Media / 1988

Changing Steps

Video collage of different recordings of "Changing Steps" taped at the Merce Cunningham Studio at Westbeth, New York, April 1974; Bühen der Stadt in Bielefeld, Stadthalle in Neuss and Forum in Leverkusen, West Germany, June 1988; and Sundance Institute, Provo UT, and Sunrise Studios, Orem UT, October 1988. Merce Cunningham choreographed "Changing Steps" in 1973. In its original form "Changing Steps" consisted of a solo dance for each member of the company, 3 trios, 2 quartets and 2 quintets, which could be performed in order, and separately or overlapping if space allowed. First public screening, Anthology Film Archives, New York NY, 15 May 1989

Details

Video Type

Other

Dances

Changing Steps

Length

35 minutes

Director

Elliot Caplan and Merce Cunningham

Set

Mark Lancaster

Suzanne Gallo

Producer

Cunningham Dance Foundation and La SEPT

Distributor(s)

Alexander Street Press

COLOR/BW

Color

Music

David Behrman, John Cage, Gordon Mumma and David Tudor (1973); John Cage - Cartridge Music (1960)

Dancers

Helen Barrow, Kimberly Bartosik, Emma Diamond, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Chris Komar, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston, Carol Teitelbaum, Robert Wood, Jenifer Weaver, Michael Cole, Holley Farmer