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Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives [electronic resource]

Title
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives [electronic resource]
Publication
1993.

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Description
1 streaming video file (89 min.) : sd. color NTSC.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jane Roberts.
Subjects
Note
  • Part of an eight-cassette documentation of a symposium held at Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, from October 9-10, 1993. Sponsored by Russell Sage College and the Dance Critics Association. Cassette 6 was recorded on October 10, 1993.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
CONTENTS: Announcements by Jane Roberts (approx. 6 min.). -- Session 1: Paper presentations and discussion. Moderator: Marcia B. Siegel. William Fetterman: John Cage's Water music (approx. 22 min.). Historical and musical analysis of a composition by John Cage, first performed in 1952 by David Tudor. -- Natelie Ellen Gerber: Artist descending a staircase: collaboration at Black Mountain College and in the works of John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg (approx. 18 min.). Historical study, highlighting Cage's mixed media work Theatre piece no. 1. -- Michelle Potter: Merce Cunningham and the specter of the Gesamtkunstwerk (approx. 19 min.). Paper read by David Vaughan. Examination of Cunningham's collaborative process, in contrast to the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk as formulated by Richard Wagner, Serge Diaghilev, and Bertolt Brecht. -- Discussion (approx. 24 min.), among Siegel, the writers, and audience members, including Nikola Cernovitch, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, and Deborah Jowitt.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 5388
Title
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives [electronic resource]
Imprint
1993.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIA 4-1727 cassette 6.
Additional Copy: None.
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Local Subject
Chance composition in dance.
Local Subject
Mixed media performances.
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Added Author
Siegel, Marcia B. Moderator
Fetterman, William. Speaker
Gerber, Natelie Ellen. Speaker
Potter, Michelle, 1944- Author
Vaughan, David, 1924- Speaker
Jowitt, Deborah, commentator.
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- Commentator
Cernovich, Nicola. Commentator
Farber, Viola. Commentator
Roberts, Jane B. Speaker
Dance Critics Association (U.S.)
Russell Sage College.
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives (1993 : Russell Sage College)
Added Title
Gift of Jane Roberts.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 5388
*MGZIA 4-1727 cassette 6 (former)
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