Merce Cunningham Trust

Channels/Inserts 1982


DANCES Channels/Inserts
LENGTH 32 minutes
DIRECTOR Charles Atlas
PRODUCER Cunningham Dance Foundation
DISTRIBUTOR Electronic Arts Intermix, Alexander Street Press
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COLOR/BW Color
MUSIC Phonemes, David Tudor
DANCERS Karole Armitage, Louise Burns, Ellen Cornfield, Susan Emery, Lise Friedman, Alan Good, Neil Greenberg, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Judy Lazaroff, Joseph Lennon, Rob Remley, Robert Swinston, Megan Walker
In "Channels/Inserts", Cunningham created a piece in which there was a sense of dual events happening concurrently. Atlas coveys this idea with cross-cutting and animated travelling mattes, which serve as alternative transitions between segments. Filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. First public screening at Carnegie Hall Cinema, New York, NY, 21 March 1982.