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Ocean [and] sequences from Installations: [rehearsal]

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Ocean [and] sequences from Installations: [rehearsal]
Additional title: Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Installations (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)
Caley, Thomas (Dancer)
Freebury, Jean (Dancer)
Gafner, Frédéric (Dancer)
Kulick, David (Dancer)
Mohr, Matthew D. (Dancer)
Ogan, Banu (Dancer)
Phillips, Jared (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: 1998-06
Table of Contents
Ocean (90 min.) -- Installations [excerpt] (12 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3602
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-434 (former)
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Content: Note on original container: SR [i.e. stage right].
Performers: Rehearsed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Jean Freebury, Foofwa d'Imobilité [aka Frédéric Gafner], David Kulick, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien, and others.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, June 1998.
Biographical/historical: Ocean premiered at the Cirque Royal in Brussels on May 18, 1994, with a musical score by David Tudor and Andrew Culver, based on ideas of John Cage. Installations premiered in Seattle on May 2, 1996 with a musical score by Trimpin. Ocean and Installations were both revived by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 1998.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (S-VHS) (102 min.) : sound, color
This video features a run-through of Ocean, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment, followed by a run-through of an excerpt from Installations.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16172233
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ec3f4d10-314a-0132-5ad6-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ocean [and] sequences from Installations" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1998.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ocean [and] sequences from Installations" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 25, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1998). Ocean [and] sequences from Installations Retrieved from

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Ocean [and] sequences from Installations