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That fleeting moment when you feel alive Merce Cunningham dancers panel discussion.

Title
That fleeting moment when you feel alive [videorecording] : Merce Cunningham dancers panel discussion.
Publication
1989.

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Additional Authors
  • Ross, Janice.
  • Charlip, Remy.
  • Brown, Carolyn, 1927-
  • Paxton, Steve
  • Jenkins, Margaret.
  • Komar, Chris.
  • Attix, Karen.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
  • University of California, Berkeley.
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (124 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
  • This program begins with a solo dance performance by Steve Paxton. Paxton introduces the piece, in which he improvises to Bach's Goldberg variations. The recording of the performance is very dark in some parts.
  • The performance is followed by a panel discussion titled That fleeting moment when you feel alive, in which dancers discuss their experiences working with Merce Cunningham. Moderator Janice Ross introduces and summarizes the careers of the panelists. The panelists give personal statements about how they began dancing, how they first encountered and became involved with Cunningham, and what they took away from the experience. Paxton, Komar and Attix comment on structure and emotional content in Cunningham's work. Charlip, Brown and Jenkins discuss the difference between performing Cunningham's work and watching it from the audience, and the difficulty of resetting his works on new dancers. Komar comments on Cunningham's use of time. The recording ends abruptly before the question-and-answer session.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Alternative Title
Goldberg variations
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Panel discussions.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 20, 1989.
Biography (note)
  • This program was part of the symposium Celebrating Merce Cunningham at the University of California, Berkeley, which included lectures, panel discussions, open rehearsals and performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Goldberg variations performance (53 min.) -- Panel discussion [incomplete] (71 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-470
OCLC
NYPG05-F11215
Title
That fleeting moment when you feel alive [videorecording] : Merce Cunningham dancers panel discussion.
Imprint
1989.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Performer
Goldberg variations. Choreographed and performed by Steve Paxton. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (Goldberg variations, performed by Glenn Gould).
That fleeting moment. Moderator: Janice Ross. Panelists: Remy Charlip, Carolyn Brown, Steve Paxton, Margaret Jenkins, Chris Komar, Karen Attix.
Event
Videotaped at the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 20, 1989.
Biography
This program was part of the symposium Celebrating Merce Cunningham at the University of California, Berkeley, which included lectures, panel discussions, open rehearsals and performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Added Author
Ross, Janice. Moderator
Charlip, Remy.
Brown, Carolyn, 1927-
Paxton, Steve, choreographer, dancer.
Jenkins, Margaret.
Komar, Chris.
Attix, Karen.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Goldberg-Variationen.
University of California, Berkeley.
Other Title
Goldberg variations
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-470
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