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Episode 003 - Cunningham on Sounddance



"the buginning is the woid, in the muddle is the sounddance and thereinofter you're in the unbewised again, vund vulsyvolsy." — James Joyce, "Finnegan's Wake"

All about the landmark work called "Sounddance." See rehearsals conducted by Merce and performance footage. Hear Merce talk about making the dance and his first thoughts on seeing Mark Lancaster's wonderful decor. Robert Swinston, the Assistant to the Choreographer, talks about dancing Merce's role in the piece and what it has meant to him as a performer. In addition, see sequences from Merce's class that show the connections between class and repertory.



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