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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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Additional Authors
  • Siegel, Marcia B.
  • Plett, Nicole.
  • McCarthy, Rhythm.
  • Snyder, Allegra Fuller.
  • Dance Critics Association (U.S.)
  • Russell Sage College.
  • Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives (1993 : Russell Sage College)
Description
1 streaming video file (76 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 8 was recorded on October 10, 1993.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
CONTENTS: Program begins approx. 3 min. into tape. Session 2: Paper presentations and discussion. Moderator: Marcia B. Siegel. Nicole Plett: Restaging the Bauhaus: experimental traditions at Black Mountain College, 1936-1938 (approx. 25 min.). Discussion of the achievements of Xanti (Alexander) Schawinsky, a former member of the Bauhaus theater workshop, who initiated the experimental tradition at Black Mountain. Includes background on the Bauhaus, particularly the theatrical works of Oskar Schlemmer and Kurt Schmidt. -- Rhythm McCarthy: Dance at Black Mountain College, 1941-1952: Elsa Kahl, Elizabeth Jennerjahn, and Katherine Litz (approx. 20 min.). Discussion of the contributions of three dance faculty members. -- Allegra Fuller Snyder: A young dancer's view of Merce Cunningham - 1948 and after (approx. 28 min.). A reminiscence of Snyder's father, Buckminster Fuller, and his interactions with Cunningham, Cage, and others at Black Mountain College, and Snyder's own youthful observations of Cunningham's dancing.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 5390
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 8.
Additional Copy: None.
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Local Subject
Television. Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives.
Added Author
Siegel, Marcia B. Moderator
Plett, Nicole. Speaker
McCarthy, Rhythm. Speaker
Snyder, Allegra Fuller. 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 5390
*MGZIA 4-1727 cassette 8 (former)
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