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2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections

Title
2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections
Publication
June 14, 2008.

Available Online

NYPL Digital Collections

Details

Additional Authors
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Swinston, Robert
  • Moore, Stephan
  • Lent, Patricia
  • Freebury, Jean
  • Charleston, Janet
  • Squire, Daniel S.
  • Burns, Louise Ann
  • Zaragosa, Luis Gabriel
  • Richter, Pat
  • Vaughan, David, 1924-
  • Crossman, Dylan
  • Scott, Jamie
  • Hinrichs, John
  • Toogood, Melissa
  • Chuang, En Ning
  • Hickman, Nora
  • Olsen, Vigdis Hentz
  • Schmedt, Lindy
  • Brittain, Hannah
  • Byrne, Megan
  • Nelson, Krista
  • Onuki, Juri
  • Rossi, Andrea
  • Ryan, Keelin
  • Tudor, David, 1926-1996
  • Woltmann, Chris
  • Cage, John
  • Schertzinger, Victor
  • Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976
  • Kalmar, Bert, 1884-1947
  • Ruby, Harry
  • Coward, Noël, 1899-1973
  • Wright, Geoffrey, 1912-2010
  • Morgan, Diana, 1910-
  • MacDermott, Robert
  • Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
  • Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974
  • Davies, Molly
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation donor.
Found In
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Description
1 streaming video file (106 min) : sound, color
Summary
Select performances from the 2008 edition of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty concert, in which performances were staged by faculty members in collaboration with members of the MCDC dance corps and student repertory dancers (RUGs). The program begins with a performance of the piece Next, choreographed and danced by Janet Charleston. A performance of Just For Fun, choreographed and danced by Louise Burns and Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, follows (8:24). Daniel Roberts then dances a piece, Neues Stuck, which he also choreographed (21:12). Following this, Cunningham dancers perform a Merce Cunningham work, Trails, as historically reconstructed by Robert Swinston and Stephan Moore, with music by John Cage (30:05). A change of pace comes next, as MCDC archivist David Vaughan and frequent MCDC pianist/accompanist Pat Richter create a cabaret act consisting of a blend of standards and Richter's own compositions, entitled A Fine Romance (51:00). Following this, former Cunningham corps member and current instructor Jean Freebury and a corps of dancers perform the Cunningham piece Trace, with the choreography determined by 'chance operations', the frequent Cunningham device of improvising movement through rolling dice just prior to taking the stage. Music for this piece was composed by Chris Woltmann. (1:16:12). The presentation concludes with the Cunningham work Enter, as historically reconstructed by former MCDC corps member and current instructor Patricia Lent, with music by frequent Cunningham collaborator David Tudor (1:26:23).
Uniform Title
  • Trace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Enter (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Trails (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Next (Choreographic work : Charleston)
  • Neues Stuck (Choreographic work : Squire)
  • Just For Fun (Choreographic work : Burns and Zaragosa)
Alternative Title
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Moving image materials.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Video.
  • Filmed performances.
  • Filmed dance.
Note
  • Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Janet Charleston, choreographer/dancer (Next); Louise Burns, Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, choreographers/dancers (Just For Fun); Daniel Roberts, choreographer/dancer (Neues Stuck); Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Enter [and] Trails); Robert Swinston, Stephan Moore, choreography reconstructionists (Trails); Patricia Lent, choreography reconstructionist (Enter); Jean Freebury, En Ning Chuang, Nora Hickman, Vigidis Hentz Olsen, Lindy Schmedt, choreography (Trace).
  • Pat Richter, lyricist/composer (You Can't Walk A Waltz [and] Merceful Rag [and] The Man On The Mountain); Johnny Mercer, lyricist (Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry); Victor Schertzinger, composer (Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry); Bert Kalmar, lyricist (All Alone Monday); Harry Ruby, composer (All Alone Monday); Noel Coward, lyricist/composer (Parisian Pierrot); Geoffrey Wright, composer (Transatlantic Lullaby); Diana Morgan and Robert MacDermot, lyricists (Transatlantic Lullaby); Jerome Kern, composer (A Fine Romance), Dorothy Fields and Molly Davies, lyricists (A Fine Romance); John Cage, composer (Trails); Chris Woltmann, composer (Traces); David Tudor, composer (Neural Network Plus).
System Details (note)
  • Streaming video.
Source (note)
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Contents
