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Pond way [and] BIPED [videorecording] : a film

Title
Pond way [and] BIPED [videorecording] : a film / by Charles Atlas ; choreography by Merce Cunningham ; produced by NADA, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.
Publication
Paris, France : MK2 éditions, 2005, c1999.

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Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (PAL) (98 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Uniform Title
  • Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Pond way (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Pond way: music by Brian Eno ; decor by Roy Lichtenstein ; costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
  • BIPED: decor by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar ; costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance in Mulhouse, France in 1999.
Biography (note)
  • The decor for BIPED was developed from the motion-capture animation project Hand-drawn spaces by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar, with choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Language (note)
  • With credits and commentary available in English or French.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
Pond way (24 min.) -- Pond way commentary (2 min.) -- BIPED (47 min.) -- Computers and dance commentary (25 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2139
OCLC
143416026
Title
Pond way [and] BIPED [videorecording] : a film / by Charles Atlas ; choreography by Merce Cunningham ; produced by NADA, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.
Imprint
Paris, France : MK2 éditions, 2005, c1999.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Credits
Pond way: music by Brian Eno ; decor by Roy Lichtenstein ; costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
BIPED: decor by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar ; costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
Performer
Performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cedric Andrieux, Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Holley Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, David Kulick, Koji Minato, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.
Event
Videotaped in performance in Mulhouse, France in 1999.
Summary
This disc contains full performances of Pond way and BIPED and commentary by Merce Cunningham, who speaks about the inspiration and costumes for Pond way; his use of computer software in creating choreography; the motion capture graphics for BIPED; his reasons for using chance operations.
Biography
The decor for BIPED was developed from the motion-capture animation project Hand-drawn spaces by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar, with choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Language
With credits and commentary available in English or French.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Local Subject
Computers (Dance applications)
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce. Interviewee
Bryars, Gavin. Composer
Eno, Brian, 1948- Composer
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997. Designer
Andrieux, Cédric, dancer.
Boudreau, Lisa, dancer.
Caley, Thomas, dancer.
Farmer, Holley, dancer.
Fason, Maydelle, dancer.
Freebury, Jean, dancer.
Kulick, David, dancer.
Mohr, Matthew D., dancer.
Ogan, Banu, dancer.
Squire, Daniel S., dancer.
Steele, Jeannie K., dancer.
Swan, Derry, dancer.
Swinston, Robert, dancer.
Therrien, Cheryl, dancer.
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- Designer
Eshkar, Shelley. Designer
Gallo, Suzanne. Costume designer
Atlas, Charles. Director
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Added Title
Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Pond way (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2139
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