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Rondo, MinEvent, [and] Sounddance
Additional title: Rondo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Behrman, David (Instrumentalist)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Instrumentalist)
O'Rourke, Jim, 1969- (Instrumentalist)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Caley, Thomas (Dancer)
Cole, Michael Eugene (Dancer)
Fason, Maydelle (Dancer)
Freebury, Jean (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Laudisio, China (Dancer)
Mohr, Matthew D. (Dancer)
Ogan, Banu (Dancer)
Phillips, Jared (Dancer)
Rumsey, Glen (Dancer)
Steele, Jeannie K. (Dancer)
Swan, Derry (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Therrien, Cheryl (Dancer)
Gallo, Suzanne (Costume designer)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Designer)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Designer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1997
Table of Contents
Rondo / performed by Lisa Boudreau, Foofwa d'Imobilité, Glen Rumsey, Maydelle Breceda, China Laudisio, Jeannie Steele, Thomas Caley, Matthew Mohr, Derry Swan, Michael Cole, Banu Ogan, Robert Swinston, Jean Freebury, Jared Phillips, Cheryl Therrien (32 min.) -- MinEvent / performed by same cast as Rondo (32 min.) -- Sounddance / performed by Robert Swinston, Jeannie Steele, Foofwa d'Imobilité, Thomas Caley, Jean Freebury, Banu Ogan, Michael Cole, Glen Rumsey, Cheryl Therrien, China Laudisio (20 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3115
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-374 (former)
Modern dance
Rondo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Filmed in wide shot.
Creation/production credits: Rondo. Music by John Cage (Four 6). Costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
Creation/production credits: MinEvent. Music performed by David Berhman, Takehisa Kosugi, and Jim O'Rourke. Set and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg.
Creation/production credits: Sounddance. Music by David Tudor. Design by Mark Lancaster.
Venue: Videotaped in performance in the Ted Shawn Theater at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Mass., on July 4, 1997.
Biographical/historical: MinEvents, shortened versions of Merce Cunningham's full-evening Events, began appearing in the company's repertory in 1995. Cunningham's Events consist of a selection from his group and solo works performed to music and decor specially arranged for that event. Each event is performed only once, and not meant to be repeated.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (92 min.) : sound, color
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16298375
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e95ce010-313f-0132-c079-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1997: Created
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rondo, MinEvent, [and] Sounddance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rondo, MinEvent, [and] Sounddance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 2, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1997). Rondo, MinEvent, [and] Sounddance Retrieved from

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Rondo, MinEvent, [and] Sounddance