The 'A Fine Romance' segment of the program contains performances or excerpts of the following songs: "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" (1942); You Can't Walk A Waltz; Merceful Rag; The Man On The Mountain; All Alone Monday (1926); Parisian Pierrot (1936); Transatlantic Lullaby (1939); A Fine Romance (1936).
Call Number
*MGZIDF 6965
OCLC
  • 969974029
  • 969974029
Title
2008 Merce Cunningham Dance Company Faculty Concert, selections
Production
June 14, 2008.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Performer
Janet Charleston, Louise Burns, Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, Daniel Squire, Hannah Brittain, Megan Byrne, Dylan Crossman, John Hinrichs, Krista Nelson, Juri Onuki, Andrea Rossi, Keelin Ryan, Jamie Scott, Melissa Toogood, En Ning Chuang, Nora Hickman, Vigdis Hentz Olsen, Lindy Schmedt, Jean Freebury, dancers. David Vaughan, Pat Richter, performers. Pat Richter, pianist. Merce Cunningham Robert Swinston, Stephan Moore, Patricia Lent, Janet Charleston, Louise Burns, Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, Daniel Squire, Jean Freebury, En Ning Chuang, Nora Hickman, Vigdis Hentz Olsen, Lindy Schmedt, choreographers. David Tudor, John Cage, Victor Schertzinger, Pat Richter, Harry Ruby, Noel Coward, Geoffrey Wright, Jerome Kern, composers. Pat Richter, Johnny Mercer, Bert Kalmar, Noel Coward, Diana Morgan, Robert McDermot, Dorothy Fields, Molly Davies, lyricists. Performed by faculty members and dance corp members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Credits
Janet Charleston, choreographer/dancer (Next); Louise Burns, Luis Gabriel Zaragosa, choreographers/dancers (Just For Fun); Daniel Roberts, choreographer/dancer (Neues Stuck); Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Enter [and] Trails); Robert Swinston, Stephan Moore, choreography reconstructionists (Trails); Patricia Lent, choreography reconstructionist (Enter); Jean Freebury, En Ning Chuang, Nora Hickman, Vigidis Hentz Olsen, Lindy Schmedt, choreography (Trace).
Pat Richter, lyricist/composer (You Can't Walk A Waltz [and] Merceful Rag [and] The Man On The Mountain); Johnny Mercer, lyricist (Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry); Victor Schertzinger, composer (Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry); Bert Kalmar, lyricist (All Alone Monday); Harry Ruby, composer (All Alone Monday); Noel Coward, lyricist/composer (Parisian Pierrot); Geoffrey Wright, composer (Transatlantic Lullaby); Diana Morgan and Robert MacDermot, lyricists (Transatlantic Lullaby); Jerome Kern, composer (A Fine Romance), Dorothy Fields and Molly Davies, lyricists (A Fine Romance); John Cage, composer (Trails); Chris Woltmann, composer (Traces); David Tudor, composer (Neural Network Plus).
Event
Recorded 2008, June 14 . New York City.
System Details
Streaming video.
Original Version
Original format: 1 videodisc (DVD) ; 4 3/4 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only on site at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Source
Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Added Author
Cunningham, Merce, choreographer.
Swinston, Robert, choreographer.
Moore, Stephan, choreographer.
Lent, Patricia, choreographer.
Freebury, Jean, choreographer.
Charleston, Janet, choreographer.
Squire, Daniel S., choreographer.
Burns, Louise Ann, choreographer.
Zaragosa, Luis Gabriel, choreographer.
Charleston, Janet, dancer.
Burns, Louise Ann, dancer.
Zaragosa, Luis Gabriel, dancer.
Squire, Daniel S., dancer.
Richter, Pat, singer.
Richter, Pat, pianist.
Vaughan, David, 1924- singer.
Freebury, Jean, dancer.
Crossman, Dylan, dancer.
Scott, Jamie, dancer.
Hinrichs, John, dancer.
Toogood, Melissa, dancer.
Chuang, En Ning, dancer.
Hickman, Nora, dancer.
Olsen, Vigdis Hentz, dancer.
Schmedt, Lindy, dancer.
Brittain, Hannah, dancer.
Byrne, Megan, dancer.
Nelson, Krista, dancer.
Onuki, Juri, dancer.
Rossi, Andrea, dancer.
Ryan, Keelin, dancer.
Richter, Pat, composer.
Richter, Pat, lyricist.
Tudor, David, 1926-1996, composer.
Woltmann, Chris, composer.
Cage, John, composer.
Schertzinger, Victor, composer.
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976, lyricist.
Kalmar, Bert, 1884-1947, lyricist.
Ruby, Harry, composer.
Coward, Noël, 1899-1973, composer.
Coward, Noël, 1899-1973, lyricist.
Wright, Geoffrey, 1912-2010, composer.
Morgan, Diana, 1910- lyricist.
MacDermott, Robert, lyricist.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945, composer.
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974, lyricist.
Davies, Molly, lyricist.
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation donor.
Added Title
Container of (work): Trace (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Container of (work): Enter (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Container of (work): Trails (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Container of (work): Next (Choreographic work : Charleston)
Container of (work): Neues Stuck (Choreographic work : Squire)
Container of (work): Just For Fun (Choreographic work : Burns and Zaragosa)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Moving image materials.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 6965
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