Research Catalog

Torse

Title
Torse, rehearsal ; [and] Sounddance [electronic resource] / choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Publication
1975, 1976.

Available Online

NYPL Digital Collections

Details

Additional Authors
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Harper, Meg
  • Hayman-Chaffey, Susana
  • Kerr, Catherine
  • Kovich, Robert
  • Komar, Chris
  • Mehl, Brynar
  • Moulton, Charles, 1954-
  • Roess-Smith, Julie
  • Ensminger, Morgan
  • Lancaster, Mark.
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 streaming video file (79 min.) : si., b&w
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
  • Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Note
  • Note on original container: Downstage.
  • Poor picture quality throughout.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Sounddance: costumes by Mark Lancaster.
Event (note)
  • Torse: videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Feb. 1976.
  • Sounddance: videotaped in performance at the University of California at Berkeley, Apr. 1975.
Biography (note)
  • Torse premiered Jan. 13, 1976.
  • Sounddance premiered Mar. 1975 and had a musical score by David Tudor.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Torse [rehearsal] (52 min.) -- Sounddance [partial] (9 min.) -- Sounddance [complete] (17 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDF 1959
Title
Torse, rehearsal ; [and] Sounddance [electronic resource] / choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Imprint
1975, 1976.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Performer
Rehearsed and performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Torse: Robert Kovich, Chris Komar, Julie Roess-Smith, Morgan Ensminger, and others / Sounddance: Ellen Cornfield, Merce Cunningham, Meg Harper, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Brynar Mehl, Charles Moulton, Julie Roess-Smith.
Credits
Sounddance: costumes by Mark Lancaster.
Event
Torse: videotaped in rehearsal at the Cunningham studio, Westbeth, New York City, Feb. 1976.
Sounddance: videotaped in performance at the University of California at Berkeley, Apr. 1975.
Summary
This video begins with a studio run-through of Torse, without music. This rehearsal is followed by an incomplete recording of Sounddance (beginning 53 min. into the video), including only the first 9 min. of the piece. A complete recording of the performance follows.
Biography
Torse premiered Jan. 13, 1976.
Sounddance premiered Mar. 1975 and had a musical score by David Tudor.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIDVD 5-947.
Transferred from original 1/2 in. open reel by Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.
The rehearsal is recorded with a fixed camera that shows only half of the studio. For a recording showing the other half of the studio, see *MGZIDF 1958. For another video of the Sounddance performance, see *MGZIDF 1950.
Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, dancer.
Harper, Meg, dancer.
Hayman-Chaffey, Susana, dancer.
Kerr, Catherine, dancer.
Kovich, Robert, dancer.
Komar, Chris, dancer.
Mehl, Brynar, dancer.
Moulton, Charles, 1954- dancer.
Roess-Smith, Julie, dancer.
Ensminger, Morgan, dancer.
Lancaster, Mark. Costume designer
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Added Title
Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 1959
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