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Author: Merce CunninghamBénédicte PesleGavin BryarsDavid TudorCédric AndrieuxAll authors
Publisher: 2001.
Series: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : French
Database:WorldCat
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This disc begins with four TV news segments about the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's performances at the Paris Festival d'Automne; the segments include footage of performances by the company, excerpts from interviews with Cunningham (speaking in English and French), and comments in French from dancer Ashley Chen. Following the performances of RainForest and BIPED are fifteen minutes of footage of a reception at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Television
Video
Named Person: Merce Cunningham; Merce Cunningham
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Merce Cunningham; Bénédicte Pesle; Gavin Bryars; David Tudor; Cédric Andrieux; Jonah Bokaer; Lisa Boudreau; Ashley Chen; Paige Cunningham; Holley Farmer; Jean Freebury; Jennifer Goggans; Koji Minato; Daniel S Squire; Jeannie K Steele; Derry Swan; Robert Swinston; Cheryl Therrien; Paul Kaiser; Shelley Eshkar; Andy Warhol; Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
OCLC Number: 84682619
Language Note: In French.
Notes: Filmed in wide shot.
Credits: BIPED. Music by Gavin Bryars. Decor by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar.
RainForest. Music by David Tudor. Decor by Andy Warhol.
Performer(s): Performed by members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jean Freebury, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Minato, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.
Event notes: Videotaped in performance at the Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France on Nov. 13, 2001.
Description: 1 videodisc (PAL) (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: TV news clips (10 min.) --
RainForest / performed by Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Minato, Daniel Squire, Cheryl Therrien (20 min.) --
BIPED / performed by Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jean Freebury, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Minato, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien (50 min.) --
Merce Cunningham speech in honor of Bénédicte Pesle (15 min.).
Series Title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Other Titles: Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Responsibility: [presented by] the Merce Cunningham Dance Company ; choreography by Merce Cunningham.

Abstract:

This disc begins with four TV news segments about the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's performances at the Paris Festival d'Automne; the segments include footage of performances by the company, excerpts from interviews with Cunningham (speaking in English and French), and comments in French from dancer Ashley Chen. Following the performances of RainForest and BIPED are fifteen minutes of footage of a reception at which Cunningham gives a speech, in French, discussing his company's historic ties with Paris and honoring the company's French presenter, Bénédicte Pesle, who is present and speaks briefly. The sound quality of these comments is poor.

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