Night Wandering

1964, 13 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Paradoxically described by Walter Sorell as "a tender lullaby of love" and by Richard Buckle as "cold and menacing, the courtship of the Macbeths," Night Wandering is a duet reminiscent of snowy landscapes. Cernovitch designed the original costumes: fur tunics that Cunningham wore over trousers, and Brown wore over tights. Continuing with the piece's Nordic theme, the music by Bo Nilsson was characterized by bursts of activity followed by moments of silence, evoking the feeling of traveling through the spacious, and seemingly endless Northern night. -- Merce Cunningham Trust

Director: Arne Arnbom. Producer: Sveriges Television. Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg. Producer: Finnish Broadcasting Company. Music: Bo Nilsson. Musician: David Tudor. Dancers: Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham.


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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