Merce Cunningham Trust

Cunningham Ballett (1958) 1958


LENGTH 24 minutes
DIRECTOR Herbert Junkers
DESIGNERS Robert Rauschenberg
Remy Charlip
PRODUCER NDR
DISTRIBUTOR NDR
COLOR/BW B/W
MUSIC Suite, Christian Wolff; Music for Piano, John Cage; Indices, Earle Brown
MUSICIANS John Cage, David Tudor
DANCERS Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown
"Cunningham Ballett"(1958) was filmed at Norddeutscher Rundrunk Studio Hamburg (NDR) during a European tour of solos and duets danced by Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown. The film includes "Changeling", the duet from "Suite for Two", and the duet version of "Springweather and People". The music (Christian Wolff’s Suite, John Cage’s Music for Piano, and Earle Brown’s Indices) is performed by David Tudor and John Cage. The costumes were designed by Robert Rauschenberg and Remy Charlip.