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Interview with Merce Cunningham [and] John Cage at Sydney Opera House [videorecording]

Title
Interview with Merce Cunningham [and] John Cage at Sydney Opera House [videorecording] / [produced by] Australian Broadcast Corporation.
Publication
1976.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (8 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Alternative Title
This day tonight
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Television.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title from original container.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in the Sydney Opera House, originally broadcast in Australia on Mar. 18, 1976.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-558
Title
Interview with Merce Cunningham [and] John Cage at Sydney Opera House [videorecording] / [produced by] Australian Broadcast Corporation.
Imprint
1976.
Country of Producing Entity
Australia.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Performer
Interviewer: David Flatman. Interviewees: Merce Cunningham, John Cage.
Event
Videotaped in the Sydney Opera House, originally broadcast in Australia on Mar. 18, 1976.
Summary
This interview, appearing on the Australian television program This day tonight, occurred during a week of performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House. Cunningham and John Cage discuss audience reaction to their work and the relationship between dance and music in their performances. Cunningham discusses inspiration for his choreography and for Squaregame in particular. Dancers are seen rehearsing Squaregame on stage.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, interviewee.
Cage, John, interviewee.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Other Title
This day tonight
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-558
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