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Computers and dance a presentation by Merce Cunningham and David Vaughan to IBM.

Title
Computers and dance [videorecording] : a presentation by Merce Cunningham and David Vaughan to IBM.
Publication
1999.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIDVD 5-326Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Vaughan, David, 1924-
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Kaiser, Paul, 1956-
  • Eshkar, Shelley.
  • Bryars, Gavin.
  • Caplan, Elliot.
  • Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1933-2022.
  • Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008.
  • Cunningham, Merce.
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
  • International Business Machines Corporation.
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (66 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Merce Cunningham and David Vaughan present a discussion of computers in dance and Cunningham's work with computer technology. The presentation includes film clips of excerpts from Story, CRWDSPCR, and BIPED. At the beginning of the program, David Vaughan reads and discusses Cunningham's written statement, Four events that have led to large discoveries, about influences in his creative development. Cunningham discusses his experiences working with Life Forms software and with motion capture on the projects Hand-drawn spaces and BIPED. A question-and-answer session follows the presentation; Cunningham discusses the influences of technology on dance.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
  • CRWDSPCR (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Hand-drawn spaces (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Story (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Video.
  • Dance.
Note
  • Title from original container.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1999.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Film clips: Story / choreography by Merce Cunningham; performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, filmed in performance in Finland, 1964; music by Toshi Ichiyanagi; decor by Robert Rauschenberg -- CRWDSPCR / a film by Elliot Caplan; choreography by Merce Cunningham; performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company -- Hand-drawn spaces / a motion-capture animation created by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar; choreography by Merce Cunningham -- BIPED / choreography by Merce Cunningham; performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; decor by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar; music by Gavin Bryars.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-326
OCLC
NYPG05-F11395
Title
Computers and dance [videorecording] : a presentation by Merce Cunningham and David Vaughan to IBM.
Imprint
1999.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Performer
Speakers: Merce Cunningham and David Vaughan.
Event
Videotaped in the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1999.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Note
For the complete recording of Story, see *MGZHB 8-2225. For the complete film CRWDSPCR, see *MGZIDVD 5-316.
Local Subject
Computers -- Dance applications.
Life Forms (Computer program)
Added Author
Vaughan, David, 1924- Speaker
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, speaker.
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- Designer
Eshkar, Shelley. Designer
Bryars, Gavin. Composer
Caplan, Elliot. Composer
Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1933-2022. Composer
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008. Designer
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
International Business Machines Corporation.
Cunningham, Merce. Biped
Added Title
CRWDSPCR (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Hand-drawn spaces (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Story (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-326
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