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Merce Cunningham

Title
Merce Cunningham [electronic resource] / interviewed by Trisha Brown ; presented by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
Publication
c2003.

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Additional Authors
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, the Hilton Hotel, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Presented as part of the 46th Annual Members Conference Artists' Voices Series; co-chairs Janet Cowperthwaite and Lawrence Simpson.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y., on January 11, 2003; video documentation, Sathya Production Services; videography, Juan Barrera.
Funding (note)
  • This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 3635
Title
Merce Cunningham [electronic resource] / interviewed by Trisha Brown ; presented by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
Imprint
c2003.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Event
Videotaped at the Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y., on January 11, 2003; video documentation, Sathya Production Services; videography, Juan Barrera.
Credits
Presented as part of the 46th Annual Members Conference Artists' Voices Series; co-chairs Janet Cowperthwaite and Lawrence Simpson.
Summary
Speaking before an audience composed of members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, choreographers Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown discuss: their shared background in the Pacific Northwest; Cunningham's memories of his teacher Nellie Cornish; aspects of his choreographic process, including a description of his method by Cunningham dancer Robert Swinston, his use of chance procedures and the computer, the absence of story elements in his work, his use of space, and aerial work; their shared interest in drawing, and his perceptions of the relationship of drawing and theater work. Answering questions from the audience, Cunningham discusses how he and John Cage developed a new relationship between music and dance; his preference in titles for dance works; how different dancers transform the same choreography. Works cited as examples during the interview include: Suite for five; Holley Farmer's solo in Loose time; Beach birds; Summerspace, and its design by Robert Rauschenberg; Interscape; Quartet.
Funding
This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIA 4-6655.
Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Dancers as artists.
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce. Interviewee
Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017. Interviewer
Barrera, Juan.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Sathya Production Services (Firm)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dance Collection.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 3635
*MGZIA 4-6655 (former)
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