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Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 3]

Title
Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 3] / [presented by] MetroArts/Thirteen.
Publication
1999.

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Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (121 min.) : sd., col. and b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
  • Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • How to pass, kick, fall and run (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
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)
  • Merce Cunningham. Produced by London Weekend Television in association with the Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1980. Produced and directed by Geoff Dunlop.
  • How to pass, kick, fall and run. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Text by John Cage, read by Cage and David Vaughan. Filmed in Upton Auditorium, State University College, Buffalo, N.Y. on March 8, 1968 for the second Buffalo Festival of the Arts, aired over WNED-TV, Buffalo.
  • Crises. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Music by Conlon Nancarrow. Costumes and lighting by Robert Rauschenberg. Filmed by Helen Priest Rogers at Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College on August 14, 1961 during the American Dance Festival.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by MetroArts/Thirteen (the cable arts service of WNET/Thirteen) on July 14, 1999.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Conversation with David Vaughan and Merce Cunningham (10 min.) -- Merce Cunningham (55 min.) -- How to pass, kick, fall, and run (28 min.) -- Crises (28 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-317
Title
Merce Cunningham [videorecording] : [interview and film series. part 3] / [presented by] MetroArts/Thirteen.
Imprint
1999.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Merce Cunningham. Produced by London Weekend Television in association with the Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1980. Produced and directed by Geoff Dunlop.
How to pass, kick, fall and run. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Text by John Cage, read by Cage and David Vaughan. Filmed in Upton Auditorium, State University College, Buffalo, N.Y. on March 8, 1968 for the second Buffalo Festival of the Arts, aired over WNED-TV, Buffalo.
Crises. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Music by Conlon Nancarrow. Costumes and lighting by Robert Rauschenberg. Filmed by Helen Priest Rogers at Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College on August 14, 1961 during the American Dance Festival.
Performer
How to pass, kick, fall and run. Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, including Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown.
Crises. Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Marilyn Wood, and Judith Dunn.
Event
Telecast by MetroArts/Thirteen (the cable arts service of WNET/Thirteen) on July 14, 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 making of the choreographic works Travelogue, How to pass..., and Crises, including the musical scores and decor for the pieces. The first film shown is a documentary on Merce Cunningham, who is interviewed along with former Cunningham dancer Carolyn Brown and several current company members. The documentary also includes footage from rehearsals and classes at Cunningham's Westbeth Studio, and excerpts from several of his works, including Travelogue, Exchange and Squaregame. The program concludes with archival films of How to pass... and Crises.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce, interviewee.
Vaughan, David, 1924- Interviewer
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- ive, dancer.
Dunlop, Geoff. Producer. Director
Cage, John, author.
Nancarrow, Conlon, 1912-1997. Composer
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008. Designer
Farber, Viola, dancer.
Wood, Marilyn, 1929- , dancer.
Dunn, Judith, dancer.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
London Weekend Television (Firm)
Added Title
How to pass, kick, fall and run (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-317
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