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Changing Steps
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directed by Elliot Caplan, fl. 1984-2013; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Elliot Caplan, fl. 1984-2013, Mark Lancaster and Suzanne Gallo; produced by Elliot Caplan, fl. 1984-2013; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1989), 36 mins
Video collage of different recordings of "Changing Steps" taped at the Merce Cunningham Studio at Westbeth, New York, April 1974; Bühen der Stadt in Bielefeld, Stadthalle in Neuss and Forum in Leverkusen, West Germany, June 1988; and Sundance Institute, Provo UT, and Sunrise Studios, Orem UT, October 1988. Merce...
directed by Elliot Caplan, fl. 1984-2013; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Elliot Caplan, fl. 1984-2013, Mark Lancaster and Suzanne Gallo; produced by Elliot Caplan, fl. 1984-2013; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1989), 36 mins
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Deli Commedia
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choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Dove Bradshaw, 1949-; performed by Brenda Daniels, fl. 1985, Frey Faust, fl. 1974, Kristy Santimyer, fl. 2004, Carol Teitelbaum, fl. 1998 and Bill Young, fl. 1988, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1985), 18 mins
"Deli Commedia" was conceived as a slapstick comedy. Cunningham's nod to the improvised farces of the 18th Century commesia del'arte. The music, like the action, is a throwback to silent film days when actors 'danced' their story line and exaggerated conveying emotion, the piano all the while providing dramatic em...
choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Dove Bradshaw, 1949-; performed by Brenda Daniels, fl. 1985, Frey Faust, fl. 1974, Kristy Santimyer, fl. 2004, Carol Teitelbaum, fl. 1998 and Bill Young, fl. 1988, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1985), 18 mins
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Lamb of God
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composed by Ralph Gilbert; choreographed by Iris Mabry; produced by Ivan N. Cury, 1937- and Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; performed by Iris Mabry and James Macandrew, 1906-1988 (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 7 mins
Solo dance performance by dancer-choreographer Iris Mabry. Her idiosyncratic dances express her views of the relationship among dance movement, emotion, and music. She comes to dance as a philosophy major at Smith College, and is articulate about her intentions regarding economy of movement, the difference between...
composed by Ralph Gilbert; choreographed by Iris Mabry; produced by Ivan N. Cury, 1937- and Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; performed by Iris Mabry and James Macandrew, 1906-1988 (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 7 mins
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Fractions I
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Mark Lancaster, Mark Lancaster, Andy Tron; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1977), 33 mins
Uses studio dance space and up to four video monitors. Projected on the monitors are both images of dancers absent from the dance space and close-ups of dancers who are present in that space.
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Mark Lancaster, Mark Lancaster, Andy Tron; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1977), 33 mins
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Locale
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Charles Atlas, 1958-, Jan Kroeze; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1980), 29 mins
Locale was designed to explore the possibilities of moving cameras and moving dancers in a film. Filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth, New York NY, Jan - Feb 1979. First public screening at City Center Theater, New York NY, 24 February 1980. The camera movements are choreographed as precisely as those o...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Charles Atlas, 1958-, Jan Kroeze; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1980), 29 mins
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Poem
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directed by Nick Havinga, fl. 1964-1996; choreographed by Sophie Maslow, 1911-2006; designed by Charles Lisanby, 1924-2013; produced by Dan Gallagher, fl. 1963; performed by Julie Arenal, fl. 1972-2006, Carol Fried, William Dugan, 1997-, Stanley Berke, fl. 1960, Haruki Fujimoto, fl. 1976, Morrie Peirce, fl. 1961 and Herbert Lovelle, 1924-2009 (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 19 mins
Poem is a modern dance based on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, "Autobiography", choreographed by Sophie Maslow to music by Duke Ellington. Participants are Morrie Pierce (reading poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Sophie Maslow (choreographer), Herbert Lovell (drummer), Julie Arenal, William Dugan, Stanley Berke, Haru...
directed by Nick Havinga, fl. 1964-1996; choreographed by Sophie Maslow, 1911-2006; designed by Charles Lisanby, 1924-2013; produced by Dan Gallagher, fl. 1963; performed by Julie Arenal, fl. 1972-2006, Carol Fried, William Dugan, 1997-, Stanley Berke, fl. 1960, Haruki Fujimoto, fl. 1976, Morrie Peirce, fl. 1961 and Herbert Lovelle, 1924-2009 (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 19 mins
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Portrait of Billie
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directed by Nick Havinga, fl. 1964-1996; choreographed by John Butler, 1918-1993; designed by Ronald Baldwin, fl. 1962, Dean Nelson, fl. 1951; produced by Clair Roskam, fl. 1957-1963; performed by Billie Holiday, 1915-1959, Carmen De Lavallade, 1931- and John Butler, 1918-1993 (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 28 mins
Choreographer John Butler and Carmen de Lavallade interpret the life of blues singer Billie Holiday in a dance to recordings of Holiday singing. Includes narration and photographs of Holiday's career and quotes from her book, "Lady Sings the Blues."
directed by Nick Havinga, fl. 1964-1996; choreographed by John Butler, 1918-1993; designed by Ronald Baldwin, fl. 1962, Dean Nelson, fl. 1951; produced by Clair Roskam, fl. 1957-1963; performed by Billie Holiday, 1915-1959, Carmen De Lavallade, 1931- and John Butler, 1918-1993 (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 28 mins
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Coast Zone
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choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Charles Atlas, 1958-, Ken Kelsch, fl. 1992; performed by John Cage, 1912-1992, Martin Kalve, fl. 2007, David Tudor, 1926-1996 and Takehisa Kosugi, 1938-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1983), 27 mins
Coast Zone, a video-dance collaboration between Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas, was shot in the vaulted Synod House of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The great spatial depth of the cathedral allows for the use of deep focus and camera mobility; dancers in the background are seen with eq...
choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Charles Atlas, 1958-, Ken Kelsch, fl. 1992; performed by John Cage, 1912-1992, Martin Kalve, fl. 2007, David Tudor, 1926-1996 and Takehisa Kosugi, 1938-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1983), 27 mins
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Points in Space
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choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by William Anastasi, 1933-, Dove Bradshaw, 1949-; produced by Bob Lockyer, 1942-; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1986), 29 mins
Features BBC documentary with interviews by Cunningham, Cage and members of the company, as well as scenes from rehearsals in New York and London. The second half features the finished dance, performed by Merce Cunningham and his company.
choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by William Anastasi, 1933-, Dove Bradshaw, 1949-; produced by Bob Lockyer, 1942-; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1986), 29 mins
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Second Hand
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directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Jim Ryan, fl. 1974, Ralph Holmes, fl. 1977; produced by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1974), 6 mins
Two half-hour programs featuring Cunningham and his Company. A marriage of choreography and video techniques occurs in this two-part program on Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Cunningham makes use of multiple screen images. An "video event" the program is comprised of excerpts from: "Winterbranch", "Second...
directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Jim Ryan, fl. 1974, Ralph Holmes, fl. 1977; produced by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1974), 6 mins
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