Tag Archives: Modern Dance

MERCE CUNNINGHAM / JOHN CAGE EXCERPTS, VARIATIONS V

Variations V (1965)
Musicians: John Cage, David Tudor and Gordon Mumma
Choreography: Merce Cunningham
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Filmed Projections & Visual Effects: Stan VanDerBeek and Nam June Paik
Lighting: Beverly Emmons
Directed for Film by Arne Arnborn
Variations V reflects the experimentation and spirit of the 1960s — a collaborative, interactive multi-media event with choreographed dance, elaborate mobile decor, variable lighting, multiple film projection, and live-electronic music often activated by the dancers’ movements.

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TWYLA THARP/ DAVID BYRNE :: THE CATHERINE WHEEL, 1981 >an early artworld cross over into mainstream pop culture

The Catherine Wheel was a seventy-two minute dance film choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp to a musical score by David Byrne.The show premiered in 1981 at the Winter Garden Theatre, New York City and a film was made in 1983. The film was part-produced by the BBC .  Continue reading TWYLA THARP/ DAVID BYRNE :: THE CATHERINE WHEEL, 1981 >an early artworld cross over into mainstream pop culture