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Title Pond way [and] BIPED [videorecording] : deux baellets filmes / choreography by Merce Cunningham ; produced by NADA, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.

Published Paris, France : MK2 ├ęditions, 2005, c1999.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 1873    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (PAL) (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Contents Pond way (24 min.) -- Pond way commentary (2 min.) -- BIPED (47 min.) -- Computers and dance commentary (25 min.)
Credits Pond way. Music by Brian Eno. Decor by Roy Lichtenstein. Costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
BIPED. Decor by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar. Costumes by Suzanne Gallo.
Performers Performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cedric Andrieux, Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Holley Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, David Kulick, Koji Minato, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien.
Notes Videotaped in performance in Mulhouse, France in 1999.
Summary This disc contains full performances of Pond way and BIPED and commentary by Merce Cunningham, who speaks about the inspiration and costumes for Pond way; his use of computer software in creating choreography; the motion capture graphics for BIPED; his reasons for using chance operations.
History notes The decor for BIPED was developed from the motion-capture animation project Hand-drawn spaces by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar, with choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Language notes With credits and commentary available in English or French.
Other author Cunningham, Merce. Choreographer.
Cunningham, Merce. Interviewee.
Bryars, Gavin. Composer.
Eno, Brian, 1948- Composer.
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997. Designer.
Andrieux, C├ędric. Dancer.
Boudreau, Lisa. Dancer.
Caley, Thomas. Dancer.
Farmer, Holley. Dancer.
Fason, Maydelle. Dancer.
Freebury, Jean. Dancer.
Kulick, David. Dancer.
Mohr, Matthew D. Dancer.
Ogan, Banu. Dancer.
Squire, Daniel S. Dancer.
Steele, Jeannie K. Dancer.
Swan, Derry. Dancer.
Swinston, Robert. Dancer.
Therrien, Cheryl. Dancer.
Kaiser, Paul, 1956- Designer.
Eshkar, Shelley. Designer.
Gallo, Suzanne. Costume designer.
Atlas, Charles. Director.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Subject Cunningham, Merce -- Interviews.
Dance.
Video.
Other uniform title Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Pond way (Choreographic work : Cunningham)