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Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 4]

Title
Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 4] / [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
  • Channels/Inserts (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Locale (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Alternative Title
  • Roamin' I.
  • Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Television.
  • Video.
Note
  • First part of title from original container. Second part of title supplied by cataloger.
Credits (note)
  • Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Produced by Belgian Radio and Television in 1983 for the series Het Gerucht. Directors: Chris Dercon and Stefaan Decostere. Interviews: Chris Dercon.
  • Locale. A film by Charles Atlas. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Music by Takehisa Kosugi. Filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio, New York, in January 1979.
  • Roamin'. A film by Charles Atlas, with outtakes from Locale. Filmed at the Cunningham Studio, New York, in January 1979. Choreography and cast same as in Locale.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by MetroArts/Thirteen (the cable arts service of WNET/Thirteen) on July 15, 1999.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Conversation with David Vaughan and Merce Cunningham (9 min.) -- Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (64 min.) -- Locale (31 min.) -- Roamin' I (17 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-318
Title
Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 4] / [presented by] MetroArts/Thirteen.
Imprint
1999.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Produced by Belgian Radio and Television in 1983 for the series Het Gerucht. Directors: Chris Dercon and Stefaan Decostere. Interviews: Chris Dercon.
Locale. A film by Charles Atlas. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Music by Takehisa Kosugi. Filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio, New York, in January 1979.
Roamin'. A film by Charles Atlas, with outtakes from Locale. Filmed at the Cunningham Studio, New York, in January 1979. Choreography and cast same as in Locale.
Performer
Locale. Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Karole Armitage, Louise Burns, Ellen Cornfield, Meg Eginton, Susan Emery, Lisa Fox, Lise Friedman, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Joseph Lennon, Rob Remley, and Jim Self.
Event
Telecast by MetroArts/Thirteen (the cable arts service of WNET/Thirteen) on July 15, 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 the relationship between music and dance in his work, and his collaboration with John Cage. Cunningham also discusses the making of the 1981 film Channels/Inserts. The complete film of Channels/Inserts is included at the end of the documentary Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This documentary explores the work and collaboration of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Interviews of Cage and Cunningham are interspersed with scenes of each artist in action, including excerpts from Nam June Paik and Charles Atlas's Merce by Merce by Paik (1975) and other film and video works. Following the documentary, the program concludes with the dance film Locale, and Roamin' I, which consists of outtakes from the filming of Locale.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Subject
Videodance.
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, interviewee.
Vaughan, David, 1924- Interviewer
Cage, John, interviewee.
Dercon, Chris. Director
Decostere, Stefaan. Director
Atlas, Charles. Director
Armitage, Karole, dancer.
Burns, Louise Ann, dancer.
Cornfield, Ellen, dancer.
Eginton, Meg, dancer.
Emery, Susan, dancer.
Fox, Lisa, dancer.
Friedman, Lise, dancer.
Good, Alan, dancer.
Kerr, Catherine, dancer.
Komar, Chris, dancer.
Kovich, Robert, dancer.
Lennon, Joseph, dancer.
Remley, Rob, dancer.
Self, Jim, 1954- dancer.
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- Composer
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française.
Added Title
Channels/Inserts (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Locale (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Roamin' I.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-318
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