Merce Cunningham; David Vaughan; American Dance Festival.
|演员：||Speakers: Merce Cunningham, David Vaughan.|
|制作说明：||Videotaped at the American Dance Festival, Durham, N.C., on June 22, 1996.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (NTSC) (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|丛书名：||Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection|
Merce Cunningham begins the program by introducing David Vaughan, describing how Vaughan became involved with the Cunningham company. Cunningham continues to speak about his company's beginnings at Black Mountain College; the current state of the dance world, and the influence of television on how people view dance; his interest in pure movement; recollections of Mrs. Barrett, his first dance teacher; his collaborations with John Cage and other composers; his use of Life Forms computer software, and of chance procedures, in creating choreography. Vaughan and Cunningham answer questions from the audience, discussing the multiplicity of rhythms in Cunningham's choreography; the making of the work Ocean; how Cunningham was influenced by the I ching and by Zen Buddist ideas about decentralization; Cunningham's ideas about the expressive qualities of movement.