Merce Cunningham Trust

Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary Level 1984


LENGTH 35 minutes
DIRECTOR Elliot Caplan & Merce Cunningham
PRODUCER Cunningham Dance Foundation
DISTRIBUTOR Alexander Street Press
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MUSICIANS Pat Richter
DANCERS Alison Cutri, Nancy Langsner, Kate Troughton, Susan Alexander, Ruth Barnes, Merce Cunningham, June Finch, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Chris Komar, Jill Diamond
This videotape is an introduction to a number of the elements that comprise the basis of the Cunningham technique for dancers. Exercises and movement combinations are demonstrated by close-ups of select dancers, intercut with teacher and student demonstration during actual classes. Cunningham's narration provides an explanation of each exercise and insight into his movement style. Dancers: Alison Cutri, Jill Diamond, Nancy Langsner, Kate Troughton Instructors: Susan Alexander, Ruth Barnes, Merce Cunningham, June Finch, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Chris Komar