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Cunningham, Merce

Overview
Works: 1,404 works in 2,096 publications in 5 languages and 20,989 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History  Pictorial works  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Film catalogs  Documentary films  Drama 
Roles: Choreographer, Host, Interviewee, Director, Performer, Dancer, Speaker, Conductor, Honoree, Artist, Narrator, Film editor, Designer, Author of introduction, Other, Costume designer, Illustrator
Classifications: GV1785.C85, 709.7309051
Publication Timeline
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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 )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,577 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 861 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 )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 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 )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 592 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 )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 501 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 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones ( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never stand still ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 329 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 233 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
Changing steps by Merce Cunningham ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 231 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 intermediate level ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates intermediate-level techniques and exercises of the Cunningham method of dance
Robert Rauschenberg inventive genius ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 174 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
Variations V by John Cage ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 162 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-sc̈ne 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 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at Merce Cunningham's choreographic methods and shows the dancers in his dance company working on CRWDSPCR
Beach birds for camera by Elliot Caplan ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to John Cage's work Four³
Music for Merce 1952-2009 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merce by Merce by Paik by Charles Atlas ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 142 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows Merce Cunningham working with his company in studio
Deli commedia ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 137 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
Walkaround time ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homage to Marcel Duchamp. Embodies aspects of the artist's work, such as transparency, motion, the role of the viewer, and the nature of vision. The transparency of the set allows parts of the dance action to be observed within and behind the decor
 
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Cunningham, Mercier
Cunningham, Mercier Philip
Cunningham, Mercier Philip 1919-2009
Merce Cunningham
קנינגהם, מרס 1919-2009
カニングハム
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