1970s Compilation Loop, 1973-1977Additional 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)
NamesCunningham, 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 / OriginDate Created: 1973 - 1977Place: New York, NY.
Table of ContentsNote 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6782
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed dance
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (62 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionA 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 980348046NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21207928Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9b4bfdd0-771d-0136-60d8-0e15bec25745
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