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Assemblage
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directed by Richard O. Moore, 1920-2015; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by KQED-TV; performed by Chase Robinson, fl. 1968, Mel Wong, 1939-2003, Jeff Slayton, fl. 1968, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, fl. 1976, Meg Harper, fl. 1976, Valda Setterfield, 1934-, Sandra Neels, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Assemblage (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1968), 58 mins
Assemblage is a recently rediscovered film produced for broadcast by San Francisco's public television station KQED in November 1968. Created in collaboration with director and former dancer Richard Moore, the film features Cunningham dancing with early dance company members in a public "happening" in San Francisc...
directed by Richard O. Moore, 1920-2015; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by KQED-TV; performed by Chase Robinson, fl. 1968, Mel Wong, 1939-2003, Jeff Slayton, fl. 1968, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, fl. 1976, Meg Harper, fl. 1976, Valda Setterfield, 1934-, Sandra Neels, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Assemblage (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1968), 58 mins
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Camera Three: A Video Event
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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 Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1974), 59 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 Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1974), 59 mins
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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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Crises
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directed by Helen Priest Rogers, fl. 1940; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by American Dance Festival; performed by Marilyn Wood, fl. 1961, Viola Farber, 1931-1998, Judith Dunn, 1933-1983, Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009 and Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Crises (1961) (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1961), 23 mins
First performed at the 13th American Dance Festival in the summer of 1960, Crises was described by Cunningham as "an adventure in togetherness." Choreographed for four women and one man, the dance focused on physical contact between the dancers. The physical entanglements came both through holding each other and b...
directed by Helen Priest Rogers, fl. 1940; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by American Dance Festival; performed by Marilyn Wood, fl. 1961, Viola Farber, 1931-1998, Judith Dunn, 1933-1983, Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009 and Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Crises (1961) (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1961), 23 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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How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run
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directed by Roger Englander, 1926-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Eastern Educational Network and WNED | WBFO; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1968), 40 mins
Cunningham's How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run (1965) had an athletic theme - a flavor of the sportif, as David Vaughan put it - but without any references to specific sports or games. The choreography, performed before the unadorned back wall of the stage, kept the dancers constantly in motion, with two or three th...
directed by Roger Englander, 1926-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Eastern Educational Network and WNED | WBFO; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1968), 40 mins
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Night Wandering
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written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008; produced by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975, Finnish Broadcasting Company; performed by David Tudor, 1926-1996, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, in Night Wandering (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1964), 19 mins
This performance is of Merce Cunningham's "Night Wandering."
written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008; produced by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975, Finnish Broadcasting Company; performed by David Tudor, 1926-1996, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, in Night Wandering (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1964), 19 mins
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Ocean
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Walker Art Center and Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Emma Desjardins, fl. 2010, Brandon Collwes, fl. 2010, Melissa Toogood, fl. 2010, Silas Riener, fl. 2010, Daniel Madoff, fl. 2010, Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Marcie Munnerlyn, fl. 2005, Koji Mizuta, fl. 2005, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005 and Julie Cunningham, fl. 2005, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Ocean (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2010), 1 hour 40 mins
Ocean (1994), one of Merce Cunningham's most ambitious works, was originally conceived by John Cage in 1991 as a dance to be performed in the round, with the audience surrounding the dancers, and the musicians (112 of them) surrounding the audience. Although it was not possible for the two to realize this project...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Walker Art Center and Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Emma Desjardins, fl. 2010, Brandon Collwes, fl. 2010, Melissa Toogood, fl. 2010, Silas Riener, fl. 2010, Daniel Madoff, fl. 2010, Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Marcie Munnerlyn, fl. 2005, Koji Mizuta, fl. 2005, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005 and Julie Cunningham, fl. 2005, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Ocean (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2010), 1 hour 40 mins
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Septet
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directed by Heikki Seppälä, 1941-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Finnish Broadcasting Company; performed by Viola Farber, 1931-1998, Anneliese Widman, fl. 1964, William Davies, fl. 1964, Steve Paxton, 1939-, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Septet (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1964), 17 mins
The title Septet refers not to the number of dancers but to the seven-part structure and stylistic variations of Eric Satie's score entitled Trois morceaux en forme de poire. The piece was choreographed for six dancers, with each of the seven movements ranging from grave to playful, as in the somber lyrical duet w...
directed by Heikki Seppälä, 1941-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Finnish Broadcasting Company; performed by Viola Farber, 1931-1998, Anneliese Widman, fl. 1964, William Davies, fl. 1964, Steve Paxton, 1939-, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Septet (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1964), 17 mins
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Split Sides 45
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Julie Cunningham, fl. 2005, Jonah Bokaer, 1981-, Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Cédric Andrieux, 1977-, Andrea Weber, fl. 2008, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Koji Mizuta, fl. 2005, Marcie Munnerlyn, fl. 2005 and Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Split Side 45 (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2006), 42 mins
Split Sides (2003) was a work for the full company of fourteen dancers. The choreography, music and design elements for the dance were each created in two parts, which were varied for each performance. Chance procedures decided which of the two versions of each element would be paired together. Mathematically, the...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Julie Cunningham, fl. 2005, Jonah Bokaer, 1981-, Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Cédric Andrieux, 1977-, Andrea Weber, fl. 2008, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Koji Mizuta, fl. 2005, Marcie Munnerlyn, fl. 2005 and Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Split Side 45 (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2006), 42 mins
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