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RainForest: [rehearsal]
Additional title: RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Andrieux, Cédric (Dancer)
Bokaer, Jonah (Dancer)
Chen, Ashley (Dancer)
Farmer, Holley (Dancer)
Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)
Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003-01-23
Table of Contents
RainForest (group 1) / rehearsed by Cédric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Holley Farmer, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston (20 min.) -- RainForest (group 2) / rehearsed by Ashley Chen, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, Cheryl Therrien and others (19 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2974
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-423 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: SL [i.e. stage left].
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, on Jan. 23, 2003.
Biographical/historical: RainForest, which premiered in 1968, was revived by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for the company's 50th anniversary celebration at the Lincoln Center Festival, July 2002.
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Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (40 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features two studio run-throughs of RainForest, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment, by alternate casts.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16172215
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): deda9af0-e878-0131-d903-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2003: Created
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "RainForest" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "RainForest" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 14, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2003). RainForest Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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