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Roaratorio: [rehearsal, June 28, 1985]
Additional title: Roaratorio (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Barrow, Helen (Dancer)
Finlayson, Victoria (Dancer)
Good, Alan (Dancer)
Greenberg, Neil, 1959- (Dancer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)
Lent, Patricia (Dancer)
Remley, Rob (Dancer)
Santimyer, Kristy (Dancer)
Schroder, Kevin (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Walker, Megan (Dancer)
Quinn, Susan (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985-06-28
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1985
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-964 (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, June 28, 1985.
Biographical/historical: Roaratorio, subtitled An Irish circus on Finnegan's Wake, premiered Oct. 26, 1983 in Lille, France, with a musical score by John Cage.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (62 min.) : silent, color ; 1/2 in.
This video features a studio run-through of Roaratorio, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The run-through begins at 3 min. into the video. The first 3 min. of the video features excerpts of rehearsal preparations.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16144162
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eb758bd0-b2b9-0131-ff06-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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  • 1985: Created
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Roaratorio" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Roaratorio" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). Roaratorio Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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