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|Named Person:||Jean Erdman; Kazuko Hirabayashi; Chris Komar; John Cage; Merce Cunningham; Rei Kawakubo|
|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Swinston; Susan Kraft
|Notes:||For transcript, see: *MGZMT 3-2118.
Interviewed by Susan Kraft, February 20 and 21, 1998 in New York City.
|Description:||3 audiocassettes (3.5 hr.) + 1 transcript (93 leaves ; 28 cm)|
Cassette 2. Recorded October 21, 1998 at the Dance Collection, New York Public Library at Lincoln Center. Mr Swinston continues to discuss joining the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; compares the Cunningham and Graham techniques; describes his developing mastery of Cunningham technique and repertory; discusses dancers that he has admired; Sounddance; meaning in Cunningham's work; his impressions of Merce Cunningham in the early years; Cunningham's working process; touring with John Cage; various issues relating to performing Cunningham's choreography; strategies for learning Cunningham's complex material; the creation of Scenario; Rei Kawakubo's costumes; the increasing complexity of Cunningham's movement; reconstructing Cunningham's older works; Swinston's current position as assistant to the choreographer.
Cassette 3. Continuation of cassette 2. Mr. Swinston discusses the death of John Cage; the death of Chris Komar; his admiration for Komar's teaching; his own dancing and his thoughts about the future.
- Erdman, Jean.
- Hirabayashi, Kazuko.
- Komar, Chris.
- Cage, John.
- Cunningham, Merce.
- Kawakubo, Rei, -- 1942-
- Martha Graham Dance Company.
- Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
- José Limón Dance Company.
- Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
- Scenario (Choreographic work : Cunningham)