WorldCat Identities

Cunningham, Merce

Works: 1,558 works in 2,305 publications in 6 languages and 22,544 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Pictorial works  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Catalogs  Film catalogs  Drama 
Roles: Choreographer, Host, Interviewee, Performer, Director, Author, Dancer, Speaker, Conductor, Honoree, Artist, Narrator, Film editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Designer, Other, Lyricist, zxx, Illustrator, Costume designer
Classifications: GV1785.C85, 709.7309051
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Merce Cunningham
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,573 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 )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 863 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 )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 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 )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 472 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."
Changes: notes on choreography by Merce Cunningham( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never stand still( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 386 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
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing steps by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 258 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 241 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
Variations V by John Cage( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 207 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
Cunningham dance technique intermediate level( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates intermediate-level techniques and exercises of the Cunningham method of dance
CRWDSPCR( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 181 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and French and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to John Cage's work Four
Robert Rauschenberg inventive genius( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 166 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
Merce by Merce by Paik by Charles Atlas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 162 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
Merce Cunningham & Co( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews with Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Karole Armitage, Chris Komar; scenes from rehearsal of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; performance excerpts from Exchange, Squaregame, and Travelogue
Music for Merce 1952-2009( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deli commedia( Visual )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 153 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.20 for Art 21 art ... to 0.69 for Tacita Dea ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 danzatore e coreografo statunitense

Merce Cunningham US-amerikanischer Tnzer und Choreograf

Каннингем, Мерс

Мерс Канингам

Мерс Каннінгем

מרס קנינגהם

קנינגהם, מרס 1919-2009

مرس کانینگهام طراح رقص و رقاص آمریکایی

მერს კანინგემი



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