"Coast Zone" was created in collaboration with director, Charles Atlas. The film explores the use of deep-focus, contrasting background figures (often in motion) with those in the foreground (sometimes in extreme close-up). It was filmed in the vaulted wood-paneled Synod House of Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City where great spatial depth and camera mobility could enhance Cunningham's style of extended, energetic dance. First screenings at Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA, 7 April 1984; Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth in New York, NY, 16 April 1984.
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