Most widely held works about Merce Cunningham
Most widely held works by Merce Cunningham
The dancer and the dance by Merce Cunningham ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Points in space ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Looks at the production process of a modern dance ballet, followed by a performance of the same.
Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense."
Cage/Cunningham a film ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Presents material on Cunningham and his dances, especially his association with John Cage.
Changes: notes on choreography by Merce Cunningham ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 libraries worldwide
The 25-year retrospective concert of the music of John Cage by John Cage ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Recorded at Town Hall, New York City, May 15, 1958.
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Robert Rauschenberg inventive genius ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the life and work of American painter Robert Rauschenberg. As guru of the movement that transformed modern art, Robert Rauschenberg is the ideal focus for an exploration of the revolution that has taken place in American art over the past 45 years. A rich mixture of visual images and engaging commentary examines the life of this revolutionary American painter.
Split sides by Merce Cunningham ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Presents four of 32 possible variations of Cunningham's work Split sides (2003), featuring two set designs, two sets of costumes, and two lighting plots.
Other animals : drawings and journals by Merce Cunningham ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Known worldwide for his remarkable and continually groundbreaking choreography, Merce Cunningham has a secret: he also draws. For the first time, he opens a door into his fantastical animal kingdom with Aperture's publication of Other Animals. Cunningham is an obsessive observer with a colossal sense of humor who revels in nature with the same childlike vision--and the same expressiveness--that infuses his dances. Like his dances, his drawings are impressions, inventions, gestures, and interactions. Cunningham introduces us to a bird riding a turtle, a bizarre hybrid creature wearing a fashionable sweater, and an ostrich whose daintily pointed toe rivals the gracefulness of his dancers. The drawings are collected in a beautifully produced and colorful volume along with selected entries from Cunningham's personal journals. Juxtaposed with photographs of some of his dances and their notations, Other Animals reveals another side of Cunningham's creative process. One immediately senses the master's connection with nature in all her idiosyncratic glory--a place for the unexpected and exotic and peculiar and even silly to roam free. These drawings, playful and evocative in their own right, offer a key to understanding how Cunningham renders his vision of the world through dance--and how his vision is translated into costuming through his close collaboration with designers such as Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garccedilonnes.
Cunningham dance technique. Elementary level ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates basic techniques and exercises of the Cunningham method of dance.
I have nothing to say and I am saying it ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The life, music, and philosophy of the composer John Cage. Includes performances of his music, and comments by Merce Cunninghan, Yoko Ono, and Laurie Anderson.
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ; season two ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words -- direct, accessible and unfiltered -- in the second season. Providing unprecedented access to the artists of our time, this unique four-hour series spotlights 16 artists working in the United States today."
The collaborators ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Interview with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg who discuss their collaborative efforts in artistic dance production. Includes excerpts from dance productions such as Travelogue and Nocturnes, as well as the entire production of Coast zone.
Music for Merce, 1952-2009 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Cunningham dance technique intermediate level ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates intermediate-level techniques and exercises of the Cunningham method of dance.
Changing steps ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A collage of film clips from the 1974 tape (in black and white) filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York and of clips recording 1988 performances in Germany and Utah shot in color. Seen together these clips constitute a record of the complete work in both rehearsal and performance.
Mysterious adventure : (music for the dance by Merce Cunningham) : prepared piano solo by John Cage ( )
7 editions published between 1945 and 1982 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Sixty-two mesostics re Merce Cunningham : voice unacc. using microphone by John Cage ( )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The dancer and the dance by Merce Cunningham ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in French and English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Aleatory music Animals Art Art, American Artists Arts, American Avant-garde (Aesthetics) Ballets Biography Brown, Carolyn,--1927- Cage, John Carillon music Catalogs Choreographers Choreography Composers Concertos (Piano) Cunningham, Merce Dance Dance companies Dance costume Dancers Documentary television programs Duchamp, Marcel,--1887-1968 Electronic music Exhibition catalogs Film catalogs Friendship Graham, Martha History Instrumental music Interviews Johns, Jasper,--1930- Jones, Bill T Male dancers Merce Cunningham Dance Company Modern dance Modern dance--Study and teaching Monk, Meredith Piano music Pictorial works Prepared piano music Rauschenberg, Robert,--1925-2008 Songs (Low voice) with piano Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery Themes, motives Tinguely, Jean,--1925-1991 United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vocal music
Cunningham, Mercier Philip
Cunningham, Mercier Philip, 1919-2009
Cunningham, Mercier Philip 1919-2009 Vollständigere Namensform
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