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Merce Cunningham

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Merce Cunningham
Additional title: Variations V (Choreographic work : Cunningham). selections
Cunningham, Merce (Creator)
Vanderbeek, Stan (Videographer)
Cunningham, Merce (Dancer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Dancer)
Electronic Arts Intermix (Organization) (Presenter)

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1967
Table of Contents
MC at photo shoot? (3 min.) -- Unknown woman artist (3 min.) -- MC & Co. rehearsing Variations V in studio (11 min.) -- Repeat of MC at photo shoot (3 min.) -- Repeat of unknown woman artist (3 min.) -- Remainder is blank
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3625
Modern dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title, statement of responsibility and credits taken from original container and preservation master VHS cassette labels.
Venue: Recorded sometime between 1960 and 1967 New York, NY.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (24 min.) : silent, black & white ; 35mm
This footage, shot by Stan Vanderbeek, was used as a background element in the motion picture Variations V.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 905872181
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590355
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f6bd9e50-4b48-0133-b336-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1967.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960 - 1967). Merce Cunningham Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Merce Cunningham