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Fluid canvas. Sept. 11, 2002 [videorecording] : [with Merce Cunningham interview]

Title
Fluid canvas. Sept. 11, 2002 [videorecording] : [with Merce Cunningham interview] / [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company ; choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Publication
2002.

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Additional Authors
Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (PAL) (57 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
Fluid canvas (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Sound quality during the interview is poor.
Credits (note)
  • Music by John King. Video design by Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting design by James F. Ingalls.
Event (note)
  • Recorded in performance at the Barbican Centre, London, Eng., on Sept. 11, 2002.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Fluid canvas (35 min.) -- Interview with Merce Cunningham (22 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2035
OCLC
86107126
Title
Fluid canvas. Sept. 11, 2002 [videorecording] : [with Merce Cunningham interview] / [presented by] Merce Cunningham Dance Company ; choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Imprint
2002.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Music by John King. Video design by Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting design by James F. Ingalls.
Performer
Performed by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jean Freebury, Jennifer Goggans, Mandy Kirschner, Koji Minato, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.
Event
Recorded in performance at the Barbican Centre, London, Eng., on Sept. 11, 2002.
Summary
This recording begins with footage of dancers warming up and audience members in the theater; the performance begins at 4 min. and runs 31 min. The remainder of the disc contains an on-stage interview with Merce Cunningham, who discusses how he started drawing as a hobby; learning to work with the camera to make dance films; his use of Life Forms computer software for choreography; appearing in John Cage's play Alphabet; and restaging old works with the help of former company dancers.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
King, John, 1953 November 28- Composer
Downie, Marc. Designer
Eshkar, Shelley. Designer
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- Designer
Ingalls, James F. Lighting designer
Andrieux, Cédric, dancer.
Bokaer, Jonah, dancer.
Boudreau, Lisa, dancer.
Chen, Ashley, dancer.
Cunningham, Paige, dancer.
Farmer, Holley, dancer.
Freebury, Jean, dancer.
Goggans, Jennifer, dancer.
Kirschner, Mandy, dancer.
Minato, Koji, dancer.
Roberts, Daniel Aguzzoli, dancer.
Squire, Daniel S., dancer.
Steele, Jeannie K., dancer.
Swan, Derry, dancer.
Swinston, Robert, dancer.
Therrien, Cheryl, dancer.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Added Title
Fluid canvas (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2035
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