Media / 1998

Pond Way

Filmed at Mulhouse, 1999. Issued on DVD with "BIPED." One of Cunningham’s nature studies, "Pond Way" evokes the trickling affect of water, as the dancers move in wave like motions across the stage; timing the movements so that one begins just after another. The movement was inspired by Cunningham’s childhood game of skimming stones over a pond. Suzanne Gallo designed the costumes–loose fitting white tops and pants. The décor was a patterned backcloth, reminiscent of bubbles of water, based on Roy Lichtenstein's painting "Landscape with Boat". Brian Eno composed the soundscape.

View

Details

Video Type

Performance

Dances

Pond Way

Length

21 minutes

Director

Charles Atlas

Set

Roy Lichtenstein

Suzanne Gallo

Producer

NADA, INA, ARTE France, and the Cunningham Dance Foundation

COLOR/BW

Color

Music

New Ikebakuro (for 3 CD Player), Brian Eno

Dancers

Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Holley Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Glen Rumsey, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien