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1960s Compilation, 1960-1968
Additional title: Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Story (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Variations V (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Walkaround time (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Harper, Meg (Dancer)
Kovich, Robert (Dancer)
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Dancer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Behrman, David (Composer)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Set designer)
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (Set designer)
Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1933- (Composer)
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 (Set designer)
Johns, Jasper, 1930- (Costume designer)
Vanderbeek, Stan (Videographer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1968
Table of Contents
Please note that although total running time of streaming file is 54 minutes, content is looped, and all audiovisual material after 17:33 is a continuous repeat of the content to that point.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6781
Modern dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label and video content.
Creation/production credits: Toshi Ichiyanagi (Story), John Cage (Variations V), David Tudor (Rainforest), David Behrman (Walkaround Time), composers; Robert Rauschenberg (Story), Andy Warhol (Rainforest), Marcel Duchamp (Walkaround Time inspired by), set designers; Jasper Johns (Rainforest), costumes; Stan VanDerBeek (Variations V), filmmaker.
Venue: Recorded 1960-1968, various dates. New York City.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (BetaSP) (18 min.) : sound, color and black-and-white ; 1/2 in.
A compilation of film and video excerpts from Merce Cunningham works created during the 1960s. Unless otherwise noted, all clips are from the same year as Cunningham's creation of the individual pieces. The program begins with a clip from Crises (1960). This is followed by a segment from Story (1963) (3:30). Next seen is a clip from Variations V (1965) (4:36). Next up is a clip from 1968's Rainforest, as seen in the MCDC's Event For Television (1977) (8:36). The selections conclude with 1968's Walkaround Time (13:29). Note that the program is on a continuous loop, so all content after 17:34 is a repeat of the above material.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 980348047
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21207930
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a44ffcf0-771d-0136-21ed-236cdfa71fc0
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  • 1960: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "1960s Compilation, 1960-1968" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1968.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "1960s Compilation, 1960-1968" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 29, 2024.

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1960s Compilation, 1960-1968