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Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio ; and, interviews with Anuradha Kapur and Hugo Davenport; and, Britain today (Radio program)

Title
Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio ; and, interviews with Anuradha Kapur and Hugo Davenport; and, Britain today (Radio program), 1995-10.
Publication
October, 1995.

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Additional Authors
Found In
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Description
1 streaming audio file (35 minutes) : digital, stereo
Alternative Title
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Magazine format radio programs.
  • Radio interviews.
  • Radio news programs.
Note
  • Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original container and cassette.
  • Handwritten notes on original container and cassette: "Merce on BBC ; Oct 95".
  • Sound quality is mostly good; the speakers are audible but at times the sound becomes distorted and the recording volumes are uneven.
  • Donor's inventory numbers [labeled with two]: C351, and, C379.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
Source (note)
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Call Number
*LTC-A 1187
OCLC
913882912
Title
Jann Parry reports on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on BBC Radio ; and, interviews with Anuradha Kapur and Hugo Davenport; and, Britain today (Radio program), 1995-10.
Publisher
October, 1995.
Playing Time
003439
Type of Content
performed music
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
audiocassette
online resource
Event
Broadcast on BBC radio in, London, England, 1995 October.
Summary
Begins abruptly; unidentified host briefly summarizes the original plot of Cyrano de Bergerac and speaks with director Anuradha Kapur about her re-staging of the play for Cyrano (1995); ca. 5:06, host speaks with cinema critic Hugo Davenport about Il Postino (1994) and the integration of Pablo Neruda's poetry into the film; ca. 10:31, host memorializes poet Gavin Ewart and plays a recording of Ewart reading an excerpt from a poem; ca. 11:58, host introduces Merce Cunningham and John Cage, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company visit to London to perform Events as part of the Dance Umbrella Festival; brief clip of Cunningham speaking about the origin and purpose of his Events; ca. 13:55, host speaks with Observer newspaper dance critic, Jann Parry, about audience responses to Merce Cunningham's choreography and Company; Jann speaks about early Company performances and the multiple focal points of the work, including Cage's idea of "poly-attentivity"; host concludes the program and plays an excerpt from Stuart Dempster's Underground overlays; ca. 18:35-32:50, Britain today radio news program with host Catherine Utley; ca. 32:54-34:39, station announcements and world news briefs.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
Original Version
Archival original: (1 audio cassette (35 minutes) : analog) in *LTC-A 1187.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Local Note
Transferred from original analog cassette by George Blood Audio on March 25, 2015.
Source
Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Connect to:
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, commentator.
Davenport, Hugo, inteviewee.
Ewart, Gavin, speaker.
Kapur, Anuradha, inteviewee.
Parry, Jann, commentator.
Utley, Catherine, host.
Container of (work): Ewart, Gavin. Poems. Selections.
BBC Radio, broadcaster.
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, donor.
Added Title
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Research Call Number
*LTC-A 1187
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