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Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Robert Rauschenberg Collaborations: Suite for Five, Summerspace, Interscape

Synopsis
In 1954, Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time these friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century. This three-DVD set showcases the work of these artists’ work, along with the work of another, filmmaker Charles Atlas. The DVDs are accompanied by an illustrated essay by Bonnie Brooks. Charles Atlas has directed and collaborated on over 35 film or video projects with Merce Cunningham and served as the company’s filmmaker-in-residence for ten years (1974-1983). The three films in this collection showcase Atlas’s direction and editing of films and include the 2003 revival of SUITE FOR FIVE, the 1999 revival of SUMMERSPACE, and the original cast of INTERSCAPE in 2000.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Availability
Out of Distribution
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
Cage, John; dance performance; modern art; modern dance; Rauschenberg, Robert; Cunningham, Merce

Credits

Director
Charles Atlas
Music
John Cage
Production Design
Robert Rauschenberg
Choreographer
Merce Cunningham

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£40.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
97 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Artpix

Distributor

Name

Microcinema Europe

Email
europe@microcinema.com
Web
http://www.microcinemadvd.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44-289 5680 030
Fax
+1-44-2890 950890
Address
11 Kilbride Road
Doagh
Ballyclare
County Antrim
BT39 0QA
Northern Ireland
Notes
In May 2014 Microcinema International USA and its associated DVD distribution and visuals business closed. Microcinema Europe is no longer trading.

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