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Bound and Unbound: The Reconstruction of Crises

Carrie Noland

in Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226541105
eISBN:
9780226541389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226541389.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cunningham often chose movement material with a specific dancer in mind; for Crises (1960) he created a movement gamut for his two lead dancers--Carolyn Brown and Viola Farber. To dramatize the ... More


“Passion in Slow Motion”: Suite for Five and the Photographic Impulse

Carrie Noland

in Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226541105
eISBN:
9780226541389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226541389.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cunningham began employing the photograph as content in "Extended Moment," a duet in Suite for Five that he choreographed for himself and Carolyn Brown in 1958. A study of the Choreographic Records ... More


Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary

Carrie Noland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226541105
eISBN:
9780226541389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226541389.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this book, I treat what I believe to be Cunningham’s greatest preoccupation: not chance but rather inevitability, not chilling neutrality but rather the heat of human bonds. Instead of focusing ... More


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