Interscape

2001, 46:41 min, color, sound

Interscape was first performed at the Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2000. Some of the choreography for this piece was originally created for the dance film Melange(2000), including a series of trips where one dancer is continually replaced by another. The dance is made up of a series of trios and duets, and there are also ensemble passages in which the dancers circle the stage in big leaps. Robert Rauschenberg designed the décor and costumes, naming his design Interscape Mirage. Both the backdrop and costumes are silkscreened with a collage of various images. The piece is performed to John Cage's One, composed in 1991.

Choreography: Merce Cunningham. Direction: Charles Atlas. Dancers: Cedric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, DFaniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien. Music Performed by: Loren Dempster. Executive Producer: Bénédicte Pesle. Assistant Director: Martine Robert. Production Manager: Robert Alaux. Director of Photography: Jacques Pamart. Additional Cameras: Olivier Chambon, Robert Alaux. Video Assistant: N'Guyen Van Franckin. Sound: Stephane Bauer. Editing: Joshua Thorson. Sound Consultant: Stephan Moore. Production Manager: Will Knapp. Lighting Director: Aaron Copp. Music Recording: Jane Shaw. Wardrobe Supervisor: James Hall. Special Thanks: Christopher Crimes, La Filature, Mulhouse, France Helena Van Dantzig, Leurac Productions, Board of Directors of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, Molly Davies. For Cunningham Dance Foundation: Artistic Director: Merce Cunningham. Founding Music Director: John Cage (1912-1992). Assistant to the Choreographer: Robert Swinston. Music Director: Takehisa Kosugi. Executive Director: Jeffrey James. Communications Director: Trevor Carlson. Company Manager: David Pini. Director of Finance: Margaret Pasanowic. Archivist: David Vaughan. Special Thanks: Christopher Crimes, La Filature, Mulhouse, France. Helena Van Dantzig, Leurac Productions. And the Board of Directors of the Cunningham Dance Foundation: Molly Davies, Chair. Funding: Cunningham Dance Foundation filming initiatives are achieved a part of To Merce, with major support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Sage and John Cowles, Judith and Alan Fishman, the KRK Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This film was made possible through grants from Save America's Treasures, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Major support was also provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. INTERSCAPE was first performed at Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, April 6th, 2000. Copyright 2008 Cunningham Dance Foundation