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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 by Susan Sollins( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,685 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 Elliot Caplan( Visual )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 855 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 )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 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 )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 492 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."
Never stand still( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 464 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. Featured are amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage
Cunningham dance technique elementary level( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to a number of the elements that comprise the basis of the Cunningham technique for dancers as given in the Westbeth Studio in New York City
Changes: notes on choreography by Merce Cunningham( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing steps by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 298 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
Split sides by Charles Atlas( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four of thirty-two possible variations of Cunningham's work Split sides (2003), featuring two set designs, two sets of costumes, and two lighting plots
Variations V by John Cage( Visual )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations V reflects the experimentation and spirit of the 1960s -- a collaborative, interactive multi-media event with choreographed dance, elaborate mobile decor, variable lighting, multiple film projection, and live-electronic music often activated by the dancers' movements. Filmed in 1966 at the NDR television studio in Hamburg, Germany, it is historically important as one of the few available films of a Cunningham Dance Company performance from the 1960s and the first commercial release of Variations V. As the dancers performed on stage, their movements interacted with twelve antennas built by Robert Moog and a set of photocells designed by Bell Labs research scientist Billy Klver in such a way as to trigger the transmission of sounds to a 50-channel mixer whose output was heard from six speakers around the hall. The actual sound sources--a battery of tape recorders and radios--were supervised by Cage, David Tudor and Gordon Mumma. The mise-en-scene was supplemented by a film collage by Stan VanDerBeek that included processed television images by Nam June Paik and footage of the dancers shot by VanDerBeek during rehearsals
CRWDSPCR( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Merce Cunningham's choreographic methods and shows the dancers in his dance company working on CRWDSPCR. Features clips from the ballet, short interviews with participants (dancers, costume designer, composer); and choreography by Merce Cunningham
Beach birds for camera by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to John Cage's work Four³
Merce by Merce by Paik by Nam June Paik( Visual )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaboration between video artist Nam June Paik and modern dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham performs two of his works, while Paik supplies electronic effects and clips. Merce by Merce by Paik is a two-part tribute to groundbreaking postmodern choreographer Merce Cunningham and avant-garde master Marcel Duchamp. Blue Studio: Five Segments is a stunning work of videodance by Merce Cunningham and his then filmmaker-in-residence, Charles Atlas. In Merce and Marcel, Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota create a densely textured video collage that links the two visionary artists
Merce Cunningham & Co( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Merce Cunningham working with his company in studio
Art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second season book interviews Trenton Doyle Hancock, Do-Ho Suh, Kara Walker and Kiki Smith ("Stories"); Gabriel Orozco, Martin Puryear, Collier Schorr, and Janine Antoni; ("Loss and Desire"); Elizabeth Murray, Raymond Pettibon, Eleanor Antin, and Walton Ford ("Humor"); and Vija Clemins and Paul Pfeiffer ("Time"). In texts taken from sessions with producer Susan Sollins, the artists talk about their work in home or work environments
I have nothing to say and I am saying it by John Cage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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
The collaborators( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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
Deli commedia( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 165 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
 
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Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones
Alternative Names
Cunningham, Mercier

Cunningham, Mercier Philip

Cunningham, Mercier Philip 1919-2009

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham Amerikaans danser (1919-2009)

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

مرس کانینگهام طراح رقص و رقاص آمریکایی

მერს კანინგემი

カニングハム

マース・カニンガム

Languages
English (340)

French (9)

Italian (6)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

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Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. JonesThe dancer and the danceThe bride and the bachelors : five masters of the avant gardeMerce Cunningham : the modernizing of modern danceMerce Cunningham : fifty yearsMerce Cunningham : dancing in space and timeDance and the lived body : a descriptive aesthetics