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Peter Angelo Simon performing arts images, 1984-2019

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DF Videos, 2016-2019
This series contains digital moving images recorded by Peter Angelo Simon. Subjects include choreographers Lucinda Childs, Merce Cunningham, and unnamed street performers. The materials document the rehearsal, performance, and reception of Childs’s Available Light (Chatalet Theatre, Paris, 2016); the restaged performance of Cunningham’s Night Wandering (Düsseldorf Opera House, Germany, 2019), and clips of street performers in New York City. Childs collaborated with composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry for Available Light. Lighting design for Available Light and Night Wandering was provided by Beverly Emmons. The unnamed street performers are dancers and skateboarders in Brooklyn.
Video recording footage and photographs by Peter Angelo Simon included in the documentary film titled Bessie: A Portrait of Bessie Schönberg are found on the DVD included in this collection that was transferred to the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division.
Arranged alphabetically by title of work.
DF Available Light, 2016
DIGITAL ID: SimonPeterA_MUS_2022_003
Choreographed by Lucinda Childs; performed by the Lucinda Childs Dance Company; music by John Adams
Rehearsals, performance, and reception in Paris, and several photographs of the dance company; 19 digital files
DF Night Wandering, 2019
Digital ID: SimonPeterA_MUS_2022_004
Choreographed by Merce Cunningham; performed by Ballet at the Rhine; music by Bo Nilsson
Restaged performance in Düsseldorf, Germany; 13 digital files
DF Street Performance, undated
DIGITAL ID: SimonPeterA_MUS_2022_006
Dancer on a subway platform; skateboarder in Brooklyn; 4 digital files

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