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Cunningham, Merce

Works: 1,288 works in 1,901 publications in 6 languages and 20,073 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History  Pictorial works  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Film catalogs  Drama  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Host, Choreographer, Interviewee, Director, Performer, Speaker, Conductor, Dancer, Honoree, Artist, Narrator, Film editor, Designer, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Costume designer
Classifications: GV1785.C85, 709.7309051
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Merce Cunningham Publications about Merce Cunningham
Publications by  Merce Cunningham Publications by Merce Cunningham
posthumous Publications by Merce Cunningham, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Merce Cunningham
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,703 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 )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 853 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 ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 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
Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 468 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."
The 25-year retrospective concert of the music of John Cage by John Cage ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded at Town Hall, New York City, May 15, 1958
Changes: notes on choreography by Merce Cunningham ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never stand still ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 303 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
Split sides by Charles Atlas ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 228 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
Changing steps by Cunningham Dance Foundation ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 211 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
Cunningham dance technique ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 208 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
Robert Rauschenberg inventive genius ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member 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
Cunningham dance technique intermediate level ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates intermediate-level techniques and exercises of the Cunningham method of dance
Music for Merce 1952-2009 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beach birds for camera ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film adaptation of a modern dance work originally made for the stage. 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
8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 149 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
Variations V by John Cage ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multimedia production incorporates modern dance, electronic music and film. Introductory remarks in German
Merce Cunningham & Co ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows Merce Cunningham working with his company in studio
Merce by Merce by Paik by Charles Atlas ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 131 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 Cunningham Dance Company Robert Rauschenberg collaborations ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1954, Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time these friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century. This three-DVD set showcases these great artists' work, along with the work of another, filmmaker Charles Atlas. The DVDs are accompanied by an illustrated essay by Bonnie Brooks. Charles Atlas has directed and collaborated on over 35 film or video projects with Merce Cunningham and served as the company's filmmaker-in-residence for ten years (1974-1983). The three films in this collection showcase Atlas's direction and editing of films and include the 2003 revival of Suite for Five, the 1999 revival of Summerspace, and the original cast of Interscape in 2000. ... Interscape explores the transitions between darkness and light, stillness and exertion, and silence and sound. A detailed and beautifully rendered work, Interscape showcases the essence of the artists Cage, Cunningham and Rauschenberg."--Container
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Cunningham, Mercier
Cunningham, Mercier Philip
Cunningham, Mercier Philip, 1919-2009
Cunningham, Mercier Philip 1919-2009 Vollstaendiger Name
Merce Cunningham