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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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Blue Studio
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choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Charles Atlas, 1958- and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1976), 33 mins
Blue Studio is a mediadance for solo performer. It utilizes chromakey and mirrors to create varied backgrounds for Cunningham's movements. Blue Studio: Five Segments is included in "Merce by Merce by Paik."
choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Charles Atlas, 1958- and Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1976), 33 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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Merce By Merce By Paik
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directed by Nam June Paik, 1932-2006; composed by David Held, Earl Howard, 1959- and John Cage, 1912-1992; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1978), 29 mins
Merce by Merce by Paik is a two-part tribute to groundbreaking postmodern choreographer Merce Cunningham and avant-garde master Marcel Duchamp. Blue Studio: Five Segments is a stunning work of videodance by Merce Cunningham and his then filmmaker-in-residence, Charles Atlas. In Merce and Marcel, Nam June Paik and...
directed by Nam June Paik, 1932-2006; composed by David Held, Earl Howard, 1959- and John Cage, 1912-1992; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1978), 29 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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Merce Cunningham
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performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1980), 54 mins
A documentary on the works of Merce Cunningham and Company.
performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham Trust, 1980), 54 mins
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Merce Cunningham Dance Company
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composed by David Tudor, 1926-1996; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, Beverly Emmons, 1943-; produced by David Oppenheim, 1922-2007; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Carolyn Brown, Barbara Dilley, 1938-, Sandra Neels, Albert Reid and Gus Solomon, Jr., Merce Cunningham Dance Company and David Tudor and Gordon Mumma (New York, NY: Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1979), 7 mins
Leacock and Pennebaker filmed choreographer Merce Cunningham’s dance “Rainforest” as part of the 1968 Buffalo Arts Festival’s program “Whose Afraid of the Avant-Garde” presenting experimental art, music, dance, poetry and theater. The dance composition also featured music by John Cage, costumes by Jasp...
composed by David Tudor, 1926-1996; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, Beverly Emmons, 1943-; produced by David Oppenheim, 1922-2007; performed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009, Carolyn Brown, Barbara Dilley, 1938-, Sandra Neels, Albert Reid and Gus Solomon, Jr., Merce Cunningham Dance Company and David Tudor and Gordon Mumma (New York, NY: Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1979), 7 mins
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