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Swinston, Robert

Overview
Works: 305 works in 386 publications in 2 languages and 530 library holdings
Genres: Filmed dance  Nonfiction television programs  Televised dance  Documentary television programs  Dance television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Dance films  Aleatory music  Manuscripts 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee, Photographer, Author, Speaker
Classifications: GV1783, 792.8
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Most widely held works about Robert Swinston
 
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Most widely held works by Robert Swinston
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Park Avenue Armory event( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 29, 30 and 31, 2011, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company presented six valedictory performances at Park Avenue Armory before disbanding. The event marked the conclusion of the Company's Legacy Tour and the culmination of nearly 60 years of innovation. Disc 3 includes recent and archival excerpts from each of the repertory works featured on the Legacy Tour
Robert by Christian Wolff( )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRWDSPCR( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents the creation of CRWDSPCR, which Merce Cunningham choreographed with the aid of Life Forms computer software. Rehearsal footage is interspersed with comments from Cunningham and the dancers about how the computer software affects the choreorgaphy and the rehearsal process
Ocean( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc contains footage filmed for a German television segment on the first Kunstenfestival des Arts in Brussels. Merce Cunningham speaks to reporters about the score for Ocean, its performance in the round, the collaborators who worked on Ocean, and the reason for its title. An hour of excerpts from a performance of Ocean at the festival follow. Festival founder Fri Leyson is interviewed about the festival's origins, its significance in bringing together the French and Flemish cultures of Belgium and reflecting the European situation, its sources of funding and the inclusion of Chinese works. The last 8 min. of the disc contains an edited compilation of the preceding footage, with voice-over translations in German, probably for a television segment
Beach birds( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc contains a studio run-through of Beach birds, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment. The rehearsal is filmed from an angle that does not show the whole studio
BIPED( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 4 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
Sounddance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performance of Sounddance is followed by a post-performance discussion with Cunningham, company dancers and musicians, speaking about the choreography, music and aspects of performance
Scenario no. 1 [and] Installations [rehearsal]( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These discs contains run-throughs of Scenario and Installations, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Loosestrife [rehearsal]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc contains a studio run-through of Loosestrife, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Neighbors( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performance of Neighbors lasts 26 min.; a 5 min. excerpt from Beach birds follows
Split sides by Charles Atlas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Split sides consists of two sections and has two sets of costumes, decor and music. The ordering of the elements is determined before each performance by rolling dice. This disc contains two full performances of Split sides with variant combinations of the elements
Ground level overlay( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc contains a run-through of Ground level overlay, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Inventions rehearsal( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc contains a run-through of Inventions, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Interscape( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc contains a run-through of Interscape, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Points in space by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hour-long broadcast begins with a documentary on the making of Points in space. The documentary includes interviews with the artists who collaborated on this work (Cunningham, Cage, Anastasi, Bradshaw, and dancer Catherine Kerr), interspersed with scenes of rehearsals in New York and recording in London. Cage is seen conferring with the computer experts at Brooklyn College who helped synthesize the score. Points in space is shown in its entirety at the end of the program
Event Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Event contains material from Winterbranch, Kronos event, Cross currents, Fielding sixes, Ocean, Overpopulation, Way station, Un jour ou deux, Squaregame
Inlets 2 [and] Roaratorio( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tape contains studio run-throughs of Inlets 2 and Roaratorio, in rehearsal clothes, without musical accompaniment
Merce Cunningham by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

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

This program was part of a week-long series of films relating to Merce Cunningham shown on MetroArts/Thirteen. The program begins with an interview in which Cunningham discusses how and why he uses chance procedures in creating choreography. Cunningham also discusses differences between the versions of Points in space for camera and stage, and technical aspects of the production of Variations V. Following the interview a documentary on the production of Points in space is shown. Merce Cunningham and John Cage discuss Points in space and their views on music and dance. Interspersed are scenes of the company rehearsing for the filming of the dance in London. The actual filmed work appears 27 min. into the documentary and lasts 28 min. A film of Variations V, originally telecast in Germany in 1966, concludes the program
Views on stage [rehearsal]( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pond way, Event, [and] CRWDSPCR( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program is introduced by Jacob's Pillow executive director Ella Baff, who speaks about Merce Cunningham's choreographic innovations. The performance of Pond way begins at 4 min. into the disc
 
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