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Ocean dress rehearsal

Title
Ocean [electronic resource] : dress rehearsal / [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company; choreography by Merce Cunningham; music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on a conception of John Cage.
Publication
1994.

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Details

Additional Authors
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 streaming video file (124 min.) : sd., col.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Design and lighting: Marsha Skinner.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in dress rehearsal at the Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium, on May 17, 1994.
Biography (note)
  • Ocean was originally conceived by Merce Cunningham and John Cage, based on the writings of James Joyce. It was completed after Cage's death with music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on Cage's ideas. It premiered at the Cirque Royal, Belgium, May 18, 1994.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 2927
Title
Ocean [electronic resource] : dress rehearsal / [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company; choreography by Merce Cunningham; music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on a conception of John Cage.
Imprint
1994.
Country of Producing Entity
Belgium.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Design and lighting: Marsha Skinner.
Performer
Rehearsed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, including Kimberly Bartosik, Thomas Caley, Michael Cole, Emma Diamond, Jean Freebury, Frédéric Gafner, China Laudisio, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Philips, Glen Rumsey, Jeannie Steele, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien, Jenifer Weaver.
Event
Videotaped in dress rehearsal at the Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium, on May 17, 1994.
Summary
The dress rehearsal of Ocean begins at 15 min. into video. The first 15 min. of the video features footage of dancers rehearsing and warming up individually. The last 20 min. of the video features footage of musicians and crew discussing the rehearsal and Merce Cunningham giving comments to the dancers.
Biography
Ocean was originally conceived by Merce Cunningham and John Cage, based on the writings of James Joyce. It was completed after Cage's death with music by Andrew Culver and David Tudor, based on Cage's ideas. It premiered at the Cirque Royal, Belgium, May 18, 1994.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIDVD 5-1441.
Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
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Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cole, Michael Eugene, dancer.
Caley, Thomas, dancer.
Diamond, Emma, dancer.
Freebury, Jean, dancer.
Gafner, Frédéric, dancer.
Laudisio, China, dancer.
Mohr, Matthew, dancer.
Bartosik, Kimberly, dancer.
Ogan, Banu, dancer.
Phillips, Jared, dancer.
Rumsey, Glen, dancer.
Steele, Jeannie K., dancer.
Swinston, Robert, dancer.
Therrien, Cheryl, dancer.
Weaver, Jenifer, dancer.
Cage, John. Conceptor
Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Composer
Culver, Andrew, 1953- Composer
Skinner, Marsha. Designer
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Added Title
Ocean (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1441 (former)
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