Merce Cunningham Trust

Roamin' I 1979

LENGTH 15 minutes
DIRECTOR Charles Atlas
DESIGNERS Charles Atlas
PRODUCER Cunningham Dance Foundation
DISTRIBUTOR EAI & Alexander Street Press
MUSIC Ambient sound
DANCERS Karole Armitage, Louise Burns, Ellen Cornfield, Meg Eginton, Susan Emery, Lisa Fox, Lise Friedman, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Robert Kovich, Joseph Lennon, Rob Remley, Jim Self, Merce Cunningham
This film is a documentary on the making of the filmdance "Locale." The contents is composed of the outtakes of "Locale's" color footage plus additional B & W footage taken during the filming. In "Roamin' I" the interactions of dancers, choreographer and film crew working together are recorded. The title may be read as "Roman Numeral One" or "Roaming Eye." The work is a fascinating lesson on the methods used and problems encountered in filming dance movement.