Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz

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Title
Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Nagrin, Daniel (Dancer)
Litz, Katherine, -1978 (Dancer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1957 - 1963 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3739
Topics
Modern dance
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Notes
Performers: Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz, unknown dancers, performers.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Videodisc
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (14 min.) : silent, black-and-white ; 4 3/4 in.
Description
A compilation of footage featuring dancer/choreographers Merce Cunningham, Katherine Litz and Daniel Nagrin. All footage is silent, with no soundtrack, and appears to be from the late 1950s or early 1960s. The first section features Litz dancing an unknown solo piece in what may be a rehearsal room. The second features Cunningham conducting a dance workshop in a setting which appears to be a gym of some kind (7:32), with the final segment showing Nagrin conducting a class in a similar setting to that of the Cunningham portion. (11:12) All three dancers appeared and/or taught at NYC's 92nd Street Y during this time period, and it is possible that the latter two sequences, at least, were shot there, though this cannot currently be verified. Additionally, all three were involved with an organization called Dance Horizons in Highland Park, Illinois, so there is some possibility that this might be the setting seen in the footage as well.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 926113649
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20822637
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dbd6cf30-a9ae-0133-2be7-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1957: Created (Approximate)
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1957 - 1963. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e7c19350-a9ae-0133-a89c-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e7c19350-a9ae-0133-a89c-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1957 - 1963). Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e7c19350-a9ae-0133-a89c-60f81dd2b63c

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Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz