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Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 6]

Title
Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 6] / [presented by] MetroArts/Thirteen.
Publication
1999.

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Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (121 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
Camera three (Television program)
Alternative Title
  • Camera three: a video event.
  • Merce Cunningham and company.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Television.
  • Video.
Note
  • First part of title from original container. Second part of title supplied by cataloger.
Credits (note)
  • Camera three: a video event. Produced and directed by Merrill Brockway. All choreography by Merce Cunningham. Recorded at CBS Broadcast Center and telecast by WCBS-TV in 1974.
  • Merce Cunningham and company. Produced by L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in association with the Cunningham Dance Foundation. Directed by Benoit Jacquot. Introduction and questions by Herve Gauville. All choreography by Merce Cunningham. Filmed at the Cunningham Studio, Westbeth, New York, 1982.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by MetroArts/Thirteen (the cable arts service of WNET/Thirteen) on July 17, 1999.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Conversation with David Vaughan and Merce Cunningham (7 min.) -- Camera three: a video event (58 min.) -- Merce Cunningham and co. (47 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-473
Title
Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 6] / [presented by] MetroArts/Thirteen.
Imprint
1999.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Camera three: a video event. Produced and directed by Merrill Brockway. All choreography by Merce Cunningham. Recorded at CBS Broadcast Center and telecast by WCBS-TV in 1974.
Merce Cunningham and company. Produced by L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in association with the Cunningham Dance Foundation. Directed by Benoit Jacquot. Introduction and questions by Herve Gauville. All choreography by Merce Cunningham. Filmed at the Cunningham Studio, Westbeth, New York, 1982.
Performer
Camera three: a video event. Performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Ellen Cornfield, Merce Cunningham, Meg Harper, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Brynar Mehl, Charles Moulton, Julie Roess-Smith, Valda Setterfield.
Merce Cunningham and company. Performed by members of Merce Cunningham and Company: Merce Cunningham, Louise Burns, Ellen Cornfield, Susan Emery, Lise Friedman, Alan Good, Neil Greenberg, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Judy Lazaroff, Joseph Lennon, Susan Quinn, Rob Remley, Robert Swinston, Megan Walker.
Event
Telecast by MetroArts/Thirteen (the cable arts service of WNET/Thirteen) on July 17, 1999.
Summary
This program was part of a week-long series of films relating to Merce Cunningham shown on MetroArts/Thirteen. The program begins with an interview in which Cunningham discusses how he became interested in working with film. The video event, made for the series Camera three, is in two sections of 30 min. each. Part 1 begins with footage of Cunningham teaching and rehearsing his company, and discussing the purpose of his teaching and his choreographic process. Cunningham comments on each of the choreographic segments performed in the program, which include excerpts from Winterbranch, Second hand, Sounddance (identified as a work in progress), and TV rerun. Part 2 begins with a solo performed by Cunningham, and comments from Cunningham on the meaning of movement and ambiguity in his work. The segments performed in part 2 include excerpts from Changing steps (shown on four screens), Landrover, and Signals. The second film, Merce Cunningham and company, is a documentary in French with English subtitles. It includes an introductory biography of Merce Cunningham followed by interviews with him on his aesthetics and choreographic methods. Alternating is footage showing the company rehearsing sections from Trails, Scramble, Aeon, Quartet, Suite for five, Roadrunners, and Fractions.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Subject
Videodance.
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, dancer.
Cunningham, Merce, interviewee.
Vaughan, David, 1924- Interviewer
Burns, Louise Ann, dancer.
Cornfield, Ellen, dancer.
Emery, Susan, dancer.
Friedman, Lise, dancer.
Good, Alan, dancer.
Greenberg, Neil, 1959- dancer.
Harper, Meg, dancer.
Hayman-Chaffey, Susana, dancer.
Kerr, Catherine, dancer.
Komar, Chris, dancer.
Kovich, Robert, dancer.
Lazaroff, Judy, dancer.
Lennon, Joseph, dancer.
Mehl, Brynar, dancer.
Moulton, Charles, 1954- dancer.
Roess-Smith, Julie, dancer.
Remley, Rob, dancer.
Setterfield, Valda, dancer.
Swinston, Robert, dancer.
Walker, Megan, dancer.
Quinn, Susan, dancer.
Brockway, Merrill. Producer
Brockway, Merrill. Director
Jacquot, Benoit. Director
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Added Title
Camera three (Television program)
Merce Cunningham and company.
Camera three: a video event.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-473
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