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Swinston, Robert

Overview
Works: 237 works in 308 publications in 2 languages and 392 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Dancer, Director, Interviewee, Photographer, Speaker
Classifications: GV1783, 792.8
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Most widely held works by Robert Swinston
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Park Avenue Armory event ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On December 29, 30 and 31, 2011, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company presented six valedictory performances at Park Avenue Armory before disbanding. The event marked the conclusion of the Company's Legacy Tour and the culmination of nearly 60 years of innovation. Disc 3 includes recent and archival excerpts from each of the repertory works featured on the Legacy Tour
CRWDSPCR ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film documents the creation of CRWDSPCR, which Merce Cunningham choreographed with the aid of Life Forms computer software. Rehearsal footage is interspersed with comments from Cunningham and the dancers about how the computer software affects the choreorgaphy and the rehearsal process
[Ocean] [performance excerpts, press conference and interview] ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains footage filmed for a German television segment on the first Kunstenfestival des Arts in Brussels. Merce Cunningham speaks to reporters about the score for Ocean, its performance in the round, the collaborators who worked on Ocean, and the reason for its title. An hour of excerpts from a performance of Ocean at the festival follow. Festival founder Fri Leyson is interviewed about the festival's origins, its significance in bringing together the French and Flemish cultures of Belgium and reflecting the European situation, its sources of funding and the inclusion of Chinese works. The last 8 min. of the disc contains an edited compilation of the preceding footage, with voice-over translations in German, probably for a television segment
Beach birds ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains a studio run-through of Beach birds, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The rehearsal is filmed from an angle that does not show the whole studio
Split sides by Charles Atlas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Split sides consists of two sections and has two sets of costumes, decor and music. The ordering of the elements is determined before each performance by rolling dice. This disc contains two full performances of Split sides with variant combinations of the elements
Points in space by Merce Cunningham Dance Company ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This hour-long broadcast begins with a documentary on the making of Points in space. The documentary includes interviews with the artists who collaborated on this work (Cunningham, Cage, Anastasi, Bradshaw, and dancer Catherine Kerr), interspersed with scenes of rehearsals in New York and recording in London. Cage is seen conferring with the computer experts at Brooklyn College who helped synthesize the score. Points in space is shown in its entirety at the end of the program
Ground level overlay ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains a run-through of Ground level overlay, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Pond way [and] BIPED a film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains full performances of Pond way and BIPED and commentary by Merce Cunningham, who speaks about the inspiration and costumes for Pond way; his use of computer software in creating choreography; the motion capture graphics for BIPED; his reasons for using chance operations
Neighbors [rehearsal] ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The performance of Neighbors lasts 26 min.; a 5 min. excerpt from Beach birds follows
Scenario no. 1 [and] Installations [rehearsal] ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These discs contains run-throughs of Scenario and Installations, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
BIPED ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains a run-through of BIPED, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The run-through lasts 46 min. The last 4 min. of the tape contains a retake of an excerpt from BIPED
Event Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Event contains material from Winterbranch, Kronos event, Cross currents, Fielding sixes, Ocean, Overpopulation, Way station, Un jour ou deux, Squaregame
Interscape ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains a run-through of Interscape, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Inventions [rehearsal] ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains a run-through of Inventions, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Loosestrife [rehearsal] ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This disc contains a studio run-through of Loosestrife, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The rehearsal is filmed from an angle that does not show the entire studio
Sounddance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This studio run-through of Sounddance, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment, is recorded from two different angles, each of which captures half of the studio
Inlets 2 [and] Roaratorio [rehearsals] ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tape contains studio run-throughs of Inlets 2 and Roaratorio, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Tate Modern event ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These discs contain raw footage of an Event performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the turbine hall at the Tate Modern, filmed by miltiple cameras, including footage of the set-up for the performance, audience members, the musicians performing the score, the performance, and curtain calls. This Event included material from Ocean, Changing steps Rondo, and Change of address
Views on stage [rehearsal] ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pond way, Event, [and] CRWDSPCR ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The program is introduced by Jacob's Pillow executive director Ella Baff, who speaks about Merce Cunningham's choreographic innovations. The performance of Pond way begins at 4 min. into the disc
 
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Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.29 for Points in ... to 1.00 for [Ocean] [p ...)
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German (1)