Two collaborative works are presented in this program. Disc 3 contains an edited video of performances of Skin and Flesh at the C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University, with on-screen credits. Disc 4 contains the video component for TechnOrigin
SUMMARY: The offering. Music: Krzysztof Penderecki, and anonymous composers. Danced by Dominique Mercy, Felicia Norton, and Malou Airaudo. 10 min. -- Palomas: excerpt. Music: Pauline Oliveros. Danced by Felicia Norton and Malou Airaudo. 18 min. -- Storm. Music: Juliusz Luciuk. Danced by Manuel Alum. 7 min
Leaving the house, a study in returning  / music by Pauline Oliveros (The wheel of time) (23 min.) -- Sweet, a study in the authenticity of movement  / music tape collage by Glenn English (25 min.) -- The well, a study in inexhaustible nourishment  / music by Pauline Oliveros (24 min.).
Streaming file 1, Dec. 15, 1978: Merce Cunningham speaks with David Vaughan about the descriptive names of the movement phrases in his Rune (1959); they speak about the reasons for the infrequency of performances of Rune, including an anecdote about a reaction to Rune from his [Merce Cunningham Dance Company] especially Barbara [Dilley Lloyd]; Cunningham speaks briefly about his extensive choreographic notes on Rune; Cunningham speaks about the chance procedures that determined when dancers were attached to the elastic bands in Crises (1960); John Cage and Gordon Mumma finding the music for Crises, Conlon Nancarrow's Rhythm studies for player piano, at the New York Public Library; they speak about Robert Rauschenberg's costumes for Crises; Cunningham speaks about the qualities of dancers Carolyn Brown and Viola Farber, especially in Rune and Crises; more about the movements and movement qualities of Crises; Cunningham speaks briefly about his choreographic notes for Crises; he speaks ... Read More