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Cunningham, Merce

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Most widely held works by Merce Cunningham
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 37 diverse artists, taking viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration
Points in space by Merce Cunningham Dance Company( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and French and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st half of the BBC's documentary follows the independent preparations of Merce Cunningham's choreography for Points in space, and John Cage's text-sound, computer-music composition, Voiceless essay, or, Writings through the essay "On the duty of civil disobedience," for a TV studio production; the second half presents the combination of choreography and music in the final TV production
Cage Cunningham by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival material and eight years of world tour footage to document the 50 year collaboration between composer John Cage and dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham
The 25-year retrospective concert of the music of John Cage by John Cage( Recording )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Town Hall, New York City, May 15, 1958
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member 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." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
Variations V by John Cage Jr.( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multimedia work involving twelve sound sensitive electronic poles placed around the stage, which are triggered by the dancers' movements and then altered or delayed by the musicians. Footage of rehearsals and other stock footage images overlay the film of the performance and are also projected from television screens during the performance. Non-dance related activities are also performed
Changes: notes on choreography by Merce Cunningham( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never stand still( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing steps by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham created and choreographed his "Changing steps" in 1973. On April 10th, 1974 he videotaped a performance of the work in black and white in his studio in New York City. The present tape is an ingenious collage of film clips from the New York tape (in black and white) and of clips recording later performances in Germany and various U.S. locations shot in color. Seen together these clips constitute a record of the complete work in both rehearsal and performance as well as in black and white and color
Merce by Merce by Paik by Nam June Paik( Visual )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaboration between video artist Nam June Paik and modern dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham performs two of his works; electronic effects are supplied by Paik
Beach birds for camera by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film adaptation of a modern dance work originally made for the stage, featuring the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The film combines different shooting locations, black and white and color film and stereo sound to present the dance through the visual medium of film
CRWDSPCR( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Merce Cunningham's choreographic methods and shows the dancers in his dance company working on CRWDSPCR
Channels/Inserts by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Channels/Inserts is a continuation of the process by which Cunningham and Atlas are developing the grammar of filmdance. Cunningham was interested in the possibility of placing the cast and the scenes in such a way as to give the sense of dual events happening concurrently
Split sides by Charles Atlas( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member 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
Merce Cunningham & Co( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Merce Cunningham working with his company in studio
Deli commedia by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A made-for-videotape dance work conceived as slapstick comedy. Followed by a brief interview with Cunningham on choreography for the camera
Story by Gail E Haley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title refers not to any implicit or explicit narrati ve, but to the act that every spectator may interpret the events in his own way
Locale by Charles Atlas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern dance production by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Cunningham dance technique : intermediate level by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates intermediate-level techniques and exercises of the Cunningham method of dance
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones
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Alternative Names
Canninghamas Merce'as

Cunningham, Mercier

Cunningham Mercier Philip

Cunningham, Mercier Philip 1919-2009

Kaningemas Mersas

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham American dancer

Merce Cunningham Amerikaans danser (1919-2009)

Merce Cunningham amerikansk dansare och koreograf

Merce Cunningham ballarí i coreògraf estatunidenc

Merce Cunningham danseur et chorégraphe

Merce Cunningham danzatore e coreografo statunitense

Merce Cunningham US-amerikanischer Tänzer und Choreograf

Mercier, Philip 1919-2009

Μέρσι Κάνινγκχαμ

Каннингем, Мерс

Мерс Канингам

Мерс Каннінгем

מרס קנינגהם

קנינגהם, מרס 1919-2009

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