1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977

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1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977
Additional title: Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Solo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Travelogue (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Exchange (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Cunningham, Merce (Choreographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Set designer)
Lancaster, Mark, 1938- (Set designer)
Amacher, Maryanne (Costume designer)
Johns, Jasper, 1930- (Costume designer)
Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963 (Costume designer)
Komar, Chris (Dancer)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1973 - 1977
Place: New York, NY.
Table of Contents
Note that material is a continuous loop. Although file runs 62 minutes, all material after 14:33 is a repeat of the content seen to that point.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6782
Modern dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Creation/production credits: Merce Cunningham, choreographer; David Tudor (Sounddance, Exchange), John Cage (Solo, Travelogue), composers; Robert Rauschenberg (Travelogue), Mark Lancaster (Sounddance, Torse), set design; Maryanne Amacher (Torse), Jasper Johns (Exchange), Sonja Sekula (Solo), costume design.
Performers: Merce Cunningham (Sounddance, Solo), Chris Komar (Travelogue), dancers. Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (62 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
A compilation of highlights from Merce Cunningham works created, performed and filmed during the 1970s. Note that the compilation seems to have been created for a public exhibition, so that all material after 14:33 is a continuous repeat of the material seen to that point. The first piece seen is Sounddance (1970), in an excerpt from Event For Television (1977). This is followed by another sequence from the same program, the entirety of the piece Solo (1976), danced by Merce Cunningham. (1:59). Next seen is an excerpt from Torse (1976) (6:27). Following on the program is an excerpt from 1976's Travelogue, featuring a dance solo by Chris Komar (8:02). The selections conclude with an excerpt from Exchange (1973) (11:37).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 980348046
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21207928
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9b4bfdd0-771d-0136-60d8-0e15bec25745
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  • 1973: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973 - 1977. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f8097750-ef98-0133-8e5b-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f8097750-ef98-0133-8e5b-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1973 - 1977). 1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977 Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f8097750-ef98-0133-8e5b-60f81dd2b63c

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1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977