Prairie home companion (Radio program) episode: and, All things considered (Radio program) episode, and, Interview with Marianne Preger, continuation, 1983-03-15/27Additional title: Prairie home companion (Radio program)
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Jowitt, Deborah (Commentator)Keillor, Garrison (Host)Preger-Simon, Marianne (Interviewee)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Interviewer)WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1983-03-15Date Created: 1983-03-27Date Created: 1983 (Questionable)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1195
TopicsCunningham, MerceMerce Cunningham Dance CompanyDime a dance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)ChoreographyMusic and dance
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original cassette.Content: Handwritten notes on original cassette, Side A: "PHC [Prairie Home Companion]". Side B: "All things considered: 15 March 1983 ; Continuation of Marianne Preger Interview 27 March 1983".Content: Part 1 of David Vaughan's Interview with Marianne Preger[-Simon] can be accessed through the staff classmark *LTC-A 1468, and by streaming audio at: http://link.nyp.org/ .Numbering: Donor's inventory number: C372.Venue: Prairie home companion recorded in live performance at the [Fitzgerald] Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, [probably 1983?].Venue: All things considered broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York, New York, 1983 March 15.Venue: Interview with Marianne Preger recorded in an unidentified location, likely, New York, New York, 1983 March 27.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (64 minutes) : analogSound quality is good.
DescriptionStreaming file 1, Side a: Begins abruptly, episode of Prairie home companion from an unidentified date. Streaming file 2, Side b: Begins abruptly, clip from an episode of All things considered on March 15, 1983, 0:00-6:21; unidentified host [Brooke Gladstone?] introduces the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and its 30th anniversary season; Deborah Jowitt speaks about Merce Cunningham's choreography, dancers, and movement characteristics; clip of John Cage and Merce Cunningham speaking about the independence of music and dance in their collaboration; Jowitt speaks about Cunningham's use of dance on camera in live performance; Jowitt speaks about the audience experience of Cunningham's performances; begins abruptly ca. 6:22, Marianne Preger[-Simon] continues to speak with David Vaughan on March 27, 1983 about Cunningham's use of music including the times when John Cage would join rehearsals; briefly, her admiration of David Tudor as a piano accompanist; Vaughan asks about the music for Dime a dance (1953) and they discuss the relationship of music and dance in Cunningham's early works; more about the movements in Dime a dance; Preger[-Simon] tells an anecdote about her entrance and role in Dime a dance; Preger[-Simon] comments on the similarities of the early Cunningham dances to his "current" works, including the vocabularies; they continue to compare Cunningham's early works and movements to the current day Company and choreography; Preger[-Simon] comments on the shift that occurred when Cunningham removed himself from performing in his own work; Cunningham as a performer, ends abruptly; ca. 15:37, continuation of a Prairie home companion episode, ends abruptly.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 900290553NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20516331Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e1fb1c80-b82c-0133-1d55-60f81dd2b63c
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