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Kaiser, Paul 1956-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 65 publications in 3 languages and 603 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  History  Filmed dance  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Dance television programs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Commentator, Interviewee, Designer, Editor, Director
Classifications: GV1785.C85, 792.82092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Kaiser
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 362 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
On location( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extending from the momentary to the monumental, terrestrial to celestial, micro to macro, and personal to cultural, this issue explores the vast concept of location. Where beyond the genre of new media art could so many different interpretations of location exist?
Ghostcatching : a virtual dance installation : Cooper Union School of Art, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, New York City, 6 January-13 February 1999 by COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART (N.Y.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moritz Götze : Rokoko : [1. April bis 4. Juni 2006, Galerie Rothamel Frankfurt, Galerie Rothamel Erfurt] by Moritz Götze( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRWDSPCR [and] Biped( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrications [and] Biped( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biped( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features a panel discussion on the Merce Cunningham dance Biped, preceded by an excerpt from the piece, which combines live dancers with digital images. Panelists discuss the application of computer technology to choreography, specifically the Character Studio software used to capture the dancers' movements, rendering animated three-dimensional images that serve as both notation and as visual counterpoint in Biped. During the panel, the dancers demonstrate the motion capture process in front of a large monitor. The discussion is followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience
MinEvent [and] BIPED( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pond way [and] BIPED : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 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
Juilliard dances repertory 2015 : Saturday, March 28, at 8p.m.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hand-Drawn Spaces, Single Screen Composite version, master( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A performance of the piece Hand-Drawn Spaces, created using the Lifeforms software. This is the single screen composite version, as opposed to the three-screen version also found in the Library's Merce Cunningham Collection
Merce Cunningham Focus Day by Alastair Macaulay( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 47 minutes). [Ambient noise followed by Alastair Macaulay's introductory remarks regarding the program schedule and other administrative matters.] Alastair Macaulay begins his lecture, entitled Movement and meaning in Merce Cunningham's choreography, by describing and demonstrating movements from Merce Cunningham's works Changing steps and Walkaround time; Macaulay dedicates the day to David Vaughan; Macaulay speaks about Cunningham's background and evolution as an artist, including various early influences such as Native American dance and the beginnings of his collaborations with John Cage; Macaulay speaks about and shows, while describing, film excerpts of the Cunningham works Four walls and Septet; Macaulay speaks about Cunningham's works Seasons and Summerspace and the concept of incompleteness including with respect to space; experiments with chance; Robert Rauschenberg and the nature of his collaborations with Cunningham and Cage; Macaulay speaks about and shows, while describing, film excerpts of Cunningham's work Crises, Story, and Variations V; Macaulay speaks about changes in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company including the turnover in dancers, Cunninghams' commission for the Opéra de Paris Ballet, and his new work Torse [recording ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2]. (The film excerpts of Four walls and Crises are from the television documentary Cage/Cunningham, directed and edited by Elliot Caplan)
BIPED [and] MinEvent( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pond way [and] BIPED : deux baellets filmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Lifelike : a digital portrait of Merce Cunningham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital portrait Merce Cunningham's hands
Juilliard dances repertory 2015 : Saturday, March 28, at 2p.m.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Views on stage [and] BIPED( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fluid canvas [and] Split sides( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This performance was part of the Festival d'automne a Paris. The recording begins with Merce introducing the pieces in French. The performance of Fluid canvas begins at 4 min. into video
 
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Languages
English (23)

German (12)

French (1)