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Rehearsal: Part One (02:18)

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Merce Cunningham calls his unconventional evening of music, dance, and visual elements a video event. Any space is a possible location for dance. Cunningham does not like to teach, but he found it necessary to demonstrate rather than tell dancers movements. (Credits)

Rehearsal: Part Two (02:41)

The dancers rehearse while Cunningham provides narration. Cunningham likes his dancers flexible and resilient. He works alone at first and then incorporates dancers.

Rehearsal: Part Three (02:33)

The dancers rehearse while Cunningham provides narration. He does not have his dancers portray anyone else, nor does he have them keep time together.

"Winterbranch" (02:49)

Cunningham explains that this piece concerns falling and rising. Watch an excerpt of the performance.

"Second Hand" (06:32)

Cunningham dances the first part of the performance. The second part is a duet and the third is an ensemble performance. For Cunningham, music co-exists rather than underscores movement.

"Untitled" (05:59)

Cunningham describes how the movements are fast and frenetic. Watch an excerpt of the performance.

"TV Rerun" (05:25)

Multiple cameras record four different dances in this event. Watch an excerpt of the performance.

Credits: Merce Cunningham and Dancers: Performance of an Experimental Piece (00:33)

Credits: Merce Cunningham and Dancers: Performance of an Experimental Piece

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Merce Cunningham and Dancers: Performance of an Experimental Piece


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An experimental marriage of dance and video with the celebrated choreographer-dancer Merce Cunningham and company. Merce says they are not concerts but "events." His commentary links the various aspects of these performances. With Merce Cunningham, Ellen Cornfield, Meg Harper, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Cathy Kerr, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Brynar Mehl, Charles Moulton, Julie Roess-Smith, Valda Setterfield, (Dancers of the Cunningham Dance Co.)

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL128496

ISBN: 978-1-64023-328-7

Copyright date: ©1974

Closed Captioned

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