Meg (Dancer)
Hayman-Chaffey, Susana (Dancer)
Kerr, Catherine (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Kovich, Robert (Dancer)
Mehl, Brynar (Dancer)
Moulton, Charles (Dancer)
Roess-Smith, Julie (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company ()

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-04-13
Table of Contents
Sounddance (17 min.) -- Solo (10 min.) -- Backstage (7 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1950
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title and statement of responsibility provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Content: Credits taken from house program available in *MGZMD 196.
Content: Program indicates the title "Sounddance" is from Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce.
Content: V.P.M. 1 VHS is misdated 5/13/88.
Creation/production credits: Original musical score for Sounddance (Toneburst) by David Tudor; decor, lighting and costumes by Mark Lancaster. Original music score for Solo (Child of Tree) by John Cage; costume by Sonja Sekula.
Venue: Recorded 1975 April 13 Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Content: Video features 7 min. of backstage footage following the performances.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (34 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20230646
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dac9d000-e87e-0131-5424-3c075448cc4b
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sounddance [and] Solo, 1975-04-13" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sounddance [and] Solo, 1975-04-13" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Sounddance [and] Solo, 1975-04-13 Retrieved from

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Sounddance [and] Solo, 1975-04-13