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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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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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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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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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Squaregame Video
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Attix Karen, fl. 1976, Cornfield Ellen, fl. 1976, Morgan Ensminger, fl. 1976, Meg Harper, fl. 1976, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, fl. 1976, Catherine Kerr, fl. 1976, Chris Komar, 1947-1996, Robert Kovich, 1950-1991, Raymond Kurshals, Julie Roess-Smith, fl. 1976, Karole Armitage, 1954- and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Squaregame Video (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1976), 26 mins
As its title suggests, this playful piece is much like a game. Squaregame was first performed on a surface resembling an athletic court. The set design by Mark Lancaster consisted of a white floor cloth surrounded by bands of green Astroturf - otherwise the stage was bare - and the costumes were practice clothes,...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Attix Karen, fl. 1976, Cornfield Ellen, fl. 1976, Morgan Ensminger, fl. 1976, Meg Harper, fl. 1976, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, fl. 1976, Catherine Kerr, fl. 1976, Chris Komar, 1947-1996, Robert Kovich, 1950-1991, Raymond Kurshals, Julie Roess-Smith, fl. 1976, Karole Armitage, 1954- and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Squaregame Video (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 1976), 26 mins
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Antic Meet
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written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; directed by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008, Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008; produced by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; performed by Barbara Dilley, 1938-, Steve Paxton, 1939-, Sandra Neels, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Antic Meet (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust), 27 mins
This performance is of Merce Cunningham's "Antic Meet."
written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; directed by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008, Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008; produced by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; performed by Barbara Dilley, 1938-, Steve Paxton, 1939-, Sandra Neels, Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Antic Meet (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust), 27 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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The Making of 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), 27 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), 27 mins
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