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498, 3rd Ave.
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written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; directed by Klaus Wildenhahn, 1930-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Rudolf Rosthof, fl. 1966, Norddeutscher Rundfunk; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in 498, 3rd Ave. (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2013), 1 hour 23 mins
This documentary is about the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; directed by Klaus Wildenhahn, 1930-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Rudolf Rosthof, fl. 1966, Norddeutscher Rundfunk; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in 498, 3rd Ave. (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2013), 1 hour 23 mins
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Exchange
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written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Karole Armitage, 1954-; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Exchange (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2013), 40 mins
This performance is of Merce Cunningham's "Exchanges."
written by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Karole Armitage, 1954-; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Exchange (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2013), 40 mins
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Variations V
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directed by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Beverly Emmons, 1943-; produced by Brian Brandt, fl. 2011; interview by David Vaughan, 1924-2017; performed by John Cage, 1912-1992, David Tudor, 1926-1996 and Gordon Mumma, 1935-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Variations V (Mode Records, 2013), 2 hours 37 mins
directed by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; designed by Beverly Emmons, 1943-; produced by Brian Brandt, fl. 2011; interview by David Vaughan, 1924-2017; performed by John Cage, 1912-1992, David Tudor, 1926-1996 and Gordon Mumma, 1935-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Variations V (Mode Records, 2013), 2 hours 37 mins
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Variations V
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directed by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; interview by David Vaughan, 1924-2017; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (New York, NY: Mode Records, 2013), 2 hours 37 mins
Variations V reflects the experimentation and spirit of the 1960s — a collaborative, interactive multi-media event with choreographed dance, elaborate mobile decor, variable lighting, multiple film projection, and live-electronic music often activated by the dancers’ movements.Filmed in 1966 at the NDR televis...
directed by Arne Arnbom, 1922-1975; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; interview by David Vaughan, 1924-2017; performed by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (New York, NY: Mode Records, 2013), 2 hours 37 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 41 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 41 mins
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Suite for Five
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Andrea Weber, fl. 2008, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008 and Cédric Andrieux, 1977-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Suite for Five (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2008), 26 mins
Suite for Five (1956) was created by adding a trio, a duet and a quintet to Cunningham's earlier Solo Suite in Space and Time (1953). By 1958, the original piece had been modified so that Cunningham's five solos were reduced to three, and a solo for Carolyn Brown was added. The classic purity and tranquility of Su...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Andrea Weber, fl. 2008, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008 and Cédric Andrieux, 1977-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Suite for Five (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2008), 26 mins
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Biped
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; composed by Gavin Bryars, 1943- (1999); choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by MK2 Productions, L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, Paris, France, Merce Cunningham Trust and NADA Productions; performed by David Kulick, fl. 2005, Cheryl Therrien, fl. 1998, Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Derry Swan, fl. 1998, Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Glen Rumsey, fl. 1998, Banu Ogan, fl. 1998, Matthew Mohr, fl. 1998, Jean Freebury, fl. 1998, Maydelle Fason, fl. 1998, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005, Thomas Caley, fl. 1998 and Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Biped (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2005), 48 mins
Cunningham wrote of this dance that it gave him "the feeling of switching channels on the TV ... the action varies from slow formal sections to rapid broken-up sequences where it is difficult to see all the complexity." Cunningham used the DanceForms computer software to develop the choreography for the dance, whi...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; composed by Gavin Bryars, 1943- (1999); choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by MK2 Productions, L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, Paris, France, Merce Cunningham Trust and NADA Productions; performed by David Kulick, fl. 2005, Cheryl Therrien, fl. 1998, Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Derry Swan, fl. 1998, Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Glen Rumsey, fl. 1998, Banu Ogan, fl. 1998, Matthew Mohr, fl. 1998, Jean Freebury, fl. 1998, Maydelle Fason, fl. 1998, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005, Thomas Caley, fl. 1998 and Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Biped (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2005), 48 mins
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Pond Way
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; composed by Brian Eno, 1948-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Charles Gillibert, fl. 1998, ARTE, Merce Cunningham Trust, L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, Paris, France and NADA Productions; performed by Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Thomas Caley, fl. 1998, Maydelle Fason, fl. 1998, Jean Freebury, fl. 1998, Matthew Mohr, fl. 1998, Banu Ogan, fl. 1998, Jared Phillips, fl. 1998, Glen Rumsey, fl. 1998, Derry Swan, fl. 1998, Cheryl Therrien, fl. 1998, Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005 and Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Pond Way (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2005), 24 mins
"Ponds are a way of life: bogs, water lilies, a haven for birds, myriad layers of different activities," Cunningham said. One of Cunningham's "nature studies," Pond Way is a lyrical, contemplative, often sensuous piece evoking the motions of water, at times reminiscent of the game of skipping stones over the surfa...
directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; composed by Brian Eno, 1948-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Charles Gillibert, fl. 1998, ARTE, Merce Cunningham Trust, L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, Paris, France and NADA Productions; performed by Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Thomas Caley, fl. 1998, Maydelle Fason, fl. 1998, Jean Freebury, fl. 1998, Matthew Mohr, fl. 1998, Banu Ogan, fl. 1998, Jared Phillips, fl. 1998, Glen Rumsey, fl. 1998, Derry Swan, fl. 1998, Cheryl Therrien, fl. 1998, Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005 and Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Pond Way (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2005), 24 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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Split Sides 46
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directed by Charles Atlas, 1958-; choreographed by Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009; produced by Merce Cunningham Trust; performed by Andrea Weber, fl. 2008, Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Daniel Roberts, fl. 2005, Marcie Munnerlyn, fl. 2005, Koji Mizuta, fl. 2005, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005, Julie Cunningham, fl. 2005, Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Jonah Bokaer, 1981- and Cédric Andrieux, 1977-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Split Sides 46 (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 Andrea Weber, fl. 2008, Robert Swinston, fl. 2005, Jeannie Steele, fl. 2005, Daniel Squire, fl. 2005, Daniel Roberts, fl. 2005, Marcie Munnerlyn, fl. 2005, Koji Mizuta, fl. 2005, Rashaun Mitchell, fl. 2008, Jennifer Goggans, fl. 2008, Holley Farmer, fl. 2005, Julie Cunningham, fl. 2005, Lisa Boudreau, fl. 2008, Jonah Bokaer, 1981- and Cédric Andrieux, 1977-, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in Split Sides 46 (New York, NY: Merce Cunningham Trust, 2006), 42 mins
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