Ms Thr 566
Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Merce Cunningham Dance Company photographs of dancers
and performances, 1956-1987: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: Ms Thr 566
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Title: Merce Cunningham Dance Company photographs of dancers and performances,
Date(s): (bulk) 1968-1987.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of the dancers and performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Gift of the Cunningham Dance Foundation through the generousity of David Vaughan; received: 1978 March 8.
Processed by: Diana Haynes with the assistance of Jennifer Lyons.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Photographs of Dancers and Performances, 1956-1987
(MS Thr 566). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) was an innovative modern dancer, choreographer, and dance
company founder. Following two years of formal training and work with the dance company
of Martha Graham, Cunningham started his own company in 1953 to experiment with concepts in modern dance.
Arranged alphabetically by performance title. Miscellaneous materials are found at
the end of the series.
This collection contains photographs from a range of performances by the Merce Cunningham
Dance Company. There are also portrait photographs of Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown and Douglas Dunn: one program from a Wellesley College performance, and publicity photographs for the
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival of 1987.
- (4). Banjo : photographs, undated. 1 items
Dancers include Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown. Includes photographs by Arnold Eagle.
- (7). Carousal : photographs, 1987. 1 photographs
Dancers include Robert Swinston and Catherine Kerr. Includes photographs by Jonathan Atkin.
- (8). Changing steps : photographs, undated. 2 items
Dancers include Meg Eginton, Lise Friedman, Robert Remley and Jim Self. Includes photographs by Lois Greenfield.
- (10). Collage III : photographs, undated. 1 items
Dancers include Merce Cunningham. Includes photograph by Jack Mitchell.
- (12). Cunningham, Merce. Portraits : photographs, 1975-1987 and undated. 8 items
Mainly portraits of Merce Cunningham.
Includes photographs by Radford Bascome, Penny Brogden, Hervé Gloaguen and Jack Mitchell. Steven Mark Needham, Nancy Tutko.
Also includes one group portrait of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
- (39). Points in space : photographs, 1986. . 7 items
Dancers include Helen Barrow, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Patricia Lent, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Robert Swinston and Carol Teitelbaum.
Includes photographs by Dee Conway, Lois Greenfield and Robert Hill for the British Broadcasting Company.
Includes three duplicate images.
- (60). Variations V : photographs, 1965, 1968 and undated. 5 items
Dancers include Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham, unidentified members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Albert Reid and Gus Solomons Jr.
Others include John Cage, Gordon Mumma and David Tudor.
Includes photographs by Oscar Bailey, Hervé Gloaguen and Teresa King.