Mad about Merce

A new Merce Cunningham Dance Company DVD set has been added to the library collections this week:

C367     Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Park Avenue Armory Event
Producer / Cunningham Dance Foundation
Choreographer / Merce Cunningham
Content / Disc 1: Park Avenue Armory Event — Disc 2: Uncut single-stage captures — Disc 3: Bonus legacy tour
Performed at Park Avenue Amory, 29-31 December 2011
[New York], Cunningham Dance Foundation | ARTPIX, 2012
3 disc (382 min.) : sd., col.
IS3790  12062

If you’d like to view the set please ask for C367 at the library counter.

Abstract:
On December 29, 30 and 31, 2011, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company returned to New York City, its home since it was founded in 1953, to present six valedictory performances at the Park Avenue Armory before disbanding. Performed across three stages spanning the Armory’s soaring drill hall, the Park Avenue Armory Event marked the conclusion of the Company’s Legacy Tour and the culmination of nearly 60 years of cross-disciplinary innovation.

Content details:
Disc 1. Park Avenue Armory event (53 min.)

Disc 2. Uncut single-stage captures (137 min.)

Disc 3. Bonus Legacy Tour repertory excerpts (90 min.): Suite for five (1956-1958) — Antic meet (1958) — Crises (1960) — RainForest (1968) — Second Hand (1970) — Sounddance (1975) — Squaregame (1976) — Duets (1980) — Quartet (1982) — Roaratorio (1983) — CRWDSPCR (1993) — Pond Way (1998) — Biped (1999) — Split sides (2003) — Xover (2007) — Nearly 90² (2009)

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