Xover, eyeSpace 20 [and] Sounddance, 2008-02-13Additional title: Xover (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: EyeSpace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesCunningham, Merce (Creator)Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)Boudreau, Lisa (Dancer)Collwes, Brandon (Dancer)Cunningham, Julie Dawn (Dancer)Desjardins, Emma (Dancer)Farmer, Holley (Dancer)Goggans, Jennifer (Dancer)Madoff, Daniel (Dancer)Mitchell, Rashaun (Dancer)Mizuta, Koji (Dancer)Munnerlyn, Marcie (Dancer)Riener, Silas (Dancer)Squire, Daniel S. (Dancer)Swinston, Robert (Dancer)Weber, Andrea Michelle, 1975- (Dancer)Cage, John (Composer)Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Instrumentalist)Moore, Stephan (Instrumentalist)Winant, William (Instrumentalist)Wolff, Christian, 1934- (Instrumentalist)Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Artist)Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Costume designer)Johnson, Josh (Lighting designer)Rouse, Mikel (Composer)Samelson, Henry (Designer)Samelson, Henry (Costume designer)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Designer)Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Costume designer)Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Lighting designer)Copp, Aaron (Lighting designer)Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Presenter)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2008-02-13
Table of ContentsXover (22 min.) -- Intermission (4 min.) -- eyeSpace (22 min.) -- Intermission (2 min.) -- Sounddance (27 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3668
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from documents provided by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.Creation/production credits: Xover: music (Aria & Fontana Mix) written by John Cage and performed by Takehisa Kosugi, Stephan Moore, William Winant and Christain Wolff; set and costume design by Robert Rauschenberg; lighting design by Josh Johnson.Creation/production credits: eyeSpace: music (International Cloud Atlas) written by Mikel Rouse and performed by Stephan Moore; set (Blues Arrive Not Anticipating What Transpires Even Between Themselves) and costume design by Henry Samelson; lighting design by Josh Johnson.Creation/production credits: Sounddance: music (Untitled 1975/1994) written by David Tudor and performed by Takehisa Kosugi; set and costume design by Mark Lancaster; lighting design by Mark Lancaster and Aaron Copp.Venue: Recorded 2008 February 13 Théâtre National de Toulouse, Toulouse, France.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (77 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionFrom the dance detail on the Merce Cunningham Trust website: "eyeSpace existed in three different versions: one of twenty minutes' duration, and two of forty minutes. The dance in the 20-minute version comprised three sections: a quartet, a series of three trios of which the first two overlapped, and a duet. Mikel Rouse's score incorporated the use of iPod Shuffle mp3 players and an environmental soundscape performed live by one or two musicians, projected throughout the theater. Members of the audience could listen to the music on iPods (available on loan) or, if they preferred, to the ambient sound component (without headphones). Henry Samelson's décor backdrop suggested an imaginary landscape painted in bright colors. The costumes were unitards in various shades of blue. A fourth version of the dance combined the choreography and Samelson décor of eyeSpace 20' with both the Behrman and Lockwood scores of eyeSpace 40'. This version was performed only once at Brown Theatre, Kentucky Center, Louisville, KY on 23 March 2007."
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20295909Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee4d68f0-3150-0132-c15e-3c075448cc4b
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